Like most of us, you have tons of information “hiding” all over the place, coaches, programs, books, and websites, things that can help you reach your business goals. But, perhaps like a lot of my info, it is so unorganized, that you can’t find anything when you need it. Time to get organized!
Crucial Tool for Your Business success
Having a list of resources can become a crucial tool for success. It doesn’t matter what niche you are involved in, there are always some indispensable tools that you use on a regular basis, or want to use in the future, things that you need to keep close to you, so you do not forget where they are, or that they even exist. A well-rounded resource list can literally mean the difference between success and failure.
A Good Resource List Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Your resource list needs to include personal and business resources. This includes currently available resources, as well as resources you hope to use one day, such as life coaches, for instance. Anytime you set a new goal, you may need to add new items to your resource list, because you want it to always grow, and change as time moves on. Sometimes you will take things off the list, items that are no longer useful to you.
Categorize Different Types of Resources
To makes things easier to find, you may want to categorize your list. For example, some of your resources will be internal and some external. You will have resources that will help with your mindset, and other resources that will help with actually taking action. Some resources will be time centered, and others will simply give you support, such as a Mastermind group. Name your categories in a way that works for you.
Make a “For My Use Only” Website
One way to keep track of everything, is to create a private website for your use only. Set up a wordpress blog, password protected, and simply put all your links in the categories you want, so that you can find the resources anytime you want. You can take this one step further by putting your own affiliate links in separate pages and/or categories, so that you can offer the list to your friends or fans, when they ask you what you use for certain things.
Create a Word Document
Start a new file folder in “My Documents” on your computer, or in Google Drive, or Dropbox, so that it is available to you in the cloud (just like the blog idea), at any time you need it, and simply add the links to the document each time you find something that you find useful for your business. That way it is available to you anytime you need help.
Make a Notebook
Some people still like to do things “old school”, which requires a three ring binder. You will simply print out your Word pages, and if they are links to websites, include the actual URL. You can even make a QR code so that you can easily link to the resource using your smart phone.
Which ever method choose to start your resource list, you cannot go wrong. It will become an invaluable tool in running your business. The list will keep growing, and becomes more inclusive as time goes on. Sometimes you might remove things, and often times you will add things. But, the important thing is that each time you have a new goal, you will look at your resource list to see what you have available to help make your goals come true. In essence, your resource list can become a new tool in your goal setting, and goal achieving process.