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December 19, 2013 | Uncategorized | Beth Schneider

I really can't hide it anymore.
BethandKelly
I mean I literally can't hide it. It's obvious the second you see me.

Can you guess?

Yup, it's true. I'm pregnant! Jeff and I are expecting a baby girl this coming March.

I'm a mix of super excited and super nervous all at the same time. 🙂

What this means for you is I'll be talking a lot about how to depend on your systems and your team. Because once again I'll be away from my business for a good chunk of the spring. Only this time because it's welcoming a new life instead of having to say goodbye.

Here's a picture of me with Kelly O'Neil at Sharla Jacob's and Jesse Koren's JV Summit last week.

Just call me Mama.

If you're like me ... I mean planning for 2014 not "knocked up" as my husband likes to call me, then I bet you're working hard this week to close out the year before you take some time for the holidays.

This week's article talks about how to just plain get stuff done.

Enjoy!
Beth

10 WAYS TO GET STUFF DONE

By Beth Schneider, President/CEO, Process Prodigy

Ever have one of those weeks? No matter what you do, who you delegate to, or no matter how many hours you spend doing what you think you're supposed to do, it just gets wilder and crazier.

Here are 10 ways for you to start working differently so you can go from crazy and out of control to smooth, together, and organized.

1. Break big projects into smaller more manageable pieces. Delegate and work at one piece at a time.

2. Pick specific times of the day to check and answer email. Check it only during those times, handle the mail, delegate the mail or delete. That way you don't have to keep visiting the same issue over and over.

3. Have a regular team huddle. In football they come together for a couple of minutes to go over the plan and then execute. Use that model. Bring key team members together for 15 minutes, talk about the plan and the priorities, then execute and implement.

4. Create role descriptions for key team members so they fully understand what is and is not their responsibility.

5. Stop and explore some of the intermediate to advanced features of the technology you already own. Most people use a fraction of what their software is capable of. Utilize the technology you have to automate and streamline tasks.

6. Implement a screening process. Have a series of questions you ask potential clients so you can quickly tell if they are a good fit for your programs.

7. Create general scripts and FAQs so team members can answer questions and handle clients for you. You don't have to write word for word scripts, but a general overview gives your team members the power to handle things without having to stop and ask you every minute.

8. Have your team members create templates and checklists wherever and whenever they can. Then make sure they are using them.

9. House frequently used scripts, checklists, templates and processes online so your virtual team has access to the tools they need to get things done faster. Try something like Google Docs or Officezilla. Both are free tools that are easy to use.

10. Create a production schedule that plots your regular marketing efforts. Things like newsletters, direct mail, teleclasses, JV promotions, etc. This will establish the deadlines when things need to be released. Then work backwards to figure out when the work needs to get done to meet those deadlines.

One small change in operations can make a big change in your holiday season. Imagine what it can do for your business.

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© 2013 Beth Schneider, Process Prodigy, Inc.
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