077-7 Ways To Use Google Analytics To Grow Your Business

When you are growing your brand, you want to know what is working and what isn’t?

Your website (which is a part of your brand) should be no different.

Using Google Analytics To Grow Your Business

Thankfully, anyone can use Google Analytics on their website to measure what traffic is doing on their site.

One of the best part of Google Analytics is that it is free and no cost to anyone, however it is a bit complicated to navigate and understand for beginners.

Do not let that stop you from using it.

In this episode I explain 7 ways how you can use Google Analytics to better understand what your visitors are doing on your site and where they are coming from.

What is Discussed in the Podcast

  • How to set up Google Analytics
  • How to find where your website traffic is coming from
  • How to discover what content on your site is bringing in Google searches
  • How to see what websites are linking to you
  • And much more

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076 – What Are The Main Tools Needed To Set Up My Website

In today’s world, having a website is the new business card.

Now you can refer people to your website for more information about your brand, yourself and what you have to offer.

But how do you set up a website?

Tools To Build Your Website

Often times it can be confusing and slow to implement. In this episode, my goal is to help speed up this process so you can get ready to start marketing your services and/or message.

We cover what you will need to start your website and the recommended companies to get you up and started quickly and efficiently.

What is Discussed in the Podcast

  • Domain Name Choosing
  • What website hosting service you should use
  • Setting up an email service provider
  • What you should look for in your design of building your website

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075 – Discovering The Need For Your Business

You’ve got your idea for a business or for a next phase of your business, but you are struggling to figure out how to validate it.

So how do you figure out how to test that idea?

Validating Your Idea

This is many times where people fall short and never take the next step to actually test it out. One of two things tends to happen when people are in this position.

They either create a product and now are stuck trying to figure out how to market it or they are just too nervous or hesitant to validate their idea that they never even start.

This episode is meant to help you in either situation to get some ideas to test your idea against existing audiences to validate your idea.

A Quick Overview Of the Podcast:

  • Encouragement to help you move forward in testing your idea
  • What tools are available for you to use for idea validation.
  • Setting a goal for the desired response

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S2E3 – 3 Important Steps To Prep For Your Morning

Do you feel ready for your day when you wake up?

3 Steps To Prep For Your Morning

3 years ago I can remember waking up and always feeling like I was always unsure of what I needed to get done that day.

I know I had an idea, but I was never sure about anything.

Fast forward to today and my mornings look completely different.

I’m not sure if it was having kids or if it was just growing up, but there are three steps that I try to follow to ensure to make sure I’m ready and focused for the coming day.

3 Important Steps We Discuss

  1.  Review Your Calendar – This has been huge. If you need something done, put it on your calendar.

    Have a meeting, need to let the dog out, need to make a call, need to pick up the kids or need to renew the insurance on the car, put it on the calendar.

    If you do not block off time for it, chances are it will be forgotten and not done.

    Personally, my wife and I use Google Calendar as our preferred tool to balance our work schedules, personal schedules and the kids schedules together and plan things accordingly the night before.

    Having your day planned out ahead of time will allow you to prep your clothes and food correctly the night before saving you time and brainpower the next day.

  2. Get Energy – You need sleep and you need exercise.Getting a good night’s sleep is very important, but getting exercise along with it is a powerful one-two punch to any grogginess you might have at the beginning of your day.

    It’s no secret that exercise awakens your body and gets you ready for the day.The ironic thing is that morning exercise has also been shown to actually improve sleep.

    Who would have thunk it?

  3. Prep Your Launchpad – I can’t take credit for this one… my wife introduced it to me.

    Here’s the thing, you have your day on your calendar already planned out, so have consistent assigned places for everything you need for the coming day.

    Have an assigned place for your clothes (even kids clothes if applicable), your work bag (briefcase, man-purse, etc) and your lunch (also if applicable).

    This will save you so much time and brainpower in the morning, you are going to thank me for it.

    When I have done this correctly, I save at least an hour every single week doing this one thing.

    Just imagine truly being able to focus on the important things right away in the morning and not be mentally bogged down by wondering where your socks are.

    It is so freeing, you just have to do some prep the night before.

What steps do you take to feel productive and focused in the morning?

S2E2 – Prepping For Your Day Part 2

Do you find yourself scrambling to quick scarf something down for breakfast before you have to leave?

Prepping For Your Day

Like most working people today, you find yourself rushed in the morning trying to get ready for your day.

Sometimes, there will be things that you need to take care of that you cannot plan, but there are some morning tasks that you can always need to happen.

Last week we talked about prepping your clothes the night before. This week we talk about prepping your meals the night before.

Doing the simple steps that we lay out in this podcast can help save you time, eat healthier and help you focus on more important things for your day.

It’s a win, win, win situation.

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S2E1 – Be Productive With Your Clothes

What is one thing you can get ready for every day the night before?
Your clothes.
Be Productive With Your Clothes
When it comes to your morning activities, you want to avoid as many setbacks as possible.
You need it to run smoothly as possible, especially with getting two kids ready every morning.
You do not have a lot of wiggle room.
One issue that I never really addressed until recently, was getting my clothes ready the night before.
However, once I started to be intentional with prepping for the next day, I discovered that laying out your clothes (and your kids clothes) out ahead of time significantly helps with starting your morning off right.

Why This Helps

When you take the time to get ready and lay out your clothes the night before, you know that when you wake up the next day, you can just put your clothes on effortlessly.

It also lets you go to bed in peace, knowing that when you wake up you will be ready.

Additionally, you will not find yourself scrambling looking for clothes for yourself or your kids, which can save significant time to focus on the things that you truly need to get done.

Conclusion

Set yourself up for success by setting your clothes out the night before.

S1E4 – Identifying That One Thing To Be More Productive

Do you struggle to achieve all of the goals you set out to accomplish?

Identifying That One Thing To Be More Productive

You are not alone.

If we were all honest, we all experience resistance to achieving the goals that we set for our lives.

Anything that has value to ourselves and others always seems to have this characteristic.

However, there is one thing that you can implement right away to keep you making progress.

It’s identifying your Push goal.

I did not come up with this by myself, but Chalene Johnson did in her book Push.

The idea is to identify the one goal out of all your goals that if you were to accomplish it, it would make all of the other ones easier.

This is something, I have implemented this year and have seen some great results from it already.

I highly recommend you implement this into your own life, however, I want to take it a bit further.

The Next Step

Similarly, think of what you do to be more productive. 

Now, think about what is that one thing that if you were to do it consistently, it would make you extremely productive.

Focus on that.

It will cause you to be more productive in your work, which will help you achieve your Push goal, which will in turn help you achieve all of your goals.

It’s kind of a chain reaction.

  1. Identify and strive to achieve your Push goal.
  2. Identify and implement your primary productivity trick/tool that can help you accomplish that.

Applying this strategy to your life can help you immensely as you work to achieve what you want to accomplish.

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