Encore Series: The 3 Biggest Time Wasters for Retailers and How to Avoid Them | Episode 71


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Episode Summary:

A replay from Episode #48 for our Encore Series this month! We are featuring some of our most popular and most downloaded podcasts for this round and you won’t want to miss them! They are extremely relevant as you are planning for the holidays. It’s important to level up and become that CEO right now. Enjoy!

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Are you constantly asking yourself, where did the day go? Or, why time runs so fast? Believe it or not, we are bombarded by so many time wasters in our day-to-day business that we don’t realize the impact it can generate in our lives. Between emails, text messages, calls, social media notifications, and even our colleagues, we’re constantly battered with potential time-wasters. 

Eliminating all the distractions at the office can have a positive impact on your productivity, output, and mental wellbeing. Don’t get me wrong, my friends, distractions happen but we can reduce them.  

In this week’s episode, I talked about the three biggest time wasters that we, creative retailers, face on a daily basis and how we can avoid them. Something I hear every day is, “I just don’t have any time. I’m too busy. I’ve just got too much to do.” I shared some tips on how you can stay focused at work. I share the top three time wasters that I changed in my own personal business life and that really made a big difference. Of course, it’s natural to get distracted. But it’s when we recognize all those distractions and work out a plan to not let them take over our lives that can make a positive impact on us and others.

I want to remind you that if you need any support join my monthly coaching group Retailer’s Inner Circle. In this group, we work together on these types of problems. We help each other. We had a challenge about the phone distraction and the conversation inside the group was just amazing. Please reach out if I can support you in any way. 

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A few quotes for you…

We do not need a phone to run our business full time.” – Wendy Batten

Leaving your phone in another room while you’re doing an important task is going to help you immensely.” – Wendy Batten

I just don’t want you to waste time on things that are not a revenue-generating.” – Wendy Batten

We need to keep moving forward and we don’t need to be doing jobs that are wasting our time.” – Wendy Batten 

 

Holiday Sales Bootcamp & More!

The bootcamp will be running for the whole month of August inside my Retailer’s Inner Circle! Start getting ready for the holidays and Quarter 4 now.

Inside my inner circle, we have amazing, encouraging retailers who learn to level up their promotions, marketing, and more, so they can enjoy their customers who walk through the door!

We also have Foot Traffic Made Simple – my mini course that helps you understand and serve your customers the experience that they want.

My Free Facebook Group: Rockstar Creatives – where retailers can talk amongst themselves and ask questions

 


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This podcast is sponsored by my Retailer’s Inner Circle:

If you want to elevate your skills as a shop owner, and have been searching for a community custom-made for you, join us inside the Retailer’s Inner Circle.

My monthly membership group is for motivated and savvy shop owners who want to level up their retail skills, so that they see more profits in the till and joy in their life.

Imagine spending less time in your business and more profits at the end of the day because you’re laser-focused on doing the right things?

Our members include independent, heart-centered brick and mortar shop owners with all levels of experience. From start up to multiple years of experience; including solo-preneurs, makers, booth space owners, and more. 

Finally! The answers you’ve been looking for and the community you’ve been craving. Stop wondering if you’re doing it right. We’ve got you. 

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