The WF has changed for the better and so should you! I confess I have used the WF for over 18 months without much contribution. I find the answers I am looking for then leave to get on with what I’m doing. I have to be strict with my time or I would spend all day here! Note pathetic post count
Its time for a little payback……
I have seen hundreds of posts saying FOCUS because of information overload, but never many real solutions to the biggest problem we all face – time.
Every person who has limited time (most warriors are part time), every person/manager responsible for staff and any person outsourcing work or leading a project should be SMART in setting your own and others targets and objectives.
Specific – precise about what is to be achieved and OUTCOME focused.
Measurable – Using cost, quantity, quality etc. Also helps the review process.
Agreed – Ensure that the targets are agreed so no dispute on understanding what was required. Assume at your own risk.
Realistic – is the target realistic, does the person undertaking the task have all the resources to carry it out, enough time allocated? (if you think its going to take an hour it will take 2)
Time bound. – clearly stating what needs to achieved by when.
Tip for personal goal setting:
Making targets too easy to achieve will only lead you down a false road and you will not reach your full potential.
Making targets too hard will see you get demoralised and back to surfing not producing.
Now lets put an IM perspective on this and use a simple example of outsourcing a batch of articles.
Please can you write me some articles on weight loss for a website I am promoting. I need them in a couple of weeks and will sort out the payment upon delivery.
Please can you write me 20 articles on weight loss, a list of keywords are attached. Please return in two weeks. $5 per article is what I am willing to pay for these. Hope that’s OK?
Please see attached a list of 20 keywords to base the articles and titles on as per your WSO. I would like the keyword density to be around 2% but not strict on this as long as it flows.
The articles will be used to promote Jason’s fat loss guide – see link, please slant articles in that direction.
In would like them back 14 days from today (22 Aug) , can you fit this in with your schedule?
Please send me the first article to review before proceeding further.
I will make payment on delivery of the articles at $5 per article as our agreement.
Please can you confirm this is all OK.
Now this is only one simple example and its exaggerated a little, but can you see the difference? Who will get the best articles?
Don’t blame the writers for articles that did not meet your expectations because of your mistakes, good writers are always busy and will appreciate this no end.
Anyway, I use these simple SMART steps to make plans for everything, building a website, allocating time to write to my list, researching, product creation etc.
If you start to use these steps and with a little discipline you will see your output increase 5x. More output = more cash
Time is precious – use it wisely – be SMART
To warrior success