When it comes to being an entrepreneur, it can be tough. You are your own boss, which means that you are in charge of your productivity. There will be no one standing behind you striking the cattle prod on the anvil and you will be responsible for how much gets down day in and day out. If you work on your own, it can be hard to keep yourself focused, especially day after day. Below, we will go over some helpful tips and tricks to keep you productive and focused on your goals.
Check Your Emails and Voicemails at a Set Time
When it comes down to it, what do you spend most of your day doing? If you are like anyone else, you sit there and constantly refresh your email, check your phone for messages, and update your social media content. Stopping and doing this multiple times an hour stops you from being productive and it turns off your thinking cap. If you want to remain productive, you should set a time to check your emails, phone, and social media. For instance, you can say every two hours you will check it and only check it ONCE. Do not keep refreshing. If you missed something, you will catch it on your next two-hour check.
Make a Purpose for Each Day
If you make a purpose for each day, you will have something to work toward. You will know how productive you need to be to meet that goal or purpose and it will motivate you. You can even set a weekly purpose and then reward yourself once you reach those goals at the end of the week. You will feel satisfied at the end of each day when you see the progress you have made.
Make a Priority List
Another thing you should do is make a priority list and then list the things you need to do by their importance. You can also assign an hour to each one. So, for example, if you know you need to organize files and it takes two hours, you can do that from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and then work on the next thing on your list from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and so on.
Do you know how much time you lose during your day searching for the things you need? A lot. It is important that you are not spending valuable time every hour sorting through things. You need to stay organized and keep everything in order so everything is easy to find and you can rely less on searching through the clutter.
If you follow the tips above, you can easily stay more productive throughout the day. You do not want to spend all of your time at work busy doing everything but work. If you find that you still have trouble being productive, consider hiring someone to take care of the small tasks for you so that you are not stuck doing them on your own.