Whether you are a business owner or an entrepreneur, productivity is key for your success.
What is that one thing every business owner or entrepreneur wants? The simple answer: Success!
But it doesn’t come easy.
A high productivity rate is essential for every entrepreneur – not only in order to run a successful business, but also to achieve that infamous work-life-balance that everyone seems to be talking about.
In order for your business to grow, you have to put in the long hours – sacrificing the simple pleasures you have in life, like sleeping in until 8am, or eating 5 meals a day.
Or do you…?
If you can master the art of ‘productivity’, your chances of living a healthy work-life balance are higher. Increase your productivity with these 4 productivity tips for busy entrepreneurs.
Planning is the Key
List your tasks, organize them in order of priority and set deadlines. These lists will give you a structure, and a plan to stick to.
This will include business tasks, as well as personal tasks – this way, you have a written agenda of what goals to tackle for the day, sparking that competitive drive you have within you.
Luckily, nowadays you can carry your to-do list basically anywhere. Make sure you go for an easy-to-use option that lets you share tasks with other people – even if they don’t have an account.
Tools like Google Cal can help you track your work in one place and get peace of mind that things will get done on time.
“Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.” – Adam Hochschild
In order to fully concentrate, you will need to work on eliminating those pesky distractions. We are all distracted from our daily tasks several times per day: negative people, social media, smartphone notifications, and noise are just a few examples.
Concentrate on fully completing each task, then move onto the next one. Multitasking sounds like a good idea when it comes to being productive, where in reality it is a productivity killer.
If you are someone who gets hooked on Facebook, online shopping or watching cat videos on youtube, check out these 7 best apps to help you focus and block distractions.
When working on a complex task or when you feel that you have too much to do, it is easy to convince yourself that you do not have the time to take breaks. Where in reality, taking regular breaks can help you refresh your focus and get more done.
For some people, this could be some physical activity or eating a healthy snack. For others, it could be meditating or socializing (but NOT on social media). So the next time you feel unproductive, stop what you’re doing and think about recharging yourself!
Additionally you should provide enough space for yourself outside of your workplace to unwind and thus prevent burnouts and excessive stress for long periods of time. In other words, don’t bring your work home with you.
If you didn’t get everything on your list done, chances are you had too much on your list in the first place.
The most important tip of all: learn to delegate tasks that you can easily hand over to someone else to complete. This way, you are opening up more of your time to put towards the more important tasks.
If you want to bring your business to new heights, don’t expect to do it alone and within 24hr days. It’s simple human nature that we produce better results, in less time when we work on tasks that we enjoy and are familiar with.
So hand over those little things, to open up your time for the big things. We recommend using the Asana tool for small related tasks, and Modern Concierge for the bigger responsibilities.
At Modern Concierge we are here to help your business grow, and a business can’t grow without a productive leader. We offer you support through scheduling, organizing and executing a variety of services aimed to make your life easier.
Whether it be professional tasks within your business, or help with making your free time stress-free – we will take care of it.