In the new Netflix show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, the Japanese decluttering diva shows Americans how to do with less, challenging America’s hoarding and consumer cultures.
I love her approach of “throw out anything that doesn’t spark joy” (true confessions, I haven’t watched any of her shows…. life is just too short!).
So why not use this approach in your business?
That’s the topic of this week’s podcast and cheat-sheet article for you below.
This is a topic that is top of mind for me because this week I have done the ultimate declutter.
Decluttering my business in such a drastic, but essential way, has allowed me to release the energy I need to make a greater impact.
So, making the most of the unique decluttering energy I’m feeling at the moment, I share with you today the 9 ways you can declutter your business and let go of things (and people) that have an energy that really isn’t serving you anymore.
Once that cluttered energy is gone, you’ll free up space and emotional energy to attract other things into the vacuum you’ve created. This freedom allows you to feel and see things more clearly. It is essential to the growth of your business.
Read / listen/ watch on for the 9 steps in the order I recommend.
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9 Ways to Declutter Your Business
Clear the energy to attract great clients, great staff and great opportunities.
Plus clear your mind and business life my simplifying in these 9 areas.
The list below has a very specific order. It’s not necessarily to do with the importance, but the right steps to approach your business declutter.
#1 Clear Out Your Office
This may not seem like the most important area to focus on first, but it is actually the best one to start with.
If you have an office, throwing out things that clutter your peripheral vision or things that distract you without you really noticing it, will be freeing.
Keep only what is important.
This clutter not only clutters you visually, it clutters you energetically.
Take the time to create a calm and focused energy in your immediate work space. A place you can feel a beautiful energy that is pleasure to work in. For me, I always have flowers on my desk where I can see them without having to turn my head. I also have an aromatherapy candle just outside my peripheral view. And I keep these little things, presents, that remind me of why I do what I do.
Set yourself a deadline to work on this and just focus.
TIP: If you don’t have an office, but the area where you usually work isn’t giving you a good energy, then claim an area in your home for yourself, even if it is small. Create a sense of “ritual” by creating a clear space and whatever you choose to include to create a feeling of happiness where you work.
#2 Your Clients
This might sound weird or a bit tough, but you need to do this.
Look at the people you’re working with. Who among them use a lot of your energy and time? Who causes you stress? Are there clients who are making you focus on things that you don’t do well?
They could be a client from hell or you’re simply just not a good match. Maybe you’re not the best person to help them or maybe the help they need is something that is not a part of your business any more.
Make those decisions.
- Does that client need to go?
- Do you have to refer this client to someone else?
- Should you review the boundaries you set with that client?
I’ve only had to do this twice. Once was with a client who I was able to get great results for, she paid on time but she was incredibly needy. She sucked my energy dry.
She also counted as a high percentage of my business. So I built up the other parts of the business so I could eventually let her go in a kind way.
This is how I worded my letting her go:
“It’s been wonderful to help you achieve so much in the time we’ve been working together and we’ve well surpassed what we set out to do. I don’t think you need me any more. And for some of the stuff that you still need my help with, I can refer you to some people who specialise in just that part.”
There was one other time where it was actually a client from hell.
She was awful. She had everybody in tears. I just had to let her go. I gave her all the money back even if we’ve done the work because I didn’t want that energy.
That’s only happened twice in 10 years. Letting go of them just freed me and opened up opportunities and space for new, wonderful clients.
But what if you actually have fantastic clients?
I’m actually at that stage where I have the world’s best clients. I’m just attracting people who I know I can really help. They get me and I get them. I’m absolutely adoring them.
So if you have great clients, let them know!
Also say to them “I want to work with people who are like you. I’d love you to refer people to me who are just as wonderful as you”.
You can also offer your favourites an alumni package to help these great clients stay with you for longer. I just did that with my Rising Stars clients.
#3 Declutter your products
To do this, you’re going to have to do a couple of things.
Look at all your products and services.
This is helpful if you’re doing a lot of little things. This also applies if you’re doing very different things for each client.
