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:
4. Follow an hourly schedule.
It is advisable to have a plan for how you are going to spend your hours. You could also treat all your scheduled tasks like a doctor’s appointment. People tend to tackle tasks first that they think are the quickest, and put off the big, important ones, leaving less time for the stuff that really matters. With an hourly schedule, you increase productivity.
5. Tackle your least desirable tasks first.
Every now and then you are going to have tasks on your to-do list that are completely undesirable. They have to get done, so get them out of the way first. If you put them off they will continue to be on your mind, dragging down your overall productivity. Hence tackle the undesirable tasks first so they do not affect your overall productivity level for the day.
6. Divide your day into blocks.
With so much going on in your business, it’s very easy to get distracted with multi-tasking. Studies have shown that working in focused batches where you focus on one thing at a time has significantly increased my productivity.
Start out your week by planning out everything that you would like to get done for the week. Then divide your tasks into 15-minute time blocks which allows you to set realistic deadlines and not waste time.