Have you noticed lately how much using social media to market your business is distracting you from actually getting your work done?

Between LinkedIn groups, Instagram, and Facebook and Snapchat and watching videos, you're in stroll mode. Ugh!!..

Ok. That was a trick question. LinkedIn, Facebook and everything else is NOT distracting you from making money and building your brand. You're distracting YOU from doing that.

I know how it can get when you log into Facebook with all the best intentions to make connections and then you see the video with the cat jumping into the Christmas tree. I digress....

If you've been feeling distracted lately, here are some tips from a 90 day marketing plan I recently put together during a VIP INTENSIVE with a client. These are great ways to prevent distractions when using Facebook and other social media platforms to build your brand into a well-oiled marketing machine.

. Have a social media posting schedule mapped out WEEKLY. This should be part of your 90 day marketing plan that has you working smarter instead of harder. An example I include in most plans is to spend 15 minutes in the 3-4 groups you're most active in and simply lend your expertise to someone by answering a question on a post. You're building your AUTHORITY.

2. Allow the breaks/distraction in between but set a timer. For every 2 hours of productive work, give yourself 20-30 minutes to "play". This applies whether you work a 5 hour day or an 8 hour day. You can easily set yourself up for 5 hour days and use the rest of the time for family and friends.

3. If you need a little more discipline, it's time for TOUGH LOVE. Remove the source of temptation all together. **Download the App called SelfControl. SelfControl is a free app that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start." Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites--even if you restart your computer or delete the application.

If you're still working on putting together your 90 day marketing plan to take you into 2017, I'll work with you to complete one that fully aligns with your goals. The CUSTOMIZED plan we create is not only great for the 90 days, but I also include strategies and ideas for you to automate and leverage so that after the 90 days, you have not only a repeatable plan, but you have AUTOMATION and leverage pieces ready to go.

You can CONTINUE to see BIGGER results with LESS time, less SELLING NEEDED and with less effort!