If you’re doing a lot of different things for a lot of different people, I want you to list everything down you are doing. You do this because you need to get really clear on what you are really offering. Then you can make decisions on what you will no longer offer.
Simplify and channel your energy to doing less, better and with more focus.
You’ll also attract clients easier with this new clarity.
Look at your profit and loss.
How much money do you make from each of the products and services you offer? If you are creating tailored solutions for people – coaching or service provision – then I want you to look at which of those are making you the most money.
Most importantly, look at the time you are spending on each. You might be getting a lot of money from it but it also may be taking up an excess amount of your time, emotion, or energy.
On the other hand, you might have products that are low cost but they’re efficient because they don’t take much work on your part.
Look at what you can simplify.
It’s not necessary that more is better. Less can be better for you because you can be clear about what you offer. More importantly, you’re not going to be using as much emotional and mind bandwidth.
Can you declutter your programs and your products?
That’s something I just done recently by consolidating everything into one core program with 2 VIP levels. All of the things you offer should lead to the ultimate result.
#4 Your Opt-ins
Do you have a lot of different ways for people to join your mailing list?
Are some of those really not going to be the best ones to lead people into your nice, simplified, decluttered products?
If so, maybe you should just get rid of them. They’re just confusing and unnecessary. Keep it simple. As much as it can be overwhelming you, it could be confusing your clients as well.
Questions to consider:
- Are these going to attract the perfect clients you want?
- Are these really going to lead them to the products and programs that take the least amount of time, and give you the least amount of stress and the most amount of profit?
If you don’t have an email list yet and you need help, I can help you create an integrated solution from opt in to programs to profit through the Attract Your Tribe program.
#5 Your Content
What are you doing that’s getting you in front of people?
You need to be seen and heard for your ideal clients to find you and know what you stand for.
Some of these include:
- Blog posts
- Facebook live
- And more
What is it that you’re doing to let people know that you know your stuff, to connect with people and stay top of mind? Take a look at what’s working and focus on them.
Some of the things you do might be things you do just because you’ve always done them or you feel that you have to. Many of those things are often things that don’t give you results.
Simplify. Doing different types of content can attract different types of prospects, but have a really good look if any of them aren’t really getting results.
This is a great place to declutter. Again, do more with less.
Now this depends on the stage of your business. If you’re just getting ready to launch, you need to be building your mailing list. You need to be getting people’s attention. You need to be visible. That’s your runway.
For a plane to get lift and really take off, it needs a long runway. That’s when you’re going to be creating your content and building your mailing list. You might look at it and go, “Janet says I need to declutter if it’s not working.”
Recognise first if you’re in that runway phase. You’re still building so you can get your sales. Don’t go and throw things out without knowing what you are measuring. How many opt-ins are you getting? What kind of engagement are you getting? What suite of core blog posts are you creating that’s going to end up attracting the perfect clients? Have a look at that and the way that you’re creating content.
Can you declutter there?
#6 Your Staff
That also includes you. It could be you, your virtual assistant, your staff, the people you call in every now and then. Or nobody else.
Look at your team and think:
- Is there anybody here that if they would leave, I would be absolutely horrified?
- Is there anyone here that if they left, I wouldn’t be too upset?
If they’re not doing a fantastic job, then maybe you should declutter. Don’t surround yourself with mediocre.
There might be someone you’re keeping because you don’t want to go through the effort of looking for somebody else or you don’t want to hurt their feelings. Let that energy go. You’re going to attract somebody awesome in instead.
Finally, if you have a virtual assistant, are you using them to their full capacity? Would you be better off just hiring part-time? Take a look at what you’re doing and delegate better.
Look at yourself. Are you spending time doing things that matter or are you doing “busy work”? Be really honest. Can you declutter yourself as the person who is running the business and attracting the clients? Can you declutter your own time and use the support team that you may already have, or intend to build?
Now, what is using up your bandwidth?
What email lists, Facebook groups are you on? Things that use up your time and attention. Work out your criteria for what you really need to grow your business and only spend time reading and interacting with the content and groups that will help you.
Ask yourself, which are the ones you really look at all the time?
