Ep 77 | Relieving Stress and Staying Organized

Are you struggling each day to figure out a routine that works for you, your family AND your remote team? We have you covered in this episode! Share your favorite organization techniques below!

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Organization is hard in normal times. Now you're dealing with more people in your home, your team working remotely, being pulled in so many different directions, how do you stay sane?

I'm so thrilled that Brittany May joined me on this episode to give you some ways to reduce stress, stay on task and keep your teams working efficiently.

In this episode you'll learn:

→ ideas for setting up your schedule.
→ about the Pomodoro technique.
→ switching out schedules during periods of launch and events.
→ how to get your systems in place.
→ tips for working in teams.

Want to skip ahead?  Here are some key takeaways:

[5:01] Start with understanding what your profit items are. With finite time, ensuring that everything you're doing drives profit is essential. Figure out the system that works for you so you can be most effective.
[9:58] When you are working on a launch or a project, To do lists can help. Create a template for each launch so you don't have to reinvent the wheel. You can start creating this by working backwards from the date of your launch or event and work towards the date you need to start promoting.
[12:45] Find your ideal project management tool to help support you and your team. This could be paper or a digital tool. Brittany uses multiple tools, we use ClickUp. See below for resources.
[14:58] Ask for help. There are people around you that can support you in a variety of tasks. This could be helping you with different projects, supporting your kids or even housework. It's also important to communicate a schedule with the whole family so everyone knows when you're available and when you're not.
[22:00] Make sure your entire team knows what the goals are. Then you can ensure they stay on tasks and the goals are met. Really understanding how each person in your team works best will help you be most efficient and effective.

Resources

[Guide] 9 Ways for Non-Profits to Raise More Money Online
Pomodoro Technique
Monday
Trello
ClickUp*
Asana
Full Focus Planner
ReMarkable
Loom
[training] How to Cut Your Work Hours in Half

*This article contains affiliate links. Should you purchase through this link we may receive a small commission. We are only affiliates for programs we use and trust.

 

Brittany May

Brittany May

Founder, Simply Happy Life

Brittany is a digital strategist and business coach for women entrepreneurs focused on helping them create smarter systems to scale simply. After running her first seven figure business (the wrong way! ) and having it take over her life, she is now passionate about helping moms structure their businesses in a way that are not only profitable but in a way that works FOR them and while raising their family! Learn more at https://www.simplyhappylife.com 

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Full Transcript

[INTRO] Hey there, Sami here, your host of Digital Marketing Therapy. Thank you for listening today, I am so excited to be talking with Brittany about ways to stay organized ways to stay structured and how working from home cannot be such a mess.

I don't know about you. But this week, we started homeschooling, well online learning for our kids. And so again, my schedule had just changed a bit. And so we're working through that and creating workspaces and all that good stuff. So the timing of this podcast was perfect for me to kind of reevaluate my day and what I'm doing my tasks and all that good stuff. So I'm talking with Brittany, Brittany May,

Brittany is a digital strategist and business coach for women entrepreneurs focused on helping them create smarter systems to scale simply, after running her first seven seven-figure business the wrong way and having it take over her life. She is now passionate about helping moms structure their businesses in a way are not only profitable, but in a way that works for them and while raising their family.

So it was an awesome conversation that we have. I think you're gonna get some good stuff out of it. I love talking organization, we're going to have a ton of resources in the show notes that you can find out https://thefirstclick.net.

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[CANNED INTRODUCTION] You're listening to the Digital Marketing Therapy Podcast. I'm your host, Sami Bedell-Mulhern. And each week, I bring you tips from myself and other experts, as well as hot seats with small business owners and entrepreneurs to demystify digital marketing and get you on your way to generating more leads and growing your business.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Please join me in welcoming Brittany May to the podcast. Brittany, thank you so much for joining me today.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, absolutely. Thank you for having me.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] And we're talking about productivity and organization and just the chaos of working home and schedules. And I love talking about this so much. But why is this like a topic that you love to talk about? Or that you know, is your jam?

