Are you struggling with productivity? Do you ever wish you had more time to get stuff done? Maybe you find yourself spinning your wheels, but never really making much progress? Whether you’re overloaded with a to-do list of tasks, or trying to create more free time for your side hustle – know you are not alone!
Being an entrepreneur is hard. Between keeping up with social media, responding to client inquiries, and actually working with clients – it can be hard to maintain a clear focus. With a few simple hacks, you can master productivity and get more stuff done in less time.
1. Start Small
You don’t need to change your life overnight. All too often we adopt an “all or nothing” mentality, when in fact this will likely prevent us from accomplishing what we’ve set out to do. It may seem counter-intuitive, but to successfully improve your productivity, you need to start small.
Start with simple 2-5 minute tasks you can do to improve productivity:
- to-do lists
- laying your clothes out the night before
- meal prepping
- task batching
- social media post planning
2. Make a List
Create a list (or lists) of all the things you need to get done. This could be for the month, for the week, or for the day. Keep in mind what your end goal is – what do you need to do, in order to get there? This will help to paint a clear picture for you to focus on when it comes to your day to day life.
If you have a launch coming up think about all the things that will need to be done in order for it to be successful, and then… WRITE THEM DOWN!
3. Prioritize Tasks
This goes hand in hand with making a list! In fact, after purging out everything you need to get done, your list may be 100 items long… that’s okay! Each day, your goal should be to accomplish 3-5 things. If you try to get too much done, quality suffers. So, prioritize your needs and focus on what’s most important.
Set aside time each day to sit down and ask yourself, “What NEEDS to get done today?” – start from there. As long as the meaningful work is getting done, the rest can follow later.
4. Learn to Say No
It’s okay to say no to things that aren’t in the best interest of your time. If you are presented with an opportunity that will contribute to your growth, development, or transformation by all means, say yes. However, when something arises that does not fulfill one of these needs… learn to let it pass you by!
Remember, you are trying to grow a business here. You don’t need to always be looking out for everyone else. Choose YOU first, and the right people will understand.
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