Tools to Help You Work Less and Earn More Do you want to work less and earn more money? Have you considered cloning yourself?
Do you want to work less and earn more? Have you considered cloning yourself?
Today’s post is #2 of the series, Work Less, Earn More. Are you feeling the pain of being overwhelmed?
Are you struggling? Is that voice in your head saying, “I can’t do it all?” You ARE working HARD, but that “To-do” list keeps growing. As I said in my previous post, you can work smarter, not harder, and begin to Earn More.
Recently a client described how they stayed up until 1 a.m. trying to fix a glitch in their newsletter. She asked, “Is this something you can help me with?” My response was, “Of course!”
Today, let’s focus on some tools to take your profitability to new heights.
Here are three thoughts to provoke you, two ideas to inspire you, and one item to act on!
Three Thoughts to Provoke
Number One. Cloning Effectiveness
Use tools to multiply your effectiveness. Remember, you want to work smarter, not harder. You may be spending LOTS of time “checking” your social media, but time is money. Hire someone to take over this task. Train them to look for a keyword that you want to follow. What needs your attention? One of my best investments in Olinda Services has been hiring a social media manager.
Number Two. Cloning AI
You might consider Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to perform specific tasks. I had been doing lower-level functions in the past, and they were eating up my time AND money. Then I discovered tools that would essentially CLONE me.
Where are some areas where you can use AI?
AI to transcribe? I use AI for my Zoom meetings. When I am on a Zoom call, I like to give them my undivided attention. I ask them if they mind me recording the call, and then I send it to a transcribing service like Rev.com or Temi.com.
Another way to clone yourself is by using a dashboard service like Cyfe. Cyfe pulls in data from many resources. You can quickly build dashboards with widgets to review financials, marketing, email, web analytics, and more. I take 15-20 minutes in the morning to check my dashboards. It helps me focus on what needs to happen for the day.
Number Three. Dream
So, this is not a cloning tip, but it is a growth hack tip.
Think big, be big. It is not really about your business’s size but growing it to the extent you want and achieving your own wildly essential Goals. Instead of worrying about tomorrow, or next week, take time to think about where you want to be in 2-3 years. What is important to you? Start planning for those dreams to become a reality.
If your business is about your vision for the future and you have developed the goals to get you there, then “Think Big, Be Big,” my friend! If you are building your dream, outsource your dreary tasks, leaving you energized and enthusiastic. Your business will become more profitable, and you will earn more!
Two Things to Inspire
Number One. Earn More Money or Earn More Time.
Which is more important to you at this time in your life and business? Everyone’s dream of success is different. Mine has even shifted over the past 20 years.
How about a thought-provoking quote from Jim Rohn?
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Number Two. Earn More Money or Earn More Peace.
Which is critical?
- Earning more money or seeing a job well done?
- More money, or the respect of your peers?
- More money, or the trust of your Team?
Earning more may not end up being about money at all. Be happy in the work you are doing and enjoy your life. Make a lifelong difference in the lives of the people around you.
My husband, Tim, shares this story.
In University, I had to PAY tuition for the privilege of Student Teaching. The training I received laid the foundation for growth and almost 40 years of teaching in many areas. I have earned a lot more over the years because of that starting place.
Your business will grow, and you will earn more over time when you build on a solid foundation.
Your Action Item
Write down the top five things that could help you Earn More (fill in the blank.)
Your business is a tool to improve your life and to help others. What tools can you use now to achieve your goals?
Reach out to me via email or schedule a 15-minute call to brainstorm solutions.