How To Turn Your Ideas Into Reality In Three Easy Steps

How To Turn Your Ideas Into Reality In Three Easy Steps

When it comes to your ideas, how much progress are you making?

Are you a talker or a doer?

Keep reading this three-part series if you want to turn thoughts into actions and your wildest dreams into reality.

How do I choose which ideas to implement with limited resources? aka Time & Money

Truth #1: You will always have more ideas than you can possibly implement with the resources you have. Period.

Making peace with this truth has freed me up to grow faster.
Why? Because it’s the abundance of ideas that keeps us stuck as entrepreneurs.

The constant moving from one idea to another idea…

The multi-tasking we try to do to accomplish 10 things at once…

The “it’s never good enough to launch” syndrome because we ALWAYS have yet another idea for how to make it better…
Planning is just as much about what you are choosing NOT to do as identifying what you WILL do.

You have to park ideas to the side that aren’t relevant to achieving your chief priority, now.

It’s not always easy identifying what our top priority is. If any of you are like me, there are so many things that captivate your interest and fill your life with passion.

Personally, It was hard at times staying focused on the path that I ultimately wanted my agency to grow in, but one day, I had to literally stop everything and regain clarity on how I wanted to utilize my resources.

I thought to myself, If I was only allowed to do business for the next seven days, what would I want to spend my time doing and who would I want to spend my time helping? 

This short revelation gave me clarity beyond words. I was able to cut through the noise and focus on what was essential to my growth as a businesses owner.

Much of what we think is essential, is not.

For example, if you want to launch an online course this coming year, having a website, blog or weekly newsletter is not a priority. Creating the content for your course and connecting with others in your industry to help promote and distribute it is.

Once you’ve come to this realization, you’re then able to focus your resources, aka your time and money, on actions that will get you closer to your goal.

Don’t chase your goals. Define them.


Truth #2: Your idea will always have “more parts” to it than you imagine. Some Assembly Required
Everyone loves IKEA. Are we talking facts, or facts here?

Everything you’ll need for the beautiful furniture they show you on the box comes in the box.

Simple, right?

Well, what if I told you that your ideas are EXACTLY like the beautiful IKEA boxes arriving at your doorstep?

Because of the charming floor display in the store, and the vibrant images on the box, some may even be tempted to buy TWO pieces of furniture. Even I, living in a modest apartment, have been guilty of the fatal IKEA sin.

Now, two packages show up on your doorstep, both easy to assemble – in theory. Shouldn’t be too bad, right?

Clear some space in the living room. Grab some snacks. Do you a few quick squats, a deep breath and it’s time to open your box.

You open the first box for your new double wide mahogany bookshelf and 84 pieces of plywood and 792 screws fall out at once with a manual that loosely resembles English.

Still no big deal, right?

Your stomach churns as you look at the other box holding your eight compartment filing, multi-leveled, rising, office desk.

With patience, persistence and possibly an extra pair of hands, you could assemble both boxes, but it takes considerable effort and resources.

Ideas are the same way.

As curious entrepreneurs, we’re easily captivated by new ideas and ventures. On the outside, looking at the ‘box’, it seems quick and easy to throw together, but when you take the time to unravel it, there are many more pieces to it than you think. It’s complicated, time-consuming, but ultimately worth it if you’re able to give 100% of your effort.

Oprah Winfrey has a quote that we love here at My Clone “You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

With whatever your business or idea is, taking the time to outline the steps needed for success then reserving enough time to get each done is critical to your planning. Most entrepreneurs don’t take the time to identify the steps (or don’t know the steps) which prevents them from implementing.

Pick what you’re passionate about. Learn all you can about it. Work on it, then keep working on it.

 

Truth #3: Building a system around a few well-chosen moves is all you need to take a massive leap. Spoiler Alert: There Are No Secrets
Want to know a big secret?

A huge secret that the gurus won’t tell you?

There isn’t a course or scheme that can get you closer to what you want.

The secret to creating everything you’ve imagined and more is discipline.

Discipline isn’t exactly a sexy word, but there’s a reason why discipline comes before success in the dictionary.

It’s the same thing in real life.

If you can never stop to actually achieve the small goals you set for yourself, how do you expect to find the wild success you go to bed dreaming about every night?

You have to trust the process. Put intentional, consistent focus into the right things.
Having the right plan simplifies your life.

It eliminates all the unnecessary distractions and frees up time and space to work on what matters.

Having the right plan and truly sticking to it frees up your time physically and clears space mentally. A lot of what stops a lot of entrepreneurs from greatness is mental clutter and anxiety.

Free your self by having a sound plan, then reward yourself by sticking to your plan.

