It’s no secret that I love to talk all things “content plan”… and so I do. I spend a lot of time chatting to my biz buddies, clients and Content Arsenal members about content planning.

One thing I’ve learned from all of these (fun, inspiring) conversations is this: pretty much everyone IN THE WORLD is making mistakes in their content plans that are resulting in:

  • more stress
  • more overwhelm
  • more frustration

AND

  • less consistency
  • less creativity
  • less actual content

But luckily for you,

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Ok, I’m going to admit something that kind of makes me look like a slacker and a failure… over the past couple of years I have bought and/or downloaded THIRTEEN digital marketing systems and strategies.

I did the work – I’m a vigilant box-ticker – I filled in all my worksheets, made my plans, set my calendar reminders and then… nothing. I did not implement a blessed thing.

Want to know the real reason why?

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When it comes to marketing your small business, nothing ever seems simple. There are so many options – so many platforms, so many tools, so many tactics to try out… I mean, how are we supposed to know where to focus in order to get the results, if we don’t have an entire lifetime to devote to this stuff?

(Don’t worry, that’s a rhetorical question. I’m going to tell you right now)

Start by getting clear on what you actually want to get from all this effort.
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems like there is just ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO when you’re running a business. It might look like things are dying down and you’ve achieved some semblance of the myth that is balance then BOOM. The internet breaks and you’ve got 3 weeks worth of fires to put out.

In the mayhem and madness, it can be difficult to keep creating (and publishing) content consistently. So maybe you put it off for a while.

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