30 Day Business Challenge
With just over twelve weeks left in 2014, is your business where you expected it to be when you planned back in December or January? Earlier today I was reading a post from Geoff Hoff, my friend, co-author on two my books, and technology whisperer. Geoff has been ill recently and is now in the process of rebuilding his business from the ground up. He is challenging his readers to blog every day for the next thirty days, but I am challenging you to do more; I want you to think of this as a 30 Day Business Challenge where you will take action every day over the next month to move your business forward productively.
I will be joining you on this Challenge. My business may be at a very different level than yours is at the current time, but we must all make great effort on a very regular business if we are to succeed with our goals and dreams.
Geoff wrote…’For some time, I’ve known just below the surface that I was very dissatisfied with how things were going, with what I’d created and accomplished.’
Does this ring true with your online business? I felt this way during my first year online, and soon realized it was because I was not working and creating at my full potential. In fact, I was doing very mediocre work and my income reflected that. Once I committed to stepping up and playing full out everything changed.
Over the next few weeks I will be speaking at one event and hosting my own three day marketing workshop. I also have many family and personal commitments. But I promise to report back as to what I am doing each day as a part of this 30 Day Business Challenge. It may start with writing blog posts, but please be open to changing what you do on a daily basis to achieve the results you are worthy of achieving.
What will you be working on this month?
September 25, 2014 – Today I wrote a blog post, emailed my list, and outsourced some tasks to three different people. I also reviewed the course I am in that teaches me how to sell physical products on Amazon.
September 26, 2014 – Today I spent almost two hours reviewing some additional training for my physical products business and made a phone call to one of my suppliers to provide them with information on my packaging and label design.
September 27, 2014 – I spent the day getting everything ready for my upcoming live event, Weekend Marketer Live Workshop, in Las Vegas next week. This included finishing the Workbook, the PowerPoint presentation, and the product we will create and sell during the event, The Genius Hour Interviews.
September 28, 2014 – Today I am having all of the materials from my Workshop printed, and doing another 10K Laser Coaching session with Adrienne Dupree and Mike Darling.
September 29, 2014 – I am spending today getting caught up from the weekend with answering some emails, speaking with a vendor for my Amazon business, updating two blog posts, and checking in with my mentees to see how they are progressing.
September 30, 2014 – Today I’m working on my new course, Write.Publish.Prosper. This four week training will teach you how to write your full length book within the next 30 days, market it, and build up your business based upon the book’s topic. This is what I have done ten times so far, and it continues to be the way I grow and expand my business.
October 1, 2014 – Today I drove a hundred fifty miles to San Diego for an online marketing event. Much of the focus is on selling physical products on Amazon, and everything that is needed to be successful as an entrepreneur. I connected with several people who will be instrumental in helping me to achieve my near and future goals.
October 2, 2014 - This day brought new challenges as I realized what else I need to do to grow my business into 2015. I have made a commitment to myself to take action immediately when I return home in two days. I have almost filled up my live Workshop in Las Vegas!
October 3, 2014 – Today I am attending the the final day of the marketing event here in San Diego. Lots of great information and connecting with new and old friends, colleagues, and clients.
October 4, 2014 – Today two of my students and I visited a couple of retail stores to check out possible inventory to send to Amazon, as well as going to an office supply store to pick up a new easel for me to use in Las Vegas next week at my event. Then I am driving back home, a one hundred fifty mile drive.
October 5, 2014 – I completed and posted a new blog post on this site about the idea that the recession is over, sent the post out to social media, and then opened up my PowerPoint presentation for my event. I will work on that for one hour today.
October 6, 2014 – Today I’m writing the sales copy for a brand new product. It’s called The Genius Hour and includes recordings from almost thirty people in the area of mindset. I am also putting the finishing touches on my presentations for the Weekend Marketer Live Workshop that begins on Friday.
October 7, 2014 – I am driving two hundred fifty miles to host my live Workshop, Weekend Marketer Live in Las Vegas. Please let me know if you will be coming. Our topic this time is ‘Affiliate Marketing for Everyone‘. Also, my tenth book – The Transformational Entrepreneur – is ready!
October 8, 2014 – We are half way through this 30 Day Business Challenge. Do you feel like you are more productive because you are taking action each day? Today I am working on an email sequence for a new course I will be teaching. My focus is on helping the people who will purchase my training to consume, implement, and then let me know how they are progressing along the way. The course is on writing, publishing, and marketing a book during a thirty day period.
October 9, 2014 – Today I am meeting with my Platinum Mastermind members at our semi-annual ‘day before’ event. This is where we take a close look at each person’s business to see what is working and what they need to work on. Having this collaborative approach to build a successful business benefits everyone in a big way.
October 10 – My Weekend Marketer Live Workshop begins today! The theme this time is ‘Affiliate Marketing for Everyone!’ I am blessed to have such a wonderful group of entrepreneurs come to learn from me.
October 11 – The Workshop continues, and today I am teaching the strategies that work for niche sites, including setting up your WordPress site, creating relevant content, and choosing products to recommend on your topic.
October 12 – Today my live Workshop concludes, so I am focused on delivering my very best content to those in attendance.
October 13 – Today I again meet with my Platinum Mastermind Mentees for a brainstorming session. We discuss the three day live event, our next live event (in May, 2015), and what they will do as soon as they return home.
October 14, 2014 – Today I am driving back to southern California. During this four to five hour drive I will think about my business in a way that will lend itself to helping me move forward for the remainder of the year. We now have about ten weeks left in the year.
October 15 – Today I began outlining my next online course. I want to teach people how I have been able to write ten full length books during the past four years, and how these books have turned me into an internationally known speaker, bestselling author, and online marketing strategist.
October 16 – Today I am working on new blog posts, short reports, and other syndicated content for my many websites.
October 17 – The outlining of my newest course – Write. Publish. Prosper. continues. I will begin teaching this course to my students before the end of the month.
October 18 – Today I am working on updating all of my niche sites. Even though I have have people to help me with this, I like to look at each one personally every quarter.
October 19 – Niche site updating continues from yesterday. It’s important to make sure that all of my links are working and that each site has relevant content for the specific topic.
October 20 – Today I am fighting a cold and am not doing any work online, except for sending out an email to my list.
October 21 – Feeling much better today and back to working on my new online course – Write. Publish. Prosper.
October 22 – Today I am spending time with a corporate client to help them with a direct mail campaign for the upcoming holiday season.
October 23, 2014 – Today I am spending time with my Amazon physical products business to make sure my newest product is on track to be completed by the manufacturer on schedule.
October 24, 2014 – Today I am completing my PowerPoint presentations for my new Write.Publish.Prosper. course and working on the sales letter.
This completes my 30 Day Business Challenge. Did you follow along to see what I was working on each day? Did you challenge yourself to do something every single day to build your business? Taking action towards your goals on a daily basis allows ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
What are you working on today for the 30 Day Business Challenge?