Carry on, friends.

Why We Use QuickBooks Online For Our Clients [Video]

Why We Use QuickBooks Online For Our Clients [Video]

Welcome to in the Trenches MBA! In this video we are going to talk about some of the functions, pros and cons of using quickbooks online for your small business books. This is just a sampling of functions. There is a reason QBO is the industry standard!

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QuickBooks Online for Your Finances

Primary Function… (0:11)
• Bookkeeping & Accounting
• Invoicing
• Quick Books Payments for Direct Payment Via Email
• All the Financial Reports You Will Ever Need As A Small Business
• Industry Standard for Small Business

Pro’s…(00:29)

• if setup and used properly it can save you money at the Accountant
• No Double Entry to reconcile accounts
• Classify your expenses to see where your money is going
• Know who owes you money and how much potential you have
• Always know where your money is
• Can be use as time clock.
• Integrates with a lot of other software including Zapier
• Integrates Direct with your online banking
• Get rid of the excel spreadsheets and invoices
• Automatic billing if you are on a renewal system.

Con’s (01:22)
• Some accountants prefer the desktop version still
• You must set it up correctly and be trained so it can save you time and money.

• As of Feb 2017 – Suggested Tier $12-30 per account

How to Setup Your Contact Data in Excel… CRM Here We Come! [Video]

How to Setup Your Contact Data in Excel… CRM Here We Come! [Video]

Welcome to in the Trenches MBA! In this video we are going to talk about how to organize your contact data in excel so you can put it to work for you. Our lists are the backbone of any business are you using yours effectively? Here is the first step.

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Where Does This info Come From?

Business Cards (Networking) (0:25)
• Separate all your columns

Email Lists (Offline and Online) (0:32)
• Save email address to an address book
• Capture info from signature lines
• Website forms and opt-in opportunities

Client Lists (0:40)
• Targeting for more recurring services
• Notes about services purchased
• Notes about client experience

All This Info in One Place…(0:58)
Start with Excel While You “Get Cleaned Up”
– Standard Columns (across the top)
• First name
• Last Name
• Company Name
• Title
• Phone
• Cell
• Email
• Address
• City
• State
• Zip
• Alternate Email
• Where did you meet
• Birthday
• Products Purchased
• Payment Method
• Favorites
• Social Media Links
• Assistant Name
• What other information do you collect? Make a Column for that
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How Do I Figure Out What to Delegate in My Business? [VIDEO]

How Do I Figure Out What to Delegate in My Business? [VIDEO]

Welcome to in the Trenches MBA! How do you delegate if you don’t know where to start? How you figure out what to delegate? We will be giving you an awesome formula and tips to get started along the path to handing off some of those hats.

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How Do I Delegate?
Here’s Your Checklist

It’s Only Cheaper and Faster the First Time

The Dilemma. (0:27)
• I don’t trust anyone but me
• I don’t have the money
• I don’t know what to delegate
• It’s faster if I just do it
• it’s cheaper if I just do it
• What if I Train someone and they leave
• I can’t find anyone good

Notice a Pattern Here… There is a lot of I’s

Businesses were not meant to be I’s… Corporations don’t use I’s they use We’s for good reasons.

You can not be all things to all people and you can not know and do everything yourself.

What to Delegate Exercise (1:18)
• Write down every task you do for 7 days… Homework!
• Your List is Long and it was a Painful task… right?
• Grab 3 Highlighters
• Color 1: All the things that you hate doing?
• Color 2: All the things you are not good at
• Color 3: All the things that YOUR BRAIN needs to do!

Think Garage Sales Blankets — Example Explained Keep, Donate, Throw Away

How To Delegate Exercise (3:17)
• Now you have your lists
• At My Clone Solution we start with asking these questions.

• Can we automate this task? if yes… Make It Happen!
• If not, is this task repetitive and can be taught?
• if repetitive… Create A Training Video!
• if not repetitive… can we find another way?
• Would it be best done by a specialist?
• The only tasks left should be ones that you need to do because you are the only one that can do them.

Who To Delegate to Exercise (4:46)
• Start Small… Outsource The that you hate the most or that causes you to lose LOTS of time, Energy and is frustrating.
• Next Pick Your Task and the Person that is right for the job Remember Not Everyone is Great at everything… That is an Unrealistic Standard You Can Not Even Hold Yourself to.