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. We were laughing about it before we hit record about how we can talk about this all day. Yeah, but ah, just. Okay, so business is hard. Being a mom is hard. And then when you slap them together, it can be absolute chaos. Yeah. So I think it's just it's so important to have people like you if you're, you know, your podcasts and these different platforms and to just be able to speak to this community because running a business as a mom looks entirely different than someone who does not have kids, or you know, so it's just, it takes a whole different strategy and a whole different system in order to have a profitable business and not lose your mind.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, and it might not even be just kids, you know, like, I now have my husband working in my house as well. You might have, you know, extended family that is staying with you now, whatever it might be like, there's just so many more distractions.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, yeah, yeah, these are like the craziest times now. So kind of everybody I feel like has been thrown into this, whether they were used to it or not. So everyone's kind of getting a taste of the working mom like.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Well, I feel like um, you know, I've been working from home since I started this business. So like three and a half years. And I feel like I had my routine down. And now it's just about getting a different normal daily routine so that you don't feel like you're in chaos all the time.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah. Oh, yeah, absolutely. I think you definitely have to be flexible. Yeah, and adjust and different. Like I was telling you, my youngest, she's eight months old right now. So what I need now is completely different than what I needed before she was here and in another five months, it will change again. So it's, you know, it's just different seasons of both your kids and your business, you know, and you've got to kind of pivot and adjust as needed.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] So when you start to pull together kind of that story structure or systems like I know, everybody kind of works a little bit differently. So like, kind of what are the first steps that you consider when you're trying to kind of put some systems in place for your day to day routine?

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, absolutely. So I always say that you need to be absolutely, unapologetically profit focus, because as a mom, our time is finite. So you need to make sure that you're pouring your energy and your time into the right things first. So before you even get to the next step, you need to make sure that the things that make it onto your to do lists are absolutely top priority and are going to be bringing in, you know, that profit in your business and being what is pulling you forward.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, no, that makes a ton of sense. And then are you a fan of like, blocking time? Or do you I mean, how do you kind of figure out where to put those activities during your day?

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, so like what I teach my clients, I call it the self systems and everybody works so differently. And so, and even just for that example, like blocking a time, I used to be a huge fan of blocking of time. And that's how I did everything. And I loved it, and I thrived. And now, with the eight-month-old, and everything else, it's my time is being interrupted so much that that no longer works for me.

So I do not block my time anymore. You know, it's more like project and task space. But it's definitely you need to lean into how you work best and like, own it. And then be aware of places that you are more weak maybe, and come up with systems that help you with that.

So if you are one of those people that like once you get into the routine of things that you just like fly with it, then blocking would definitely be something that you should look at and maybe just, you know, pick it up.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] That's what I used to. I used to do a theme days. And so I was like, okay, Mondays I'm going to be doing all my written content, you know, and then you can just get into the groove of that and run with it. Then Tuesdays, maybe you could do graphics or advertising or, you know, whatever that looks like for you and your business. Yeah, I know, for me, I like I try and like to do things that way. Because then I feel like my brain is in that mode. It doesn't work so much all the time. But I do like to do that when I can. Especially when it's creative things like you know, having a writing day or, or graphics I think is super helpful. I also find that to be helpful on tasks like data entry and things like that, that I hate doing, or seeing or whatever if I know that I just have that blocked off like one day a month. It's much easier for me to just like, power through and then not have to think about doing it again.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, for sure. Like I found with me I was being interrupted so many times by my two kids that you know, the block thing, it was like out the window. So I actually am really into the Pomodoro Technique right now. And it's just 20 minutes, you pick one thing and you do it for 20 minutes.

And I'm also like, my personality, I get bored very easily. Yeah, so for me, like switching back and forth, like it keeps me energized and it keeps me super focused, because I'm enjoying it. And I find when I'm go past that point, one, either I already have a kid in my office, and it's not happening anyway. Do I'm like kind of dragging, because I'm like, losing my focus. And, you know, like, kind of my mind's already wandered.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Do you find that the Pomodoro method also helps kind of combat perfectionism and the fact that maybe we could get through tasks tasks faster, but we allow ourselves too much time to get them done.

[BRITTANY MAY] Absolutely. Yeah. Like I think that's so yeah, definitely. Definitely helps with that. Because I think you like are watching the clock and you're like, Oh my God, I've got to get this done. And I'm like a huge believer in however much time you give yourself to do something is how much time it's gonna take.

