A coupon for a free appetizer is a great way to entice customers to sample your menu. Regular customers may take the opportunity to try something new. If they like it, they may tell their friends. Of course being a cheapskate and applying the free coupon to the lowest priced appetizer, such as a half order of bread sticks, may also result in customers telling their friends. Why not create an experience worth talking about that benefits both you and your customer?
This post was originally published on my blog JellyfishPrinciple.com
It’s easy to be distracted with all the noise that surrounds us. If we aren’t careful we can find ourselves falling down the rabbit hole with no easy way out.
Once we find ourselves in the rabbit hole, we have two choices. 1) Continue to slide further downward. 2) Start pulling ourselves up one root at a time.
Amber Rae shares how she schedules her day for optimum productivity levels:
- Set priorities on Sunday: Every Sunday, I sit down and map out my week. Instead of defining the hour-by-hour of each day, I outline my weekly priorities and what I want to have accomplished by the following Sunday.
- Map out work, play, fit, and push:
Work: For each day, I outline my “Top 3,” meaning the three most important things I will have accomplished by the end of the day. Sometimes I’ll map out the entire week on Sunday because my priorities are super clear. Other times, I’ll decide on my Top 3 on a day-by-day basis.
Play: I’ve found that play enables me to self-express, reflect, and give my ideas space, which shows up positively in my work. Making time to create art, get into nature, go on photo walks, read poetry, skip down sidewalks and the like puts me in a constant state of curiosity and flow.
Fit: Movement keeps ideas moving forward so I aim to move my body for at least 30 minutes each day.
Push: Since learning and growth is important to me, I do something that scares me (almost) every day. This may be asking someone whom I deeply respect for an interview or writing about a topic that makes me feel vulnerable.
- Batch your days: Batching actions into specific days and creating time for creativity has been a huge gamechanger for me.