marketing hacks

Marketing hacks – kick out excuses

I was motivated to write today’s blog after reading a great article on how we all hide behind some very plausible excuses when it comes to why we don’t do what we say we will and what we know we need to do!
One of my current fave phrases is “World Class at Getting Ready” – coined by Nigel Botterill, one of the UK’s most successful Small Business Entrepreneurs. Having set up a £1million+ business every year, since 2004, he is well placed to comment on those who spend forever on the preparation, but never quite get it together to make something great happen in their business.

Entrepreneurial initiatives

In fact, if it’s advice you need (or maybe just a kick up the backside) and a ton of practical assistance with initiatives that you can put into action easily, then membership of his Entrepreneur’s Circle might be what you need.
It’s a members only group set up for business owners that are really serious about growth and super success, and I’ve found it invaluable in the last year as I looked for ways in which to take my own businesses forward.
However, getting things done remains an obstacle for many of us – and one way I’ve found to really focus our minds here at Saucy Horse on what’s important is to use the phrase made famous by Olympic Gold medalist, Ben Hunt-DavisWill it make the boat go faster? We ask that about everything we’re about to do – and I can tell you, it clears the fog!

Marketing Hacks – Focus & avoid procrastination!

Focus! If you do nothing else, then take heed of the advice from Wrike on avoiding the dreaded P word – marketing hacks to help get rid of procrastination – these are a good starting point according to their article:

“1. Unplug. Put your phone on airplane mode or Do Not Disturb (or use an app. Black out background browser tabs and notifications with an extension and mute your email with something like Inbox Pause for Gmail.

2. Tidy up. Did you know that the average worker spends 76 hours every year looking for lost stuff? Cleaning up your work area lets your mind focus. 

3. Write distractions down. Free up some brain space by taking note of every reminder and distraction that pops in your head. It’ll silence that nagging “I’m forgetting something…” feeling and let you focus on the task at hand. 

Please leave a comment below with any tips you have on getting on with those tasks that we just don’t seem to be able to get on with – and here’s to getting your next project off the ground rather than just getting ready!