The old saying “work smarter not harder” may seem like an easy saying to quote when giving advice, but for entrepreneurs—both established and aspiring this must be a primary rule in your life. Opportunity is everywhere now for self-starters so it is of up-most importance to control Overwhelm and sanity.
I recently read an article from an author named Amanda Golman – Petri who really laid
it out precisely in terms of how I have learned to establish my own priorities in order
to simply get shit done.
see what would stick”.
I knew I had to structure my focus and my main priorities and then break those down
into daily tasks. I had to figure out the right way to accomplish this.
Today, I have a bit more of a system and a more comfortable means of getting
things done where at the end of the day I can say things like, “ok I made an extra affiliate sale
online, I added a potential customer to my business, and I added onto my blog the things
I wanted added..” This is just an example.
With that being said,
Here are 3 crucial rules that you must implement to maximize your time, therefore your profits. Find out your best pace in which to work and get things accomplished.
When setting priorities you always need to choose quality over quantity. Combining these rules will create your ideal environment in which you can thrive. Now first, you need to understand each of these individually.
Work at a pace that works best for you.
That to-do list may get shorter for a period of time, but as long as business is good, it’s going to continue to have added tasks. Although a blessing, it can also be very challenging.
The key is to break your to-do list down into smaller tasks at a pace in which you are most
comfortable because it’s much easier to get it done right the first time. Moving at a pace that is too fast for you will cause crucial mistakes and even poor decisions… and on the flip side, moving too slowly may mean that you’re not utilizing your time effectively enough and may be losing out on profits.
Moving too fast can cause you to miss things or fumble over what should be a simple task. Moving too slowly can mean you’re not maximizing your time and therefore losing out on profits.
The best way to deal with this is find your comfort zone. You may move a little faster at the tasks you are more confident in while taking a little more time on those tasks that require
extra attention to detail.
What’s most important is that you are comfortable in the things that you accomplished from
your to-do list. Set reasonable daily goals and ones that will satisfy you at the end of the day. This will allow you to breathe a little easier and kill any sense of overwhelm. You will always move forward this way which is progress.
Always keep in mind: Priority is your number one focus.
It’s great to be knocking things off your to-do list but are you doing
all the necessary things that are working towards your main priority?
The best way to ensure you are doing this is to really break down your list
and jot tasks down that are most important strict guidelines then you’ll be most productive.
The allocate a set amount of time for each priority. This will keep you on pace and will give your most important tasks the time they deserve to accomplish your main priority.
Always maintain flexibility: Some priorities or more flexible than others in that as you work through the tasks you may see that you need to modify your to-do lists in order to accomplish what it is for that given day.
Choose Quality Over Quantity.
Overwhelm is a very uncomfortable feeling. If you can highlight those few things that will lead to maximum impact for the day rather than trying to cram a whole bunch of tasks together
you will actually achieve a much higher quality of output.
By setting the proper pace and by ranking priorities, you can now look at that to-do list with a more critical perspective to see which individual tasks you can complete to be most conducive to a successful day. You can then focus on those leading to a much more productive and satisfying day.
If you can simply follow those guidelines, you can accomplish all of the priorities for your
business with overwhelm and burnout.
Give all those goals the attention they deserve while also giving yourself the respect you deserve. Follow these three rules to maximize your time and maximizing your businesses success and you will be a much happier, healthier entrepreneur.