I've been spending a lot of time lately getting ready for 2010 – planning, organizing, strategizing, visioning, and more. There are many transitions and transformations on the horizon for me and my business, and much to do to prepare for them, so I'm making space and opening the flow.
In Part 1 of this article, I shared 3 ways you can make space in your business (read it here). Now here are 3 ways I'm opening the flow in my business that you can do too:
1. Escape Email Overwhelm
The number one distraction to moving your business forward by leaps instead of baby steps is email. So here's my system for handling email overload. If you can practice this 80% of the time, you'll be way ahead of the game.
a. Delete: scan and delete junk emails first
b. Move: move any emails into an appropriate folder – and create a rule to make that happen automatically
c. Delegate: delegate any emails that should be responded to by someone else
d. Respond: respond to any emails that only YOU can respond to
The goal is to only have emails in your inbox that require action from you!
2. Track your money
One of the easiest ways to open the flow of money in your business is to start tracking exactly how much comes in on a daily basis. I give each of my Platinum clients a money tracking sheet that makes it super-simple for them to implement this tip, but you can create your own very easily.
Just create a simple form that lists the days of the month, with your monthly money goal listed as well. Each day fill in the amount of money that came into your business, and don't forget to include affiliate payments and any other sources of revenue as well.
Just by paying attention to what's coming in will open the flow to more, and before you know it, all the days of the month will be filled in with a number!
3. Don't overbook
When putting together your master plan for 2010, make sure you don't overbook yourself. If you do, you won't leave space for other opportunites to show up that you likely aren't aware of yet.
When I completed my own master plan for 2010, and then just recently with one of my Private Platinum clients, it was complete, but not overbooked. There was time off, as well as space for other exciting possiblilities to come up.
How are you making space and opening the flow for the new year? I'd love to know – please leave your comments below.
(c) 2009 Alicia Forest
About the author: Alicia M Forest, MBA, 6-Figure Business Breakthrough Mentor, teaches self-employed professionals how to attract more clients, create profit-making products and services, make more sales, and ultimately live the life they desire and deserve. For FREE tips on how to create wild abundance in your business, visit http://www.ClientAbundance.com