How I Use Notion to Set (and Reach) My Business Goals
Between client work, working on my business, marketing, future goals, and life, it can be hard to find time to juggle it all.
It can also be easy to keep ourselves busy with work that isn’t actually moving the needle in our business. I use Notion to not only keep me on track but keep me accountable for my goals and daily tasks.
First, you need to know what goals and projects you are working towards in your business. I created a 90-day plan to help you get clear about what goals you should work on now to help propel your business forward.
After I have my goals and a plan set out, I use Notion to map all the moving pieces out. And you can do so in various ways in Notion. I love how customizable Notion can be. It can be as simple or complex as you want it to be.
Break it up
For example, Mondays are working on your business days. I also block out specific times to get things done. When I have a time limit on things it motivates me to get them done.
Make it repeatable
If writing a weekly newsletter is one of your goals, create a template. Anytime I have a new newsletter I need to write, I pull up the template I created in Notion and fill in the blanks based on the same template. It helps move the process along and facilitates any writer’s block I may get.
Turn recurring tasks into reminders
I have a recurring task to schedule pins for Pinterest setup in Notion. So every week it pops up and reminds me to hop onto Pinterest for one hour to schedule pins for that week. Since it’s already scheduled to remind me I don’t have to sit and think about it.
Put it on your calendar
And then, filter by day or week. You can switch up how you view your tasks and to-do list in Notion to help you see what tasks need to be done and the order they need to get done it. I love looking at my whole week ahead but sometimes even that can seem like a lot. So I can filter down by day and see everything I have mapped out on my list to get done today and it makes goals so much more manageable.
Create an itemized list of tasks. I have different pages in my databases with a set list of ideas and thoughts. It helps so much to have a place to keep all the ideas and lists in my head and get them down on “paper”. Anytime I have a goal, I write down all the parts I would need to complete to get to that goal, put them in a table, and then set realistic due dates for each item.
Notion is such a powerful tool that I rely on for both my business and personal life and keeps me on task and my goals more manageable.