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First, a shout out to Gerjo for his voice message that inspired today’s episode.

Meet Gerjo, an entrepreneur who is currently focused on growing his team both in-office and virtually.

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First, a shout out to Martin for his voice message that inspired today’s episode.

Meet Martin, a hard-working 9 – 5 employee who struggles to find the time and energy he wishes he had to work on his side hustle.

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In today’s episode I chat with Meghan Alonso, founder of Imua Services.

Between Season 5 and Season 6 Meghan sent me a voice message about some struggles she was facing given a recent move from California to Virginia.

 

Whether it’s a single task you’re responsible for, an entire chunk of the project you’ve delegated to someone else, or a bump in the road you didn’t see coming, something going wrong with your project can result in a serious setback.

You don’t want to experience a serious setback – and neither do I – but I will say it’d be pretty impressive to manage an entire project without running into any problems along the way.

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So now you know what project management is, why it’s important, how to get started and what some of the top tools for helping you manage your projects most efficiently are.

But before we dive straight into how to manage new and existing projects at the same time, I want to make sure you feel confident about how to determine whether or not an idea you have is something that should even turn into a project in the first place.

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Getting started with project management can be overwhelming because you likely have loads of projects you want to start working on, but you’re not exactly sure where to start.

If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place, because we’re about to break down exactly how to get started along with top tools you can use to help you manage your projects most efficiently.

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Project management is the act of creating and sticking to a plan of action, which includes specific deliverables and due dates that will lead you to accomplishing a goal. Project management sometimes involves managing a group of people who are all playing a role in helping you accomplish said goal.

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By documenting the struggles we encounter and the successes we celebrate as entrepreneurs every single month, we’re able to provide you with support – and a single resource – where we share what’s working, what’s not, and what’s possible.

Should I Incorporate my Business in Delaware (or another business friendly state)?

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Whether it’s your most productive year, month, week or day, we all want to master the skill of getting our most important tasks done in an effective way.

Creating a plan for everything you’re working on starts with breaking down your bigger, sometimes complex goal (like creating your first online course), into smaller, more manageable steps that you can accomplish during your Focus sessions.

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When you’re creating systems for your business, it’s likely you’re creating those systems around specific tasks and projects you’re working on rather than something bigger, like marketing and promotion.

That said, ultimately, the smaller, individual system that is born from following the 5 steps I’m about to cover is going to be different based on the thing you’re marketing and promoting (as Casey mentioned, she’s juggling her podcast, her website, her videos, her mentoring…), and it will also be different based on how your business is set up.

 

By documenting the struggles we encounter and the successes we celebrate as entrepreneurs every single month, we’re able to provide you with support – and a single resource – where we share what’s working, what’s not, and what’s possible.

I didn’t pay myself from my business; why do I still owe taxes?

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From the welcome party to the opening keynote and all the way to the final session, Social Media Marketing World (SMMW) 2017 was incredible.

Not to mention the session lineup, which was chock-full of relevant and timely presentations from today’s top social media marketers.

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Here’s our story of why we chose ClickFunnels over LeadPages.

It wasn’t for about a year and a half – in 2014 – that we found out about a platform called LeadPages, a landing page builder.

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By documenting the struggles we encounter and the successes we celebrate as entrepreneurs every single month, we’re able to provide you with support – and a single resource – where we share what’s working, what’s not, and what’s possible.

Should I purchase my vehicle through my business?

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Your time is best leveraged when it’s spent working on the things that will move you and your business in the direction you want most.

That same year, I took a huge stride: I started showing up in a whole new role.

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There are likely a lot of tasks and projects you manage for your business that are recurring, like maintaining your blog, building a presence on social media, and connecting with your audience (whether that be via an online community, email or otherwise).

These recurring tasks and projects are easy to identify because they’re the types of things you do in your business all the time and that you’ve hopefully created some type of system around, or at the very least, things you already have a plan for.

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What will it take for you to accomplish your biggest goals and create the life and future you want for yourself and for your family?

About four years ago, I was having a conversation with a friend; he asked me what my perfect day looked like.

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Have you ever noticed when you get yourself involved in a game or a friendly competition that things like the timer and the score can have a huge impact on your motivation and drive to keep going?

Regardless of whether you’re competitive or not, a timer and a score can and will change your actions.

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In my experience, EVERY Entrepreneur (myself included) starts their journey TERRIFIED that we might (GASP) not resonate with EVERY POTENTIAL client/customer/listener/fill in the blank. I remember it as clear as yesterday… I was two months into EOFire.

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