I’ll say that again. The quality of your life is not reduced by the quality of your productivity. – You Don’t Have to Be Prolific to Accomplish Your Blogging Dreams
Funny I highlight this as I email you daily and post them to my blog daily. I’m nothing if not prolific. In fact this year I’ve published around 120k words. Last year I published around 130k words.
I’m clearly on pace to blow far past 130k words.
So, why do I bring this up?
It’s to highlight that you don’t have to keep up with the rat race. Just because you see someone release 12 plugins for WordPress this year, doesn’t mean that you need to do the same thing.
Just because I write daily, doesn’t mean that you have to.
What you need to do is connect with your ideal client daily.
Here is a slightly modified set of questions I answer every Friday to gauge my week.
1: Connect. Who did I connect with this week? (Phone, in person)
Yes on the phone or in person. 27 emails to potential clients don’t count. Who did you actually talk to? Prospect or colleague is fine.
2: Invite. Who did I invite into a discovery call?
This is where you’re connecting with their problems and digging into them so you can understand what they value?
3: Create: How many people took you up on some discovery?
I think that’s obvious.
4: Propose: How much money did you propose in projects this week?
If you propose more, you’ll land more. At a certain point, it’s a numbers game. If you land 20% of what you propose (and I think you can do better if you’re positioned right) and need to earn $8k/month that means you need to propose $40k a month. That’s $10k a week on average.
Find someone that will expect an email from you every week with those questions answered. Then work hard to hit those targets every week.
Once you start taking some action, things will improve.
Have an awesome day!
PS: If you need someone to help you get your business back on track, let’s talk about what you’re struggling with.
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