reach your goals without piling more on your plate

Too often, our ambitious goals require us to pile more, more, more onto our already full plates.

But what if you didn’t need to do a bunch of new things or implement dozens of new strategies in order to reach your goals in your business? 

What if you could achieve your goals by doing what you’re already doing just a little bit better?

This thought crossed my mind last month in my personal life when I set a new fitness goal. Going into it, I could have researched, created and adopted some crazy new workout routine. Instead, I asked myself if I could simplify my approach by doing what I was already doing for my health with a little more focus, intention and dedication.

That question led me to make a few small changes to my fitness routine instead of spending hours learning and implementing new things. For example, I was already running so I decided to swap in a hillier running route each week. I was already strength training twice a week so I decided to add a third day of weight lifting to my routine. I was already swimming so I bought some swim paddles to challenge myself more in the pool.

This approach was easy to adopt and it worked beautifully because I was able to make progress toward my fitness goal WITHOUT spending tons of time and energy reinventing the wheel.

And though this story is about a personal goal, you can use this approach to simplify how you work toward your business goals too. For example…

If you want to increase engagement with your email list and you’re already emailing them once a month, you could consider sending out a weekly newsletter.

If you want to build more trust with an online community you lead, you can start doing a livestream video once a week to engage with them in a more intimate way.

If you want more clients and know that you get most of your clients through referrals, you can connect with a new referral source and tell them how they can send business your way. 

These are just a few ideas to help you start thinking differently about how you work toward your goals.

When it comes to your own business, I encourage you to look at your current goals and ask yourself do I have to pile on more – more strategies, more to dos, more stress – to reach these goals? Or could I reach them by doing what I’m already doing just a little bit better?

With love,

Ashley



P.S. If you want to create a schedule that works for you and haven’t already signed up for the Simplify Your Schedule Workshop, there’s still time to join. I’ll be teaching four steps to create a schedule that provides you with room to grow your business and time to enjoy your life. The workshop kicks off at 10am PST (1pm EST) this Thursday July 12th and is completely free to join. To register and get your bonus workbook, just click here