And I know that sounds like flippant, but seriously, because if you give yourself eight weeks to finish that project, you're going to suck up eight weeks, whether you're you're obviously not going to be using your time very efficiently, but it will take that full eight weeks, but once you start putting deadlines on it, or the timers or whatever, you find, yeah, that you can definitely turn out things a lot quicker, which is, you know, I'm, I'm always a fan of, for sure.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] So, talk to me a little bit about how you manage or ideas that you have, you know, in our businesses, like, you know, if you have a fundraising event that's coming up or you're launching a product or a service, like those deadlines, like the timing in front of that gets crazy as far as how much work you need to put into it compared to a regular season when you're just maybe maintaining and you know, reaching out to customers, clients, whatever.

So how do you kind of flip your schedule or track that to make sure that you're still not getting overwhelmed and stressed out by all of the things?

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, definitely. I always like to work backwards. So if there's like a hard deadline or anything needs to be done, then you start there. And then you basically just break your project down going backwards and like, Okay, well then I'll need this piece completed, you know, at the halfway point, or whatever. And then like, I'm, I wish you can see me right now, like surrounded by lists, like I'm a giant list person. So like, my list of lists, and I'm not really entirely getting on that. But it's like once you then break down the project pieces, then I take it all the way down to the day level and break it up into those bite sized manageable pieces. I'm a huge fan. I picked three day and that's literally it. That's all I care about getting done for the day. And then I can pat myself on the job and back for a good job and, you know, be done for the day.

So yeah, I think it's definitely you need to break it up into those actionable pieces and then schedule, put it on the schedule, because if you just are staring at this giant project to be done, it's overwhelming, and you don't know where to start. And then before you know it, you know, it's it's the due date, and you're like, I haven't done anything.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Right. Well, and I think it's overwhelming to create those lists as well in the beginning, but then it's almost like you've created your template and then the next time that event comes around, or the next time your lunch comes around or whatever you can just take that same just change the dates.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yes, yes, absolutely. Absolutely. Like I full heartedly believe that you should never do anything more than twice. Otherwise, you need to have a system in place for it or like you said, a template or, you know, your own swipe file just because you're putting all the value and doing all the hard work once like don't make yourself do it from scratch.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Absolutely. So do you because you said you're surrounded by lists? So are you a paper person? Or do you have a problem management tool that you like to use?

[BRITTANY MAY] Both both. So ironically, yeah, I'm a digital strategist. However, I am a paper person. So like, there's just something but it's more of my thought process I have to put down on paper and then once I've kind of like mind mapped it out, then I like to go and put it in, you know, in digital format one, so then you can like copy and paste that your team can have access to it, you know, use it, because hello paper, but so yeah, like I'm a huge fan.

I have a team Trello board. So everyone on my team, we've got our swipe files in there, we have templates we have, you know all of our projects broken down. And then we also use Monday, huge fan of that. And then I also use Asana kind of similarly, as the paper that's probably the closest one to like actual paper for where you just like kind of mind map out your projects.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]  Mm hmm. Yeah, we use click up. Yeah, for our team. We really like it. But yeah, similar. I'm a paper person as well. Like, I have my daily three. Like, I use the Full Focus Planner. I don't know if you have a planner that you love. But you know, it's just, it's amazing when you can write down like, I need to work on this project. And I'm going to do it on this day and you just go ahead and write it down. There's something about like it taking it out of your brain. And you're like, Okay, there's space for that. So I don't have to hold that. I don't have to think about it anymore. I know what I'm doing today. And I know that I've put time aside for this or time aside for that. And yeah, I'm with you. Writing things out is just something that helps me process so much better than typing it on the computer.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah. For sure, for sure. And I, I actually am waiting for it to arrive I ordered those remarkable things and it's supposed to be like feel like paper, but it's digital. So I'm going to test it out and see if it works.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] My daughter draws on her iPad a lot. Okay. And so we got her new film cover for it. I don't know what it's called. Maybe it's the same thing. I don't know. But yeah, it's supposed to mimic papers. Well, I so Wow.

So okay, so relieving stress or, you know, scheduling things out or getting things organized. We're coming up with our daily schedule.

What other kind of day to day things do you include in your day? I just said day quite a few. Um, you know, like when you feel like the pressures mounting or your list of your to do list looks a little bit too long that day, like how do you kind of manage day to day stress?

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, definitely.

