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5 Simple Daily Things to do to Grow Your Business


Ever read an article and say to yourself “Dang, that was so good I wish I wrote it?”

Well, Nataly over at WorkItMom did just that recently - and I’ll also confess that I’m not nearly as disciplined as she evidently is (got to work on that one…).

Her article is 5 Simple Things You Should Do Every Day to Succeed With Your Business - and ever since I read it, I’ve been thinking of ways to implement this simple process with my business - I’m not one for strict schedules, but I do love having some structure to my day.

Nataly suggests having a small daily to-do list:

  1. Do 3 things every day to get the word out about your business
  2. Make one tough phone call (or send one tough email) per day
  3. Spend 20 minutes each day thinking about daily, weekly, and monthly priorities
  4. Connect with at least one customer per day in a personal way
  5. At the end of each day, write down one what went great and what needs some more work

(Don’t let this list spoil the article for you - Nataly is such a great writer and her articles are a must read!)
From experience, I can 100% truthfully say that if I did these things daily, there would be a measurable improvement - in likely less than 30 days.

But some days I’m totally on top of things - and others, well, not so much so. So although I think her system would work for me, I think I would be more interested in doing these kinds of things on a daily basis if I chunked it into areas of improvement and gave myself a little leeway with what I need to do for the day.

For example, I know I need to do more PR outside of the blogosphere - so I could commit to 2 things per week, like:

  • Source 10 press contacts for a relevant press release distribution list
  • Put together a media statistics page
  • Contact 1 PR agency that has a client in my industry
  • Or for a really PMS-ey day, Read one article on writing better press releases

Then perhaps I could come up with tasks for other areas of business growth - SEO, advertising promotion, traffic generation, work to help one of our authors with their blog, etc.

What I liked the most about Nataly’s article is her willingness to share the fact that although these things can sometimes be hard for her to do, she works her butt off to get them done anyway - which probably is another post for another day… (motivation for the days you just want to crawl under the covers and hide from the world!).

But I’m curious - if you were to commit to doing 5 things on your business every day, would you follow Nataly’s list?

What would you add?

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    On October 17th, 2007 at 1:08 pm, Grant Griffiths said:

    WOW, what a great article. If only we could get ourselves to follow this advice and do the five things listed.

    On October 17th, 2007 at 9:37 pm, Jill at said:

    I would add to rewrite your Top 10 Goals first thing in the morning and spend just a few minutes joyfully visualizing them as already achieved.

    Live Your Dreams,

    -Jill :)

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