You’re an entrepreneur, and part of being an entrepreneur is feeling overloaded and occasionally too distracted to get any real work done.
We know how challenging being productive can be. Sometimes it feels like it’s impossible, but the reality is you are in complete control of how much work you can get done. It may require prioritization, delegation or a number of other strategies, which you’ll need to learn if you’re going to see your company thrive.
These strategies are some of the most effective. Play around with it and see what works best for you.
Break down your tasks
Having a big list of small to-dos is better than a small list of gigantic ones. Keeping your list filled with smaller tasks allows you to properly focus on one step at a time. Plus, you’ll feel more accomplished as you cross items off your list and will be less likely to skip over individual components of your tasks.
Multitasking can crush concentration and even creativity. You may thing you’ll be doing a lot in less time, but it’s actually much better use of your time to focus on one thing at a time and finish it. For example, don;t try too keep up with emails while on a writing task. Just writes, and then go through emails.
Delegate what you can
It’s hard to let go of items you think only you can do, especially when you’re invested in their final result. But part of being an entrepreneur means creating a team you can trust to see those same results. Delegate tasks to teams members you know are good at the job, and focus on other pressing issues. This would further aid progress.
Do challenging task first
One trick to accomplishing a lot each work day is doing your most challenging tasks first. When you do this, your mind will be at 100 percent capacity, and you’ll have stronger momentum to tackle your easier work later on. With this, you’ll be using your energy wisely and then, saving time.
Take short breaks
It may seem counterproductive to walk away from something when your goal is to be more productive. But research shows that individuals who take small breaks throughout the day tend to get more done than people who power through lunch breaks or stare at a screen all day. Relax your mind occasionally to get better results.
Which of these strategies would you be implementing to get more productive?