There are millions of planning tools available to help the overly busy Entrepreneur get organized and help you be more productive. Project management, time management, alert systems, task lists and on and on. And for every new tool that comes on the market there are 10 others that have been tried, used and discarded. Not usually discarded intentionally but more likely slowly forgotten as it became boring & tedious. Or it may simply be that you are just to busy to think through your goals clearly let alone organize yourself.
I’ve had several conversations lately regarding which organizational system or tool an overwhelmed Entrepreneur is using and the responses range from “I found this great tool on line…it has all these great features…” to “I just make lists”. It seems that no matter who I talk to they “already have a system I’m using”, And then the follow-up question I ask is, “So how is that working for you?”, which gets answered with a hesitation, a blank stare, a “well I haven’t really been keeping it up lately” or an out right “It’s not, I never use it.” There’s also the “I just don’t have time to get organized”. And so the search for the “right tool” continues.
The truth is there is no “right tool” all tools are only as effective as the person using them and let’s face it, we Entrepreneurs are not known for our ability to stick with anything once it becomes boring and tedious. Have you ever met an organizational tool that excites you? Makes you want to get up in the morning and log on just so you can start working on it? Well if you have chances are pretty good that once you got it all figured out, knew all the bells and whistles attached you quickly lost interest in it, and it joined the other similar tools in the discarded pile.
But we all keep looking and we all keep trying, because at the root of this search for organization is the desire to be more productive, more effective and to reach those big goals we’ve set for ourselves. Let’s face it, if we could only get more of the right things done we would hit our goals a lot faster and a lot more frequently. Being busy is not the same as being effective. Being effective makes us feel great about ourselves and improves our financial performance. Being busy leaves us tired and feeling like we didn’t get anything accomplished.
Which brings me to my point, you don’t need the perfect organizational tool, what you need is a “Focus Plan”. A “Focus Plan” includes a tool to keep track of it all but what makes it work is the ongoing strategic guidance and support provided. It is not just one more “tool” it is a service designed to provide the missing ingredient most Entrepreneurs lack, someone to follow-up with you! Someone whose there to help you clarify your goals, increase your productivity and improve your financial performance.
This is what I do, I help you to sort out what your goals are and what might be getting in your way, I work with you to create your “Focus Plan”. My skill set combined with my experiences building a company with 150 employees and 3 layers of management, give me a unique perspective and ability to be your guide to focus & success. Through ongoing follow ups and discussions we work together to track your progress. I provide helpful nudges or reminders and I’m available for brainstorming when needed. I help you stay focused on your top priorities. And I’m there to witness and celebrate your achievements along the way!
If you’d like to learn more about the “Focus Plan” and how it works please contact me at:
Hope to hear from you!
Suzanne, Lyon~S Focus, LLC