As we move into Fall and into the final quarter of the year, it's time to set yourself up for massive success in Q4 and 2022.
A great way to do that is to do what I call "The Fall Lean Out". Done twice per year, once in the Spring and then again in the Fall, the Lean Out clears the clutter - mentally and physically, increases your productivity and focus, and reduces your stress levels. Plus it can be kind of fun!
In this week's episode of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast, I walk you through how to lean out your business with a focus on your physical and digital workspaces.
If you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and easily distracted when you walk into your office or turn on your computer, you won't want to miss this episode.
In episode 38, I discuss:
- How to leverage the lean strategy called "5S" to transform your workspaces
- How to lean out your physical workspace
- How to lean out your digital workspace
- One of my favorite tools to use to protect your business
- Why you should be Googling your business incognito
- The other areas you should lean out in your business
Tune into Episode 38 of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast or keep reading below.
I also share how to access a free on-demand training that digs much deeper into 5 core areas to lean out as part of the Fall Lean Out.
Are you set up for the end of the year, or better yet set up to accomplish all your 2022 goals?
Are you overwhelmed every time you walk into your office and sit down to accomplish all your tasks and goals for the day? On Episode 38 of The Lean Out Your Business Podcast we will be giving you some of the quickest more rewarding hacks to setting yourself up for success daily. As we go into the fall season and set ourselves up for the new year so we can feel inspired and productive in our day-to-day work.
Physical space is your number one starting point. Environment plays such a massive impact on how we feel. When you first walk in your office either at home or an office outside the home when you enter and see your space does it excite you for the day ahead?
Do you have decorations that make the space feel inviting and encouraging? Does your desk look like a tornado hit it or can you sit down right away and find the things you need to start working with purpose? We start with changing up your environment because it is the easiest of the ways to lean out with the quickest return on productivity and satisfaction.
After you have cleaned up your desk and made it feel more at home and joyful you next move into your digital space. This is everything you see the moment you turn on your desktop and look at your screen. Is your home screen covered in short cuts, drafts of documents, every photo you have saved in the last month? Does it feel overwhelming and stressful, and you still can’t find anything without searching your files.
Create desktop folders and put everything in its place and if it's a draft you no longer need to go ahead and delete it. If something is outdated, an early draft of a project from a year ago remove it from your space so you don’t even have to see it any longer. Once your desktop is cleaned up, move onto your file sharing systems for you and your entire team. Set them up for success by making clear folders and storing the things they will need in order to complete their projects without needing to email you fifty times a day.
Looking for even more practical ways to lean your business? Join us inside The Lean Out Method’s private Facebook group. Upon joining you have instant access to our high-level training video about leaning out your systems even more. Set yourself up for sustainable success for the end of 2021 and to achieve all your goals heading into 2022.
by Crista Grasso
Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to scale. Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. She specializes in helping businesses gain clarity on the most important things that will drive maximum value for their clients and maximum profits for their business. She is the creator of the Lean Out Method, 90 Day Lean Out Planner, and host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast. She is also the founder and CVO of the Profitable Planner Co and Criscara Jewelry.