When you run a business, you wear a lot of different hats. You’re in charge of the day-to-day operations, the long-term strategies and everything in between. With so many things on your plate, getting everything done may seem daunting, but with the right strategies, you can tackle every task on your to-do list.
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur (or successful at anything) you have to know how to get stuff done.
Here are a few tips to increase productivity:
10. Avoid distractions.
It is very easy to get distracted by side events, especially when you are your own boss. That tempting urge to go on Facebook or other social media, or to make some unnecessary calls for just no reason at all – is quite common to entrepreneurs. This makes you to lose valuable work time. It is imperative to find out ways to block these sites off your computer and off your mind, at least for the period designated as your work time. You should also condition your mind accordingly.
11.Don’t let email consume your time.
When running a business, you can receive thousands of emails a day from clients and employees combined. In order to make sure you stay on top of your to-do list and really get things done, set a time apart for that. Only read your emails at certain hours in the day, and in time blocks. That way, you increase your productivity level.
12. Immediately tackle simple tasks as they come in.
If an email or task comes across your desk that you can knock out in less than five minutes, do it right away. If you put it to the back of the line or spend time scheduling the task for later it will end up taking you longer than five minutes in the long run.