You feel you have a list of insurmountable things to do in your business. And just when you get a few things off your plate, you need to add more.
The result is a never-ending list and that missing feeling of accomplishment.
And that stinks.
That’s why you need to start making changes in the way you do things so you can work ON your business instead of IN it.
Step #1 Make a List
If you haven’t created a habit of making a daily, weekly, and monthly “to do” list it’s time to embrace the habit. This system of organization helps you track everything you need to accomplish. It ensures you stay productive and efficient. And let’s face it, it’s much better than starting your day with a head scratch as you try to figure out what you need to focus on first.
Step #2 Prioritize
Now, taking a look at that list you made for your daily, weekly, and monthly tasks, rank them in order of priority. What are the most important tasks for your business? What tasks can you, and only you, do? What tasks will help you grow your business, make money, and thrive?
Step #3 Eliminate
Now this may sound dramatic but it’s important. Chances are items on your task list that just don’t belong there. Either they can be:
- Accomplished by someone else – Outsource or delegate tasks that take too much time, don’t fit into your schedule, and don’t directly affect your income. (And that’s where having interns come in. They will volunteer (free help!) their time to learn skills you don’t want to do!
- Automated – Embrace technology! There are so many tasks that can be automated. For example, bill paying. You can automate your bill paying and save yourself hours each month.
- Delayed – How many of the tasks on your list really need to be done right now? For example, you might have errands and chores on that list. Chances are they can be saved for the evening hours or for the weekend. Or you might be able to buddy up with someone and swap errands. They go to the office supply store and buy items for the both of you and you head to the post office and handle the shipping for the both of you.
- Flat out eliminated – How many tasks on your list can simply be eliminated? Chances are there are at least a few. If you struggle with this, try letting go of one task. Just get rid of it and see what happens.
Finally, as you take a look at your shorter daily task list it’s important to keep the items in order of priority. Focus on the most important, and profitable, tasks first. Then focus on the lesser tasks once you’re finished. You’ll find that your days are much more productive. You’ll finally get to enjoy the feeling of throwing away that daily task list with a sense of satisfaction.
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