On Wednesday I attended the monthly eWomen Network luncheon. This month we were treated to Tammy Redmon, a Business Growth Strategist. Like me, she jumped ship on “cubical nation” and runs a thriving consulting business. Tammy talked about Knowing your Blind Spots. She gave 7 power tips to keep you moving forward and not getting stuck in the roud about of business and life.
My favorite tip was the first- Know Your Energy Zappers. This has been my biggest challenge since starting Yellow Dog Consulting. Since starting my business everyone wants to grab coffee, meet for a drink, or have lunch. And that’s great. I love to catch up with friends and meet new people who might become a friend or business connection. But I also have a business to run and leaving my house for two hours for a meeting with travel time that gives someone a lot of great tips but leaves me with a bigger pile of work is a challenge.
To combate my Energy Zappers I schedule days at home, and if someone wants to meet (that’s not a client) I try to build those meetings around OTHER meetings, especially if I can do it before or after a client meeting (so I’m at least billing something that day!).
Take a look at your schedule. Where are your Energy Zappers? And what gives you energy? Who and where do you need to spend more of your energy?