If you were on a newsletter list or Facebook group just because you were curious or someone else had added you, just unsubscribe or leave. That’s all clutter using up your brain and distracting you. Exercise minimalism so that the energy that you use is going to be calm.
#8 Software Subscriptions
How many of the software you pay for are you not actually using? Go and get rid of it. It’s going to save you money and the space at the back of your head where every now and then something comes up and you go “why do I have that; I don’t remember” just declutter.
Streamline. Less clutter. Less things to learn. Less things to pay for.
#9 Your Online Presence
Once you’ve decluttered all this, take a look at your website and social media. The best way for people to join your mailing list. Does it reflect your new decluttered life and business?
Now be careful when you approach decluttering your online presence.
When I talk about decluttering you and your time, one of the things to be wary of is “busy work”. These are things that seem really important, keeping you busy, but is not actually growing your business and making an impact.
One of these unproductive, busy things is constantly tweaking your website.
So when you’re decluttering your website, make sure you’re sure about what needs to go. Set your timeframe to do that. And if you haven’t been using your virtual assistant efficiently, this is the best thing to ask them to help you with.
Just don’t fall into that trap of “I’ve been really busy tweaking things on my website”.
This is the last thing you would want to do because you want it to represent this minimalist, decluttered energy that you are clearing around yourself and your business so that the good things can flow in.
Do you have other areas you recommend decluttering?
Or maybe you have some other great tips?
Share down below what’s worked with you and if you have tips for other people, share them as well 🙂
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Hello beautiful people! Janet Beckers here and welcome to the next episode of Romance Your Tribe Radio. This week we’re going to be talking about decluttering your business and I have got here nine different parts of your business that you can be decluttering now. Now, why on Earth am I talking about this topic? Well, you see, I’m really feeling a unique decluttering energy as I record this because last week I announced on my podcast that I was completely wiping from the face of the earth, my award winning website I membership site that had won me numerous awards and that had been running for 10 years. Now, if you haven’t listened to that episode, I really do recommend you go over or it or go over to the blog and look at the read the article that I’ve written there because you can see why it was a really important decision for me to make, to be able to release the energy that would allow me to be able to expand my reach and make a greater impact.
And I shared on that podcast that I kind of felt this really, really weird sense of decluttering, but this business that this website was going to be completely gone. That sort of thing that you get, you know when you’ve got this really cute pair of jeans that you’re really, really light and it’s got all these fantastic memories and you know, you looked hot in them and you remember all the great times that you had when you were wearing them and you don’t want to let them go because maybe I can make it fit. Maybe it’ll come back in fashion. I really don’t want to let them go. But you know that when you declutter that wardrobe, when you throw that out and the other things that it’s going to be really freeing that sort of minimalist feel that it’s going to open up the energy for let other things come in.
Well that’s how I’ve been feeling when I have kissed wonderful web women goodbye with love that completely wiped from the earth. So I’ve been feeling that decluttering energy and you know what? It’s really, really frame it’s in it. Cause once you’ve made that decision to, yeah, okay, tiny ergo baby is once it’s, that energy has gone that’s been associated with something that wasn’t serving you anymore, then it’s almost like you’ve left this weight off you, that there is all this energy that was being used in that place that now is free. So you’re now free to be able to accept other things into that space. So that’s how I felt. Uh, with wonderful web women going as much as a tough decision. It was. And there’s the grieving that goes with it. It’s opened up all this beautiful energy and that comes with like a decluttering of your home.
You get that same sort of thing. And for my beautiful friends out there that are really totally clued up on law of attraction, on vibration and all of those sorts of things that you will know, you will understand exactly why that decluttering, throwing things out and simplifying actually clears the, to let other things in. So let’s take that beautiful energy and yet loot use it like right now and have a look at nine different areas in your business that you can choose to simplify, to declutter and to really clear out the baggage and have that beautiful kind of clear, non cluttered, non hoarding feel that allows you to be able to feel things more clearly, see things clearly and bringing that beautiful energy. So let’s go and have a look at those now and I would love to hear from you. So if you, you are, um, you know, as I’m going through this, if any of these areas and make you go, Aha, that’s where I’m going to do next.
