My #1 Trick to Saving Time While I Grow My Business

I'm sure you've read these kind of blogs before.

  • The secret tricks to saving time.

  • The best time saving tools.

  • Hacks to save you time.

  • How to create 10k only working 3 hours a week

I've read all those kind of blogs before, and while all those have good advice, I have found this #1 trick to give me the best results...

Okay, it's actually not really a trick, it's a question.

The questions we ask ourselves are powerful, they can cause thought and action... so here's the question I ask myself when it comes to saving time:

How can I make this task faster?

I know it's rocket science, and it's not some magic formula.

I want to show you a few situations I implement this question.

Situation 1: Creating webinar slides

I was about to create a webinar and I wanting slides designed that looked beautiful but didn't take me hours (okay, honestly this would take me days!). It would cost me A LOT to hire this out, and it would cost me A LOT of time do DIY it from scratch.

Enter question: how can I make this task faster?

I found my solution in Alysha from Basil and Bark*... she creates design templates that are easy to customise and save me the stress and time of starting from scratch.

I was able to create all my webinar slides in 2 hours... BOOM, that's what I call saving time.

It cost me $37, and that is worth my investment - I saved time from DIY and money from outsourcing this one off project.

Other templates she has include: social media templates, pricing guide templates, lead magnet templates (seriously do yourself a favour and browse her template shop!)*

Situation 2: Creating a website

When I first started my business I didn't have a large budget and I had very limited experience with website design. I knew it would take me hours to create a website, and even in those hours I couldn't create something I loved or that attracted my ideals clients.

Enter question: how can I make this task faster?

I found my answer in Station Seven*. This template shop has beautiful Squarespace and Wordpress website templates.

It took me one day, compared to what possibly would have taken me a month to try and DIY.

Alternatively, you could make this task even faster by completely outsourcing it, I recommend Lydia from Telltale Creative

Situation 3: Getting my finances in order

Okay, let's be real, this one I procrastinated asking myself, ha! I KNEW I needed a workflow for my monthly bookkeeping... yet I didn't know where to even begin!

I could have spent HOURS researching different articles and trial/error on different systems... and still potentially feel uncertain with whether I was doing it right

Enter question: how can I make this task faster?

I came across Katie from The Lazy Source*. She is a gem to every business owner! I had a money coaching call with her to help me understand the workflow I needed to consider and what I needed to think about in regards to my finances. It took me one hour to sit and listen to all her wisdom... saving me hours of research and making the process much clearer.

Want to sign up for a financial coaching session or find out more about Katie's services? Come over this way →

Have a task you want to make faster? Ask yourself the question and take action on your answers.

Struggling to think of a task you want to make faster? Reply in the comments and we can find a solution together.



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Wanting to save time in your work week so you can focus on growing your business and gaining clients? This simple trick has saved me HOURS (and possibly even days, let's be honest)
Wanting to save time in your work week so you can focus on growing your business and gaining clients? This simple trick has saved me HOURS (and possibly even days, let's be honest)