I think first and foremost, is don't be afraid to ask for help. Yeah. And that like, I am the worst at that, like, honestly. And it's kind of funny timing of this. But I finally waved the white flag last week, and we had a nanny that started this week. And it has already been like, oh, like the skies opened up. And it's been amazing and just being able to have three days where I can focus and get stuff done without being interrupted.

So yeah, but it doesn't even have to be a nanny, it could be a spouse, it could be just going and taking a break. Because there's just there's, it is overwhelming and it can be stressful and it can be too much some days and you know, you can have but then you have great days in your business or in mom life too, but you just have to not be afraid to ask for help. And you know, if you're really struggling in this certain area then find somebody or find something that can help alleviate that.

Like for me, my youngest, she went through it was teething. And it was literally just like screaming. And I was like, I can't do this. And so it was just learning to I had to adapt around her schedule rather than fighting it, you know, because we when you're gonna end up pulling your hair out.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]  Yeah. Well, I know, for us for homeschooling, that's what we've done is, you know, kind of created that schedule. So I know, like, I'm on duty from one to three, you know, every day, and that's my time compared to when my mom's helping them when my husband's helping them.

Because if I don't do that, then I can't like shut down and just focus on them, right like that. It's like them coming into my office all the time. It's, you know, hey, I need help with this and you don't like it's distractions all the time as opposed to like, you know, during this time, this is where you're going to be and this is who you go to.

Yeah, I think Yeah, asking for help in that situation is critical and allowing, you know, like sitting in my office and allowing, if they're struggling with something like he's got them, I don't need to, like, jump into mom mode and go help. Like they're good.

[BRITTANY MAY] Exactly. Yeah. And just even kind of being able to turn that switch off and really fully focus because that's what I've found is just in the last three days, you know, because you're constantly even when I was working, and they were like content doing something you like, have your ears out, you're like, are they okay? Are they fine? Are they What are they doing? They're awfully quiet now like what they don't. So it's nice, like, okay, they're sorted. I can have full attention.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Well, and from the staffing perspective, it's also kind of, maybe it's time to take that leap and hire an additional person, maybe it's a VA or an additional admin or somebody to help out as well because I think for teams working remotely is challenging and different for some organizations as well.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, absolutely. I am. So you know, going to die over here.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Don't worry.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah. No, I think that it's absolutely huge and I find so many entrepreneurs they like have that death grip on the hundred dollar bill because they think that maybe their business isn't big enough to support hiring someone or delegating or whatever that looks like. And they, you know, their death grip on that hundred dollar bill. Whereas they're spinning their wheels trying to figure out maybe something that they don't understand or they're not good at, or maybe they just don't like it. Rather than paying that hundred dollars or whatever for like you said a VA or someone else to come in and do it probably more efficiently, quicker, better quality.

And then that frees up your time to either, you know, spend with your kids, or to hone in on what your zone of genius is, and really focus on the things that light you up and make you thrive because then you're going to have better work, you're not going to be frustrated. And it really just helps move your business forward and easier.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Well, then going back to talking about creating kind of those templates or the to-do lists and systems, if you've been doing it and you haven't been tracking it like that, it makes it so much easier to pass off to a person as well in a way that is going to follow how you kind of want things done.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, absolutely. And I always recommend, like I said, if you're doing it more than twice, like just write down your process as you do it. Because then systems don't become this huge project. Like just another to do on your list. You're like, oh, I've got to write out all my systems. Like No, just do it. Like write it down as you do it. And then you can go like you said, handed off to somebody else. And then and nine times out of 10, by the time you're looking for someone like it's because you're overwhelmed and you don't have enough time. So the last thing you want to do is then go back and figure out like, what they need to know and all the systems and stuff it should already be done for you.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Well, I'm one tip that was given to me once was use a program like Loom or something and just literally record yourself, your screen as you're doing it. Like because then you don't if you don't want to write out if it feels daunting to write it all down. So even if it's like stupid things, like if somebody is going to manage your email for you, like, actually record yourself and how you do it, because there's also things that you might forget, because it's just second nature to you. Naturally assume that somebody is going to understand what's in your head, but they don't.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, it's so true. Yeah, that's that's actually what I do and what am I did before I had anybody because you know, I was prepping for that step. So I'm sure my VA thinks I'm ridiculous because it was like, whoever you are, believe it or there was no person for that position yet, but you know, so it's kind of funny. But no, it's definitely true. And I feel like when you're documenting your steps, just as you do it, it naturally helps you find holes that you didn't even realize, because like I said, it's just second nature to you. And you're like, going through and clicking and you're like, oh, writing this down, I realized maybe I could put an extra step here. And that would make the whole thing a lot better. For sure.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] So let's talk a little bit about teams. Because let's say you have an existing team and you're wanting to start to implement some of these systems in organization and whatnot. Sometimes it's hard to pull people along. You know, I mean, like when you work in a team, inherently everybody has their own style. How or do you have any tips for, like team leaders or managers, when they want to start to implement a little bit more efficiency and structure in, you know, or just like, maybe their team is only working at the same time for a few hours a day because everybody's working remotely. I mean, I'm kind of rambling here, but I think you understand why.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, I'll see. I'll see what I can do with that. Um, so, yeah, I think when it comes to teams, one in me in my interview process, it was huge to understand very well, how they not only communicated best, but their kind of personality type, and how, how they work most efficiently and where they thrive. And I literally tailored their position and their tasks to them, because just like you want to focus on the things that you try that that's how you want to treat your team members as well, because one, they're not only going to be happier and your retention rate is going to be a lot higher, but they're going to do a lot better work and they're going to be way more efficient for you.