I’d love to hear from you. Come and share it. You know, wherever you are listening to this, you might want to share this on the podcast blog page, which is a great place to go or even come and find and join the conversation on Instagram or over on Facebook or Twitter, wherever it is that you’re hanging out. Um, I’d love to share. And so, and he went, the other people have got to say as well. And if you have got some, any tips on how to declutter the specific areas and I’m going to talk about, I’d love to hear from you and I know other people will as well and you might have an extra area that you’re thinking she missed. This one. Love to hear from you as well. So I’m going to share these with you in the order that I suggest that you look at them and make some decisions and actually take action.
And I’ll explain to you why I have given them in that order. So it’s not necessarily to do with their importance, but a lot of it’s got to do with the right steps to put them in so that you clearing the energy in the right way. Okay. So step number one is clear out your office. Now this may not be when we’ve gone through the other eight may not seem like the most important, but the thing is by you going through your office, and this does not have to be hours and hours and hours. And if you don’t have an office, wherever your workspace is by actually throwing out all those things that use your peripheral vision, that clatter your, your mind without even being aware of it, just declutter. Only have things that are of really importance to you either said do your work or that help you to get that beautiful energy.
Um, if you’ve got a falling box, like I have where I go, most things I don’t file because we don’t use paper that much, but there’s certain things that have come through that I’ve gone, you know, I’ve either got a scan that or I’ve got a file that, so, but you know, I’ll just go in the box for the meantime, you know? Sure. There’s a couple of years worth it. So you might want to decline of that. So any of your, any of your sort of systems that you’ve got, if you’ve got your top drawer that’s full of stuff, de Clutter, it makes a huge difference. So have a really clear workspace or your peripheral vision is not getting that imagery that is there. Now the other thing then would that declutter is then also take the time to create a space that is great for, um, for focus.
And also that makes you feel like, you know, this is a great, this is a, a place where I feel, um, a beautiful energy. So take the time to do that as well. For example, with me, I always have flowers on my desk where I can see them without having to turn my head. Um, so always have flowers. I also have a, an essential oil burner with a little candle that’s just out of my view so that I can get those beautiful smells that are coming through. I also have underneath my computer, little things that are symbols that may be from different holidays or gifts that have been, but they’re things that for me, um, are a symbol of why I do what I do. So I can have that great a holiday so I can impact this person who sent me this present. Um, so just create, taking the tiniest to create that space.
So that’s number one. Declutter. Now don’t, um, you know, if you’re, you know, you can very easily just go to the nth degree here, but make sure that with all of these things, you set yourself a deadline and just focus, focus, focus. If you don’t have an office, my next challenge to you is, is the place where you are doing most of your work? Does it have a good energy or is it something that you’re constantly aware of all these other distractions around you? If so, you need to claim a space somewhere, whether it’s in your home, whether it’s out of the home somewhere where you can get that, that decluttered feel. So that’s my challenge to you. Um, okay, that’s step number one. Now the next thing now, number two I’ve got here is, and this is going to sound really weird and probably a little bit tough, but you may need declutter your clients.
Now, what I want you to do by this here is I want you to look at the people who you are working with, the clients that you’ve got. Are there any of those clients who use up a lot of your emotional energy who may use a lot of your time, who cause you stress, that are making you focus on things that you don’t feel that you do? Well now it might be because they’re the client from hell or it might also be that you’re not a good match. Maybe you’re not the best person to be helping them. Or maybe what the help that they need is not something that you’re actually providing through your business anymore. So have a look at that and make those decisions. Does that client need to go or do you need to refer them to somebody else or do you need to look at the boundaries that you have with that client?
I’ve only had the hat to do this twice, once where I had somebody who just use up a lot of my emotional energy because she was incredibly, um, very, very needy. But I could help her and she also accounted for a high percentage of my business. Um, and so once what I did is I built up the other parts of the business so that I could eventually let her go in a kind way of saying, look, you know what? I think I’ve got you to the point where I can help you. You’re now, you don’t need me. And you know, for the summer, that stuff that you have been wanting my hope with, this is a great place for you to go to because really I’ve got you to where, you know, we need, we need to be, it’s just that you’re really wanting to hold on.
