Business owners have unending lists of things to do to ensure that their company runs efficiently. Some tasks can be easily managed and accomplished, while some can be downright overwhelming and takes forever to get done. These projects can go from day to day, month to month and even year to year. And since you feel stuck, you feel bad and this affects your motivation to accomplish your other tasks.
Here are some ways to improve productivity and help you get through your long list of to-dos.
You can’t say yes to everything – that’s not really necessary. Check where you’re usually stuck and where most of your time gets wasted. Go for projects that serve you best and concentrate on working to accomplish those tasks. Say yes only to those which are related to your tasking and your real job. You can help others with their tasks once you’ve eliminated time consuming tasks open yourself to more productive hours in your day.
Go for Efficiency
Sometimes, to lessen your expenditures, you tend to take on every aspect of the business – from marketing to general paperwork. This doesn’t only eat up your time, it also causes you to miss out other important details in growing your business. Why not free up an hour to from the mundane tasks and have somebody you can pay by the hour to work at your bookkeeping or paperwork. Leave the non-money processes of your business to someone who can work efficiently on it and focus your time into making more money.
Limit travel time and try consolidating your activities by area to manage your time well. Schedule your appointments and assignments back-to-back in the same location or the same subject. If you have plenty of appointments lined up, it is okay to ask people to come by if you are in the same area. Fill one day or two to work and finish all you need to accomplish in that specific area so that you have ample time to move about.
Most of us have the tendency to be sucked up in a black hole caused by social media and the internet. You log on to check your facebook or twitter for a while and you’ve suddenly lost half of day without accomplishing anything! It’s okay to check on your social media page but be sure to schedule it in your day. Limit the amount of time you spend online and check out software or application that you can use so you don’t need to log in as much.
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Modified by Rossel