So it's just kind of like a, I guess, one, one thing. But also, so my team, they're all remote they are, they're literally in different countries. Yeah, so like, our team is everywhere. I but it's so much fun. Like we have an email chain or on our team Trello where we all talk to each other. And it's so much fun, but like, for me, I don't really care when they get it done. You know, because it's like, Okay, well, it's five o'clock here, but they're just waking up. You know, like, that doesn't really matter to me. So I kind of they have free rein of whatever. I'm more focused on the projects and the tasks and then they can figure out their own schedule and what works best for them.

And also is one more. One more tip, I same thing, being super profit-focused and I have found that tying every job should be tied directly to profit and some way and if you don't know how they're helping bring money in your business, then you need to figure something out. And from that, me and my business manager, we create what we call success metrics. And it helps you track like, okay, each month like this is what we have to hit and then maybe here's another goal of like, what we would like to hit.

And I think that also helps because people don't like gray area, like they like to understand, hey, like, this is black and white like, this is your job. This is what I expect. You have free rein to you know you're on schedule and do it the style that you want, but you know, like, you want to make sure that the numbers in the data side are very black and white, if that makes sense.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]  Yeah. So kind of letting go of some of that control. And, and being a little bit more flexible, having team deadlines that everybody understands tasks clearly defined tasks that people have and then let it go. Yeah, yeah. Which is easier said than done for most people.

[BRITTANY MAY] For sure. Yeah. No, it's it's like, I feel like that's, that's a whole different job, you know, is when you if you were a solopreneur and you're bringing on your first contractor, your first full time employee, it's definitely it's like leveling up, you know, it's like and taking on a whole new role. So yeah, it's, there's, there's gonna be growing pains, but everything I mean, that's what entrepreneurship is, you know, it's just like a giant learning. Right?

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Well, and it's, I think clearly defining, like you said earlier, clearly defining who you want in what role and what types of tasks are best suited for those people like that's going to help you give up that control? And it doesn't mean you're going to get it right the first time. But if you don't understand what you need those people to do and how it's going to support the Yeah, the revenue in your business, then you're not going to have that right fit.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, definitely. And I'll even say, personally, for my team, we've definitely moved VAs around and we've tweaked projects to like as we've gotten to know each other and how we work better. And you can really, you kind of figure out what their strengths are maybe what they're not so good at. And then you just tweak and tailor things to that to make sure that it just really meshes well together as a team.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, and I feel like and maybe you have experience with this with some of your clients that when it comes to getting things done, um, we tend to kind of get tunnel vision a little bit in that this position does this job and that's it as opposed to like what you're saying, you know, that flowing, that happens a lot more at the early stages of your business.

So I mean, do you do you challenge some of your clients to be like, you know what we can think outside of the box here like you don't this person was hired to do this, but that doesn't mean that things can't change. Like, do you think that's something that holds businesses back from growing as well?