So that was able to go and then there was one other time where it was actually the client from hell. She was awful. She had everybody in tears and um, you know, I just let it go. I gave her all of her money back even though we’d done the work cause I didn’t even not want that energy. Um, yeah. So that’s only ever happened twice in like 10 years. So, um, but for me they were, they just freed me and open up opportunities now also have, do you need to be doing that or have you actually got fantastic clients? Like I’m at that stage at the moment, I’ve got the world’s best clients. I absolutely adore them and I’m just attracting people who are, no, I can really, really help. And who know, they, they get me and I get them. I’m absolutely adoring them.
So one of those things is, you know, what, if I have cleared out space with clients, I want more of them. Or you know what, I’m loving this. I’m going to come, I’m going to talk to each of those and say, I want to clone you. Refer other people just like you that may be part of your decluttering. So it’s um, simplifying saying, you know what, I want more people like you. So to all my clients that I have at the moment, I just want more. You okay? It’s want a clone. You all, all I’m really, really loving the people that I’m working with. Um, okay. So that could be your clients. Um, and also you may go, okay, I want more of these particular clients. You might offer them some kind of alumni package to stay with you for longer is another thing I’ve just done that with, um, with my rising stars clients.
Uh, number three, I want you to look at decluttering your products. Now to do this, you’re going to have to do a couple of things. First of all, have a look at exactly all of the different products and services that you’re offering. Now this can be really important if you have lots of little things or also if you’re doing very much, um, every client that you’re providing a different kind of solution, a different service. Now I worry first of all to get really clear on what you’re doing and if you are providing lots of different solutions to different people, I want you to list all of those. Okay, cause they are all different products or services you’re doing. You might be saying it’s this is the hourly rate, but what are you doing? Okay, that’s a lot of energy space that you could be doing there.
Now I also now want you to have a look at your profit and loss. I want you to have a look at how much money do you make from each of these. If you are creating tailored solutions for people, whether that’s coaching or whether it’s service provision, if it’s each one is different. I need you to look at which of these different types of services that I’m providing, the groupings, which are the ones that are making me the most money. And importantly, I will now want you to have a look at how much time we’re spending on each because sure, you may be making a lot of money from it, but you might be spending an amazing amount of time on it and an amazing amount of emotional energy. You may have other ones that at first glance you go, they’re not as expensive, but hey, I’m done.
And nothing for it. Um, or the people who I’m working with on that one, it’s so easy to solve because I’ve got, you know, I’ve got so many, um, efficient ways for me to be able to get those results. So have a look at that and are the ones that are using so much of your energy that either you’ve got to change them or they’ve got to go and can you simplify, simplify, simplify, simplify. Because they’re not, it’s not necessarily that more is better. Less can be better for you because you can be clear around what you offer. And importantly, you’re not going to be using as much emotional bandwidth and your mind bandwidth in all those things that you’re doing. So can you declutter your programs and your products. So that’s something that I have just done recently by really consolidating everything in to one core program and just two little tiny side ones.
Um, and yeah, three little side ones. Yep. So that’s all they are. And they all, all of those ones really lead to the ultimate. So simplifying what that is. So is that something that you can be doing? Now the next thing that we want to do in this order is now we want to have a look at your optins. So if you are building your mailing list, if you’re not doing any of this stuff yet, don’t worry. That’s what I hope you to do. So just come and have a talk. Come and have a look at what I, what I can do to help you there. So have a look. Have you got lots of different ways for people to join your mailing list as some of those really not going to be the best ones to lead people in to your nice, simplified decluttered products.
If so, maybe you should just get rid of them because they just confusion, you know, they just unnecessary keep it simple because as well as it may be overwhelming you, it can be confusing your clients as well. So really have a look at the things that you’re using to get people onto your mailing list. Are they going to be attracting those perfect clients that you want and are they going to be really leading them towards the programs and the products that you’ve got? The you get the most, um, you know, the lest amount of time, the less amount of stress and the most amount of profit from. So see if you can simplify those as well. Now the next thing that you can do, what have I got here for number five? Okay. Because as you can see, I’m kind of working backwards here and I’m going from clients to products to optins.
