I recently surveyed hundreds of business owners and asked them what their #1 challenge was when it came time to tracking their business metrics consistently.
Do you know what the answer was?
“ I don’t have/make time to do it consistently.”
Fair enough. We all have limited time and can feel pressed for time on occasion. Yet, I want to ask you a few questions…
- Did you brush your teeth this morning?
- Did you pay your mortgage/rent this month?
- Did you “find time” to go to the restroom today?
If you answered yes to even one of these (I don’t want to know which one if it was only one!!!)…you have proven two things:
1) You have time to do your business metrics on a consistent basis.
2) You are capable of building and maintaining positive habits.
We make time for what matters in our lives. If you own a business, knowing your numbers matters. If you don’t know your numbers, you are simply hoping and guessing. Hope is not a business plan!
You and your business deserve a stronger foundation than that. It doesn’t have to be hard.
It can be done in as little as 5 minutes a day. If you can stand with an electric toothbrush for two minutes twice a day you can do this!
Here’s what I want you to do (and I’ll give you options because I know every person has a different style of working). I want you to set aside sacred time to do your metrics. Consider:
- 5 minutes each business day
- 15 minutes a week
- An hour a month
In that time I want you to track your numbers. If you don’t know what to track or how to interpret them yet, that is ok, I am going to teach you that. I want you first to make the decision, make the commitment to treat your business like a business and carve out this time.
Surely you could find 5 minutes a day if you were guaranteed that an activity would make you more profitable, right?
I know you would.
So today, commit to the habit and the time. If you can brush your teeth, you can do this!
Not sure what to track, how to track it, or how this could possibly be easy (it is, trust me….)? Join me for a free webinar on Thursday, June 26th where I will teach you exactly how to do that (even if you are not a numbers person). Register for free here:
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