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How Getting Sh*t DONE is the Key [Day 10 – 28 Days to GYST]

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This is Day 10 of 28 Days to Getting Your Sh*t Together.  I really loved the refreshing stand Mark Silver took yesterday, helping us create space for the unexpected while still moving toward our destination. Good stuff! Today Chelsea Moser, one of the busiest and most productive friends I have,  takes a look at the other side of that coin – getting sh*t done. You’ll love it!

How Getting Sh*t DONE is the Key to Getting your Sh*t Together This Year

By: Chelsea Moser | @ChelseaMoser

If you’re not familiar with me or my work, I’m an implementer. I work with entrepreneurs all over the country to literally help them get sh*t done after months or even YEARS of spinning their wheels.

I know we all hate to admit it, but entrepreneurs are prone to get stuck. By nature we get so busy dreaming, visioning and creating phenomenal things that we fail to take ACTION…resulting in the full expression of our ideas never truly becoming reality.

Yes, we may be able to hunker down and release a bit of our greatness to the world, but it’s just a fraction of what’s possible if we weren’t so stuck in our heads and lost in the creation and visionary phases of business.

If that sounds like you right now, I’m challenging you to recognize this as the faulty pattern it is so you can get out of your head and get big on implementation in 2011. It’s the only real way to transform that 6 or 7-figure business idea into cold, hard cash at the end of the day.

Fortunately, just a few critical steps in this direction will get the ball rolling faster than you could ever imagine. In fact, here are three key places where you should start if you are absolutely, positively committed to growth and prosperity this year:

  1. Block Off Your Time and Stick To It
  2. One of the best ways to fight distractions and force yourself to get sh*t done is to start blocking off time where you commit to do nothing but work each day. It can be as simple as blocking off ½ hour where you take your inbox down to ZERO to allotting 3 or 4 hours to write that sales page you need for an upcoming product launch. However, you must fully commit to these time blocks and do nothing other than what was scheduled during that period if you really want to see magic happen (i.e. NO phone calls, email surfing or daydreaming!)

  3. Hire an accountability partner
  4. If you struggle to keep self-imposed deadlines or lack the ability to prioritize what needs to be done so you can make the most progress in the least amount of time, it would be worth it for you to hire an accountability partner. This could be a coach or strategist who will not only help you prioritize and create deadlines but hold your feet to the fire when it appears you are veering off track. Remember, developing laser focus and staying on course is the crux of getting sh*t done, and an accountability partner will make a world of difference if you struggle in this area.

  5. Take an Honest Look at Outsourcing
  6. Outsourcing is a dirty word for many creative entrepreneurs who believe that the only way to get things done right is to do it themselves. Yet when you dig a little further, you will find there are many tasks that arise during a typical day that absolutely do NOT require your attention. In fact, these tasks only take you away from doing that which you do best. Such tasks may include:

    • Tediously setting up items in your shopping cart
    • Compiling all your website stats, sales data and ezine open rates in a pretty spreadsheet
    • Answering straight-forward customer support emails
    • Posting and formatting blogs on your site
    • Pre-scheduling tweets and Facebook posts
    • Compiling a massive list of potential JV partners for your next launch
    • ..And the list goes on!

To fix this problem, I recommend keeping a journal of everything you do for an entire week and take steps to delegate the time-sucks accordingly. Make it your goal to only review and spot-check tasks such as the things listed above, not actually do them yourself. You’ll find yourself much more productive and focused on the work that makes you the most money as a result.

And of course, the number one, most important thing you can do to ensure sh*t gets done this year is to make a conscious decision that you will see your ideas and dreams through to completion, no matter what it takes. Maybe that means hiring help or perhaps it’s just a matter of getting more organized to maximize the amount working time you have each day… but either way, commit to implementation and watch magic happen in your business in 2011.

Where can you start, TODAY, on getting sh*t done?

As the Founder and CEO of Solamar Marketing Agency and also Co-Founder of Events without Borders, Chelsea Moser knows what it takes to build and maintain two successful and profitable businesses—all while passionately cultivating long-lasting relationships in business and in life.

To contact Chelsea, simply email her at [email protected]. To connect with her online, check out her splash page for ways to connect with her through social media.

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