In project management we have an old adeage that 1o minutes of planning can save up to 60 minutes of unfocused work. How much time do you spend on a daily or weekly basis, planning short, medium and long-term tasks? Do you have a clear list of what's really important for you to tackle today?
As a coach building their business, planning is only one part of the equation. Ensure that you track your results - new clients acquired, speaking sessions booked, new registrations received. Tracking can be done on paper or on your larger business plans. When new business comes your way, make a practice of asking where they have heard about you/the service. This can provide you with valuable inforrmation of knowing what marketing strategies are having an impact.
Questions to Consider:
What are the most important and urgent tasks for me to undertake today? This week? This month?
What tasks am I avoiding? What do I need/want to do about this?
What tasks do I need to let go of?
Have I done enough planning, and really need to get into action?
What action do I need to take today? This week?
What activities do I want to track?
What am I noticing about where my recent business has come from? What are the sources? What can I do to amplify these?
What activities may need tweaking because I'm not getting the impact I want?
What do I need to let go of?
Have a great week,
Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC, CPT
Host of the Group Coaching Essentials program: Accredited for 6.75 ICF CCEs. New programs start March 9 and 22.
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010)
Join me in Toronto, CANADA on April 2 and 3, 2011 for the 2 day in person Group Coaching Intensive Training: http://bit.ly/hccays