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How to Spring Clean Your Business And Avoid Project Fatigue
Episode 568th April 2019 • Women Conquer Business • Jen McFarland
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00:00:22So welcome. This is the same show, like the third pedal, the content and values are the same helping entrepreneurs, get unstuck, evaluating the way things have always been. So we can consider another approach providing a safe space for women and people who identify as women, as well as our male allies to discuss leadership Equity strategies and share stories to support each of our businesses.

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00:01:05During the one-year anniversary show.

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00:01:41I created some merchandise to get you super pumped about conquering the world of business. I'll share a link to the store in the show notes.

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00:02:20I'm also developing a bunch of Life podcast events in the Portland. Oregon area. Also workshops and speaking engagements that, I guess I'll start off in Portland, but could actually go anywhere and then I'm putting together some online courses and communities. So that I can share with you the hours of cool gems that never made it into an episode and create a bunch of tools and courses to help you move your business forward. So as you can see, there's just so many things going on over here and it's going to take us a little bit of time to catch up with all of the cool stuff that we have going on. That's why I didn't show doesn't have an intro or an outro because sometimes when you have to change things the change happened so quickly.

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00:03:12For me, I have been going through a huge transformation where I'm actually just shedding and getting rid of a lot of things that aren't in alignment with my business. And one of the things that I needed to do is move forward with a podcast in a direction that felt fully aligned for me, and that meant taking action without having an intro and outro and just waiting for things like that to catch up.

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00:04:36Every once in a while, I bring people into talk, but things have changed my business is involved. And I know that you are evolving to and as you were evolving it's important to take steps because those steps turn into big actions of those big actions, turn into huge results and sometimes it just starts with the smallest step forward.

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00:05:13We're not only cleaning our house meeting our our home, our place where we lived, but I think sometimes that also means that we're cleaning our business and we're looking and evaluating all of the things and deciding what's in and what's out. And the important thing to do when you have all of those projects when you've got say, if you're like me and you have a podcast and you want to develop different supporting things to help, you know, whether it's a promotion and marketing saying or just offering more value for the people that you're interacting with weather is podcast listeners or someone in your business. Sometimes it's important to

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00:06:35but within those details, there are things that are

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00:07:02When the environment changed, we live in this really disruptive and uncertain Society where so many things happen, at a moment's notice. And yet, sometimes we get our ideas and our projects. And we are standing there and saying that this is the way it has to be.

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00:08:05But if it's really something, that's a nice to have or maybe a long-term aspirational goal.

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00:09:02That will lead to something big, but there has to be some discernment around that, because some of the things we've talked about before our, how we can spend a lot of time on things like social media or stewing about something like, say a Facebook chatbot or something like that. And those may not be the quickest wins that will help you realize revenue or make a big change. Sometimes it's things like following up with clients, maybe something like that or something in your sales pipeline, always ends up at the bottom of your list. When those are the things that can generate the biggest results and can give you the biggest quick wins, that will help you afford the things that are some of your bigger goals. And so, I just want you to consider some of those tasks that always get pushed down the field, that might be things that you can take out care of quickly or things that really support.

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00:11:01like,

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00:11:35So there's that, but there's also, if you're working on six things at the same time and each of these things are really important.

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00:12:16That will affect those other things. Meaning, if you're fatigued and you find something that affects everything else, you might just be like to heck with the whole thing, and I'm not even going to mess with it because you're worn out and

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00:13:26Or 5 or 3 depending on your resources, can be a very dangerous thing because it takes you away from other tasks and you may not be able to manage all of it. So I just want to encourage you. Yes, go through, get rid of the things that don't make sense.

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00:14:43The women conquer business podcast and will talk to you next week.