Want to Kick Start Your Productivity?
This can sometimes be a tough subject for entrepreneurs because we want to be able to take care of everything on our own but may not always have the tools (or time) to do so. Increasing productivity means you will finally be able to put all your energy on what is most important – growing your business. And of course, being able to find that happy place of work/life balance in the process. Summer is now in full gear! It’s a perfect opportunity to evaluate your business systems and tools to determine what is or isn’t working for you. This will help pave a path for new strategies and assist your business growth. The same way as watering your garden and watching it thrive as everything blooms.
Here are a couple of great tips to help you get started:
1. Keep a log of all your daily activities for at least a week or two.
I like to use the Evernote app as well as my trusty motivation journal. But you can use any app or even just good old-fashioned paper and pen on fun coloured paper. Creating this log will show you how you’re spending your time so you are able to prioritize tasks by organizing them into order of importance. This will free up much more of your time.
2. Determine which tasks you are able to delegate, automate or perhaps even eliminate.
One of the best suggestions I can make would be to start with the small stuff and chisel your way through to the bigger tasks. This will make you feel more accomplished and motivate and inspire you to get working on the bigger tasks on your to-do list. When we get talking about delegation, you may have heard that it is one of the best ways to free up time but in my opinion, automation might just be a better option. By achieving more automation, you will be able to reduce repetition, therefore increasing productivity. You choose which path is “the best” – but if it’s not working – change it!
3. Use all this new information and dive right in!
Last but not least … utilize the information you just gained. Figure out what works and what doesn’t as well as what areas require more attention than others. Do your homework. Ask other for advice if you’re unsure or want a second (maybe even third) opinion. And try new tools/apps. With becoming a bit more clutter-free you’ll be able to get clear on what tasks could sue some improvement and dive right in.
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