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, definitely. I'm a huge I do not believe in cookie-cutter solutions. And I am, I always think like, creative problem solving is better. Right? It's like, here's our problem. So let's figure out how it works best for you and that person and your business rather than being so worried or like, I don't know, stingy is really the right word. But you know what I'm trying to say like, of like, trying to fit into No, it needs to look like this and it needs to be suited. Like I am the most I like my nanny this morning texted me. She's like, do you mind if I wear sweatpants today? I was like, Girl, I don't care.

What do you do? You do you like No, none of that matters like nothing has to look a certain way. And when you're the owner of your business like that is up to you to decide. So don't be held back by what you think it's supposed to look like.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah, I love that. And I think that's why some of the companies that you're seeing thrive, company culture is such a huge part of that and hiring the right types of people and whatever culture you start to create in your business like you're going to attract those similar types of people.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, oh, yeah, absolutely. And like every, every player on my team, like they have a voice and they have, you know, they are heard and they have opinions and I want to hear them like they have just as much of an input in my business as I do. You know, and I like that and I want that because those are the teammates that are amazing. Because they actually, they feel valued for one, but then for two, you know, they're they're going to bring in ideas that you didn't even think about that could be really awesome. You know, rather than just being like, here's your job do XYZ, then you're done, you know, like, let them let them grow and let them build the position around them rather than just like putting them in a box, I guess.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]Yeah, no, I think that's so good. And then that inherently is going to relieve like you said earlier, you know, like your time to be able to be the right person in your own business and kind of create that space and reduce stress. Like it all just kind of comes together.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, exactly. Like Yeah, I feel like like when you all those things kind of click into place. Yeah, everything just falls into alignment and it just like business. It's not easy, but it should be simple.

And I feel like people are just way over complicating it when it doesn't need to be. Yeah, well, it's that stress right of, if this doesn't work out, then what happens?

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]Failure? I think it's more of like a fear of failure.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, yeah, for sure.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] We'll Awesome. Well, lots of good stuff in here that we've talked about, is there any other kind of quick tips or things, you know, mistakes that you see people making when it comes to time management and added stress in their business?

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, I think for sure, one of the big the big ones is just being is not knowing your numbers and not being profit-focused. And then they end up spinning their wheels, and before they know it, the whole day is gone. And they're like, what did I accomplish, right? So it's like, rather than trying to spread yourself too thin and doing all the things like just focus on that one profit thing really, really well.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah. makes it a lot easier. Yeah, I think that's scary for people because they feel like they have to do all the things in order to make all the money. But yeah, when you focus on one main project, or one main service, or one main event or whatever, it tends to drive in more revenue because you're laser focused.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, I actually, I have a training on that for how to cut your hours in half. And it goes through all that. And I'd love to give it to your listeners for free. Yeah, absolutely. We will put that link. That's awesome.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] We'll put that in the show notes. For sure.

[BRITTANY MAY] Yeah, I'll send that to you. But yeah, it's just all about being profit-focused. And don't spread yourself too thin and have fun. Have fun. I know because it should be fun. What you're doing.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN] Yeah. Awesome. Well, thank you so much for coming on the podcast.

I love talking about integration in you know, I think the thing that I'll add and you probably have something to say about it too is have grace for yourself. Some weeks are awesome. And I nailed my organization and I'm in my planner every day and my lists are beautiful. And some weeks it's like, I don't even know what it is or like what's happening in my life, but you just have to kind of breathe through it and give your and you're not a perfect human being.

[BRITTANY MAY] Nobody is Yeah, absolutely. No, I 100% agree with that. I'm, I'm always like, give yourself give yourself space and then try again tomorrow. It'll be there tomorrow. Exactly. Exactly.

[SAMI BEDELL-MULHERN]Awesome. Well, thank you so much, and we will link up I'll have links to some of the resources that we talked about and Brittany's awesome freebie, or, I guess it's not a freebie. Is it a freebie? I'm going to put it in the show notes https://thefirstclick.net/podcast Awesome. Thank you so much. Thanks, Brittany.

[CLOSING]
A big thank you again to Brittany for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as we had making this podcast. It was super fun.

I hope that you'll subscribe wherever you listen and make sure you head on over to https://thefirstclick.net/podcast to get the show notes and all of the resources and the coupon code for Brittany's guide. Okay, I will see you guys in the next one.

 

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