Web Business Weekly #90

The other day I was thinking about New Years, and how bad everyone is at keeping their resolutions. Including me.
Into my mind popped the image of an Instagram model saying “New year, new me” in the most basic possible voice.
It seems like these days most people are over the whole New Years Resolution thing. But that doesn’t stop the massive influx of new gym members in January which quickly dies off into Feb. Loads of self-improvement type things get a huge intake in January and nobody sticks to them.
I wondered why. Why do we sign up for something that’s going to be great for us and not follow through?
Maybe it’s because all of these self-improvement resolutions require a bunch of WORK.
Take the gym… Going from zero to 4 gym sessions a week is a massive change. Or if we want to start meditating, it has to be worked into our daily routine. That means shifting a bunch of stuff around. When it gets too difficult, we give up.
Just about every resolution requires a new time commitment.
And we’re already busy as hell, trying to fit too much into our days. So of course, those new commitments get sidelined quickly. It’s just too much to take on.
But the sad part is that these things are important. So I’ve made it a priority to reduce my workload as much as possible – so that things like exercise, mindfulness and friends don’t get ignored.
Over the last few years, my workload has shifted significantly. Away from the day-to-day busywork stuff to higher-level strategic thinking or things that I enjoy.
To get there, it’s been a process of:
  • hiring people
  • improving processes
  • implementing software & tools
  • automating the hell out of a bunch of things
An unexpected side effect of this has been the ability to make better decisions. When you’re not constantly busy, you get to make strategic decisions for your business. The mental clarity and headspace makes way for new ideas. Ideas that help you grow your business.
Those ideas don’t come while you’re doing the bookkeeping or manually following up leads.
Instead of asking you to do extra work, I’d like to help you do LESS WORK this year.
Then maybe you’ll have some more time to work on those other things 😉
Check out the full post here including a great deal on Content Snare and my Zapier Automation course
In short, use NY20 as the discount code for any Content Snare plan, or on the course 🙂

James Rose

James is the co-founder of Content Snare and Aktura Technology. Once a web designer, his new priority is to help web designers and developers regain their lives, work less and get better clients.

He does this by writing helpful posts, building software and working with web designers to deliver the complex web development that they don't normally handle.

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