But don't go there just yet!
I decided not to be the worst example of a business coach and Profit Lover by digging in deep and crossing projects off my list. Here is how I tackled them;
1) Chose the top 3 MUST DO projects
2) Brokedown each project into annoyingly small steps
3) Allocated an estimated time to each step
4) Attacked the smallest project first
5) Kept on attacking...
6) and attacking...
7) and did some napping...
8) and then attacking
I am three of the four projects down, and I feel like some kind of productivity hero when all I did was show up and do the work.
Honestly, it's a good feeling to cross those big projects off, and taking the time to plan out my attack AND assign times to each task, that is a productivity hack you need to steal. I could see that it was entirely feasible to finish those projects by mid-December, just in time for the summer holidays and my sister's wedding.
What if your projects are HUGE!
Set a goal to get to a certain point by Christmas (unless you're in a peak season like wholesale or retail, in which case, sell! sell! sell!) Reaching 50% or even 25% will give you something to feel good about as the year comes to an end.
What if you didn't have any projects?
Errmmm... I don't know how that's possible? I guess a business already at peak profit and running like clock-work probably doesn't have any projects, but for the rest of us.. you should have had a few.
If you didn't, 2020 is your year! What's the vision? What are the goals? What big project do you need to dive into to reach your goals and your vision?
Want the tools I used to cross off some major projects?1) Click Up
When you know your productivity is woeful and you're just a big ol' bag of human flesh and bone absorbing oxygen but achieving nothing Toggl will set you straight.
A simple Chrome extension will pop up like your own personal coach reminding you to track your time, and when you do track your time, you will get a helpful report at the end of the week to show you where you're investing your time.
Just knowing you have to answer to Toggl, well it makes you do the things that will impress Toggl.
3) Profit Lovers Plan + Track
Obvs. I rely heavily on this fine piece of spreadsheeting to set my goals at the start of the year, assign monthly projects and track progress.
The new Plan and Track is ready... but I also have a 15 Minute Profit Fix video to accompany it so I will send the link to download through soon.
Ok, gotta run... I have projects to complete and the countdown to holidays is on!