Does Any of This Sound Familiar?
You LOVE your work and get ULTRA-focused on one specific task for your small business and go down the rabbit-hole of wasted time…
Do you totally forget about Pinterest for 6 months and then panic and pin ALL the things over the next 12-48 hours?
In this episode I’m bringing attention to my natural state of being a batch work junkie who learned to accomplish tasks in small, purposeful, and consistent ways.
What is a TENDING List?
- learned about this from Lara Casey, creator of the Making Things Happen Conference
- a list of small tasks that require daily or at least regular attention
- saves you from massive overhauls and marathons spent in one field
Batch Working vs. Tending
- daily or regular attention in different areas for each body of work or project
- my tending list:
- your tending list should be ambitious!
- batch work is great for blog writing, but it’s not ideal for a platform like Instagram, where regular content will trump batch content any day’
- work is less daunting when it’s in small pieces
My Tips for Productivity Boosting
- using a timer for social media activity
- calendar reminders for occasional tasks like bookkeeping anything seasonal related
- get rid of distractions in the form of phone notifications, open tabs while you’re working, or physical clutter
- work with a tending list beside you and don’t recreate the wheel with each task
- become a master of the start, just dive into your first to-do list item without hesitation
Little Steps to Go Above And Beyond
- a hustler will ALWAYS win, because they go the extra mile
- the person who shows up consistently, intentionally, and strategically to every aspect of their business will ALWAYS win
Episode 23 – Stop Flailing Around On the Internet & Use A TENDING List!
“SHIT. I forgot about Pinterest. Time to spend 12 hours re-organizing and re-arranging everything and be a master pinning marketing machine and make ten thousand dollars this month…”
Sound familiar? I am a self-proclaimed batch work junkie. I get stuck in the rabbit hole and spend WAY too much time working ultra-focused but without a plan. But everything we know about social media marketing tells us that consistent behaviour trumps content “dumps” a million times over. So I’ve started implementing a tending list, a list of small tasks that require daily or at least regular attention, to save me from the dreaded hit-it-and-quit-it workflow that comes to me naturally.
Take those thumbs and put them to use STRATEGICALLY, folks. A tending list might be just the thing you need to get better traction in your business so that you have more time to spend working on your craft.