So the next thing is your content. What are you doing that’s actually getting you in front of people? It could be, are you doing a podcast? Are you writing blog posts? Are you doing Facebook lives? Are you doing using video? Are you using video? And using my meaty the method where you’re doing lots of really short videos and getting them out there and syndicating, um, what is it that you are doing to be able to let people know that you know your stuff and to connect with people and stay top of mind? Now what’s working? Are there some of those things that you’re doing because you’ve always done them or you think you should do them but they’re not getting results? So simplify, you want to be doing a few different formats so that you can get people where, um, you know, in different ways that what you have a really good look and can I declutter?
Are any of those things really not getting me the results? Now I’ve just got a little bit of a disclaimer here for you. Depending on what stage you’re at in your business. If you’re before you’re ready to launch and you’re going to be, if we can think of like a, you know, an airplane taking off where you’re ready to launch with your new, your programs, your products or whatever you’ve got. And then when you’re sailing in the air, that’s when you’re, you know, you’re helping your clients and it’s all working beautifully. Now, if you’re not at that point yet where you’re launching your programs, um, you know, whether that’s through a launch process or whether that’s through one on one, however it is that you’re letting people come by leading up to that, you need to be building your mailing list. You need to be getting people’s attention.
You need to be visible. That’s like a runway. So for an airplane to take off and get enough lift, it needs a long runway. And a lot of times that’s, you know, that’s what we’re going to be creating content. You’re going to be building your mailing list. And a lot of times you might look at that and go, well, Janice has to de Clutter because I’m not getting any results. Where’s the sales from this? Recognize if you are in that runway phase because you’re not going to get the sales yet. You’re preparing for that. So just a bit of a disclaimer, therefore you don’t go and throw things out until you know exactly what you’re measuring. So you want to be measuring here for how many optins and my getting, what kind of engagement am I getting from people? Um, you know, so what kind of suite of core, um, blog posts am I going to be and are creating that’s going to end up being my, um, my pillar content.
So, um, so have a look at that. And so have a look at the way that you are creating content and getting people know that you’re attracting people to you. Can you declutter there? Now we’re up to number six. So we’ve had, we’ve had a look here at your, you’re basically, you know, your, um, from attracting people through your content, through to your opt in, you know, products to your clients. Now the next thing we’re going to have a look at is your staffing. Now by that I’m also including you. Okay. So it could be you or you might have a virtual assistant, you might have staff, you might have just people that you call in every now and then, um, it might have nobody else. Um, what I want you to do is have a look at that and think, is there anybody here that if they were to tell me they’re going to leave, I’d be absolutely mortified.
And if there’s anybody that goes where you go, well look, I wouldn’t be too upset if they left. You know, they, they, they, you know, they’re not doing that fantastic job. Well maybe that’s time to declutter cause you don’t want to be surrounding yourself with mediocre. Um, are you, um, maybe when you’re looking at that, you might be thinking, well, okay, I’m paying for a virtual assistant. Am I using them to the full capacity? Maybe I can get somebody off time or maybe I need to be looking at what I’m doing and delegate better. So that comes back to you having a look at yourself as well. Can you actually declutter yourself? Are you spending your time on the things that matter or how you doing busy work of stuffing around with your website and playing around on social media. Um, so be really, really honest with yourself.
Can you declutter yourself as the person who is, um, you know, producing, you know, is the person that’s running the business that’s attracting the clients and that is running it. So can you de Clutter your own time and can you declutter any of the support team that you’ve got that you may have, somebody that you’ve been keeping on cause you, you, you don’t want to go to the effort of getting somebody else so you don’t want to hurt their feelings. Let that energy go, okay, you can attract somebody. Awesome in instead. Now the next one we’ve got, we’ve got three left now while we, we’re working on what is using up your bandwidth. When we decluttering your self and decluttering your brain is I want you to have a look at what email is so you on and you know, groups, Facebook groups, are you on?