• Options: Virtual Assistant – Task Based $3-35 per hour
• Allows you to be manager

• Options: Online Business Manager – More Critical Thinking $35-50 Per Hour
• Allows you to truly have o right hand

• Options: Specialist – One job they are trained for – rates based on skill
• Bookkeepers, Graphic Designers, Web Designers, Social Media, Cooks, Housekeepers, Nanny,s

• Options: Project Manager – Higher Level $50-100 per hour
• Develops the process and manages or trains you to manage

• Options: Business Coach – Strategy only $150-250 per hour
• Helps you develop a plan of attach of a project manager

• Pricing: Package, Hourly, Monthly for all levels
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How Do You Know It’s Time to Outsource Bookkeeping? [Video]

How Do You Know It’s Time to Outsource Bookkeeping? [Video]

Show Notes & Links

Welcome to in the Trenches MBA! In this video, we’re gonna talk about Bookkeeping. What does it entail, what does it cost and what is your true cost of doing it yourself.

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Transcript

How do I know It’s time to get help with bookkeeping?

What Does Bookkeeping Entail? (0:13)
• Systems
• Invoicing
• Collections
• Receipts
• Payroll
• Getting Ready for Taxes
• Knowing Where Your Money Goes
• Budgeting
• Reconciliation
• Categorizing Income and Expenses

What Does Bookkeeping Cost? (0:36)
• 45$ per hour and u Depending on the needs for your business.
• Monthly Plans are Available
• Setup fees are so a company can learn your needs.
• Cleanup fees are used to get you up to date and start clean with your new person.

Opportunity Cost…(1:28)
Example and Formula
• What is your hourly billable rate? _____
• How many hours do you spend on bookkeeping monthly? _____
• How many new clients or prospects could you get if you spent that time prospecting? _____
• Billable Rate x Hours = Cost
• Prospect x 12 months = Lost Clients

Doing your own bookkeeping is costing you how much?
Cost + Lost Clients = It’s time to hire your paying a non-professional how much?

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OMG… How to Reach InBox 0! Clean Email InBoxes [VIDEO]

OMG… How to Reach InBox 0! Clean Email InBoxes [VIDEO]

Welcome to in the Trenches MBA! in this video we are going to talk about taking steps to get to Inbox 0 and out of email overwhelm. These steps will help you delete thousands of emails in the first hour and give you the confidence to get it done and keep it clean.

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Email Over Flowing? How to Get Out of Email Hell…

Start (0:35)
Which One are You?
0 Email Inbox or Your This 13,676 Emails?

The Classifications (0:56)
1. Don’t need this ever (Unsubscribe)
2. Don’t need this today (folders)
3. Need to keep, but task is done (folders)
4, Important needs to be done (inbox)

The Process (2:46)
where to Start….
Use the Classifications as A Guide

• Search by Email Address or Person
• Unsubscribe if Needed then Select All & Delete
or
• Create Folder and Folder if Needed
• Create Folders of Folders (clients = client name)
• (Rule of thumb… if it’s more than 2 months old and you never opened it… it’s ok to delete it)
• (Suggestion use 2 tabs one for the search and one so you don’t lose your place in the list)
• if going one by one start with the oldest emails first
• Start with the steps coming up next…

Actual Steps that we use to help achieve Inbox Zero (5:30)
Easy ways to Delete 1000’s in 60 Minutes

1. Search for the Junk (5:36)
• Daily Weekly. Monthly Digests like Groupon. Living Social, Horoscopes, Quotes
• Copy the email address from each one… paste into the email search of the 2nd tab… (unsubscribe) select al and delete. Repeat

2, Search for Emails ” no reply ” (6:48)
• This will give you the typical bulk mail like facebook, linkedin, Twitter notifications and more.
• These are time sensitive and can usually be found on their websites, blogs, social media etc… Repeat process above

3.Your Subscriptions (7:45)
• These were important once are they still important?
• if not… Repeat process above
• if so… Create a folder and put the relevant emails there.
• Create a rule for your email so they go there automatically if you don’t need to see them arrive in your inbox, but you want to keep them.

The Non-Bulk Email (8:31)

1. Start With the Oldest First (8:58)
• What category does it fall into?
• Copy the email address from each one. paste into the email search of the 2nd tab.. (Unsubscribe) Select all and delete. Repeat

2. Tasks – Your New Normal (9:38)
• This is the golden point. Deal with emails daily as tasks not as a burden. You will start to delete. Folder, Unsubscribe and handle your email like a Master!

3. Tools for Staying Clean (10:07)
• Gmail has the option of using unroll.me – This free product will help you create a daily digest of all your bulk mail you want to keep, but only see in one email a day.
• Folders and rules – Use these wisely
• Chrome Extensions – There are options for chrome that give you extra functionality like Snooze, Send Later, Email Templates, Task List and More. (Examples MixMax, Boomerang, Streak, Hubspot, Gmelius)