As an entrepreneur starting your business can be incredibly overwhelming, there is so much to do and it can be hard to sort through everything.
Here are some tips on how to find a balance and get the value out of your time, by becoming more productive.
1. Don’t try to multitask.
a. It has been proven that you accomplish less trying to do perform multiple tasks at once, then you will in focusing on one task specifically for a dedicated amount of time.
2. Disconnect from distractions.
a. When you are working on an important project it may be best to turn off your notifications, phone, and e-mail services so that you can be 100% of your focus into your project and not get constantly bombarded by notification sounds, or visuals and get interrupted from what you need to get done.
3. Take time to analyze what you need to get done.
a. Once you have a list of all the tasks you need to complete, focus on completing the tasks that will bring the most reward. You want to follow the 80/20 routine. For example if you have a list of 10 things you need to, then focus on putting your best into the 2 tasks that will provide the most reward, or accomplish the most. Then reanalyze and do it over again.
4. Find a way to delete, delegate, or automate tasks.
a. There are tons of resources out there for helping you to find ways to automate tasks, whether its e-mail response, marketing, or accounting. You will increase your productivity by using resources like these to either delete the task altogether so its not needed, delegate to some-else who has the time to complete the task, or automate the task being completed (like an auto-responder system).