Those sorts of things that can be using up your attention because they’re coming into your inbox and they’re just dicks. They’re making a mess or that you get distracted with these groups that are perhaps on Facebook or linkedin where ever it is that you’re working. Now, what I want you to do is work out your criteria of what is it that I really do need in order to grow my business or whatever it is that you’re on. These different groups or things for what do I need and and which are the ones that I really look at all the time. And if there are ones there that you know, you’re just on them because you were curious and you’re on that list or somebody else added you to a Facebook group, set yourself a timer and just unsubscribe on those Facebook groups. Just get rid of them.
Okay, now of course you’re going to stick with my baby. But you know, that’s all clutter that’s using up your brain and it’s distracting you. You want to get down to the minimalist so that any of the energy that you’re using is going to be effective and calm. Now, two last ones, and this is going to be coming over to the techie stuff that you’ve got in your business. Now, one of them is how many software subscriptions have you got that you’re not even using? Maybe you signed up for something that was going to be, I dunno, the bee’s knees for automating something, but you’ve never actually used it. Well, if you’re not using it, go and get rid of it. Okay? So as well as it’s going to save you money, it’s going to be saving that stuff that’s in the back of your head where every now and then something comes up and you go, oh, why do I got that anyway?
I can’t remember. So just declutter on and it’s on the software that you’re not needing streamlined. Keep it simple. It’s less things to learn and it’s also less things to go wrong. And now we’re up to the very last one because once you’ve done this declutter annual simplified, does your website and any of your social media presence, the places that represent you and your brand, do they actually represent these, this beautiful decluttered view or view to can people go to your website and see what it is it you stand for, what your programs are, the best way to join your mailing list that’s going to attract the right people? Does your website do that? Now he comes a big disclaimer. You know what I talked about before about De cluttering you and your time and I said that one of the things that you might be doing is busy work.
That seems really, really important and it’s keeping you busy, but it’s not actually making your money, growing your business, helping you make an impact. One of those can be constantly tweaking your website. So when you’re doing this, make it sure that you are very, very clear with your audit of what needs to go and then set your timeframe to do that. And if you haven’t been using a virtual assistant efficiently, this is the list of handover to them. So just that disclaimer of don’t get sucked into, I’m being really busy make, doing stuff on my website when all you’re really been doing is, is fiddling around. Okay. So, but this is the last thing that you going to do because you want it to represent this beautiful minimalist, lovely decluttered energy that you are clearing around yourself that you are clearing around your business so that the good things can flow in.
Okay, so that’s Janet’s nine different parts of your business that you can be decluttering right now. And what a great time to do it because as I’m recording this, it’s just at the beginning of the year and as I also said, this is really close to my heart at the moment because I’ve decluttered in a seriously big way. But this whole year for me has been a declutter of really simplifying my business. And this week made or last week made the big step of wonderful web women. My award winning website that served me for 10 years has been wiped from the face of the earth. It has gone. And so that is a, that’s a big step in the declaring. All right. I would love to hear from you if, you know, if you’ve got some great tips from here, why don’t you take a screen grab or you know, take a photo of your screen when you’re, if you’re, if you’re watching this or just of yourself when you’re listening to the podcast and com and share it over and on Instagram or on Facebook.
And tell me, um, show me that you’ve actually been listening and Shimmy, you know, a bigger heart. You know, it’s something that you have got. And I will, I will, I will choose some of those. And I will also, I’ll share those, um, through my stories. And so I can help, you know, through Instagram stories and Facebook stories. So it helped to shine the light on you as well as somebody who’s taking action, not just listening, but also getting an Aha and acknowledging it. So that’s, I’d love to hear from you with that. And I’d love you to do that with any of the episodes that you listened to the get value from, and also share down below what’s worked for you. And if you’ve got some tips for other people, share them as well because I know that you will have some great things that you can be sharing with other people that come here, um, and a part of our tribe. Okay, bye. [inaudible] it’s chairman here. Thanks for joining me on romance, your tribe radio. Hey, you heard our voices today,
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