Reaching Maximum Productivity in Your Business<br />Dag Nybo – the Growth Coach   Jim Reinarz - AdviCoach<br />
Our Objectives Today<br />Define what keeps us from being the most effective business owner/entrepreneur possible<br />Und...
Defining “Productivity Bliss”<br />Multi-Tasking Is Not Effective – 100% Focus<br />Reuse Strategy is Vital<br />Effective...
Multi-tasking is Out<br />100% Focus.  Difficult but required<br />“Why Multi-Taskers Fail” – http://www.newsweek.com/2008...
Re-Use Strategy Is Vital<br />Time is your biggest commodity<br />Many ways to stop “Reinventing the wheel”<br />Create ch...
Effective Not The Same As Efficient<br />Effective – (Identify &) Do the right things<br />Efficient - Do things Right<br ...
Spend 15+ Min/Day Planning<br />Planning: <br />Creates intent & expectation around the preferred activities & outcomes<br...
Spend 80% of Time on Your TOP 3<br />Pareto Rule <br />Be clear on what your TOP 3 are.  If you don’t know, find out.<br /...
Remove Clutter - Simplify<br />What is Clutter?<br />Most of us spend up to ½ of our day on clutter (ineffective activity)...
Eat Your Frog ~Brian Tracy<br />Do the hardest tasks first<br />Automatic motivation/Energy<br />Don’t drag around Busines...
10 Qualities - Successful Entrepreneur/Biz Owner<br />Integrity<br />Self Discipline<br />People Skills<br />Supportive Sp...
10 Qualities - Successful Entrepreneur/Biz Owner (2)<br />6.    Passion<br />  Strong Leadership Skills<br />  Competitive...
Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneur/Biz Owner<br />Owners who cannot get out of their own way<br />Out-of-control growth. <br />P...
Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneur/Biz Owner (2)<br />Operational mediocrity<br />Operational inefficiencies. Paying too much fo...
Take-Aways<br />You are not alone <br />You can't be all things<br />Most Entrepreneurs try & fail<br />Great Entrepreneur...
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Reaching maximum productivity in your business

  1. 1. Reaching Maximum Productivity in Your Business<br />Dag Nybo – the Growth Coach Jim Reinarz - AdviCoach<br />
  2. 2. Our Objectives Today<br />Define what keeps us from being the most effective business owner/entrepreneur possible<br />Understand that we have time to slow down, reflect and plan. <br />Review Top 10 lists of successful characteristic & mistakes of Entrepreneurs/Biz Owner<br />Share Ideas / Do Interactive exercise<br />Answer the question “How do I start (and continue) on the path to improved effectiveness and productivity?”<br />
  3. 3. Defining “Productivity Bliss”<br />Multi-Tasking Is Not Effective – 100% Focus<br />Reuse Strategy is Vital<br />Effective is Not the Same as Efficient<br />Plan is Critical (15 min/day minimum)<br />Spend 80% of Your Time on Your Top 3<br />Clutter Removal & Simplification is vital<br />Eat Your Frog ASAP<br />Know Top 10 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs<br />Know Top 10 Mgmt Mistakes<br />
  4. 4. Multi-tasking is Out<br />100% Focus. Difficult but required<br />“Why Multi-Taskers Fail” – http://www.newsweek.com/2008/04/07/overload.html<br />Productive people can focus (well) on 1-2 tasks<br />Multitasking can be an adrenaline addiction.<br />The mind recognizes completion/closure<br />Develop a system to prioritize and execute tasks.<br />Keep task/project list anywhere but in your head.<br />
  5. 5. Re-Use Strategy Is Vital<br />Time is your biggest commodity<br />Many ways to stop “Reinventing the wheel”<br />Create checklists, processes and templates.<br />Example: Don’t write the same email twice. Reuse<br />Long term Goal- Create an internal RunBook.<br />Short term Goal – Create a series of mini process docs as you go<br />
  6. 6. Effective Not The Same As Efficient<br />Effective – (Identify &) Do the right things<br />Efficient - Do things Right<br />We are all 100% Efficient, Most of us are very Ineffective<br />We are efficient if we stay within our comfort zone.<br />We are effective when we risk discomfort and decide/practice the right behaviors<br />
  7. 7. Spend 15+ Min/Day Planning<br />Planning: <br />Creates intent & expectation around the preferred activities & outcomes<br />Encourages innovation<br />Facilitates Coordination<br />Reduces over reactions to “false urgencies”<br />Gives an owner a sense of control<br />“It's not the plan that is important, it's the planning” <br /> ~Dr Graeme Edwards<br />It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan ~Eleanor Roosevelt<br />
  8. 8. Spend 80% of Time on Your TOP 3<br />Pareto Rule <br />Be clear on what your TOP 3 are. If you don’t know, find out.<br />What three activities do you benefit the most from in your business?<br />How much time do you spend on these activities?<br />What keeps you from focusing on key objectives?<br />
  9. 9. Remove Clutter - Simplify<br />What is Clutter?<br />Most of us spend up to ½ of our day on clutter (ineffective activity)<br />6minutes retrieved/hr = every other Friday off<br />Ceiling of complexity ~Dan Sullivan<br />How much time do you actively or passively waste every hour, day, week?<br />Let’s go through an exercise together<br />
  10. 10. Eat Your Frog ~Brian Tracy<br />Do the hardest tasks first<br />Automatic motivation/Energy<br />Don’t drag around Business/Personal Messes or De-Motivators. Identify & remove<br />Most of us carry at least one frog thru the day.<br />Cold calling fears<br />Facing a client<br />Removing a poorly performing employee<br />
  11. 11. 10 Qualities - Successful Entrepreneur/Biz Owner<br />Integrity<br />Self Discipline<br />People Skills<br />Supportive Spouse<br />Strong Work Ethic<br />
  12. 12. 10 Qualities - Successful Entrepreneur/Biz Owner (2)<br />6. Passion<br /> Strong Leadership Skills<br /> Competitiveness<br /> Well Organized<br /> Sales Ability<br />
  13. 13. Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneur/Biz Owner<br />Owners who cannot get out of their own way<br />Out-of-control growth. <br />Poor accounting<br />Lack of a cash cushion<br />The numbers don’t work – not enough demand for the product<br />
  14. 14. Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneur/Biz Owner (2)<br />Operational mediocrity<br />Operational inefficiencies. Paying too much for rent, labor, and materials.<br />Dysfunctional management. Lack of focus, vision, planning, standards <br />The lack of a succession plan<br /> A declining market<br />
  15. 15. Take-Aways<br />You are not alone <br />You can't be all things<br />Most Entrepreneurs try & fail<br />Great Entrepreneurs delegate & eliminate<br />Find a business mentors<br />Make sure you have support (Mastermind)<br />Figuring it out yourself isn’t a 100% strategy, ask for appropriate help<br />

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