When you are a solo entrepreneur you need to establish self-discipline to get results from your daily effort.
This is a must that you have not to work on your business itself but firstly on your mindset considering your habits to create a solid path to your success.
There are some tricks which may help you to work more efficiently on a daily basis.
Plan each day
Spend about 10 minutes on preparing to each day, preferably the night before and start in the morning checking in with your plan. Prioritise your To-Do List and go ahead with the most important assignments first. Limit your list to 10 items or less so that you don’t feel overwhelmed or end the day with a list of unaccomplished duties.
Prepare not only your To-Do List but also plan for the whole day separating your work from your personal life. Include in your plan goals, tasks, calls and brakes. The latter are important to keep your mind fresh and your body healthy.
Apply The F.A.R. Rules
This principle is important to help you organise your professional and personal life.
F – means file anything which has not to be thrown but needs to be immediately put into a folder immediately (in an electronic or physical form).
A – is a prompt to act on it, if something needs to be handled without delay, like bills or phone calls. When completed file it or recycle.
R – states for recycling anything which is not needed any longer, after you`ve dealt with or the item has no value or is not in use. These can be paperwork, emails but also work tools such as applications or expired data. That way you keep your surroundings free from clutter and distractions.
Make good use of digital tools but not allowing them to interfere with your work but to make it more efficient. There is a range of application for a computer or mobile that will support planning, organizing, managing projects, maintaining the house, and taking care of health.
Summon up each day
Finish your day with a 5-minutes review of your calendar. Check which assignments you can happily tick off, and which ones are still waiting on the list. Because you had prioritised them at the start the most important tasks are more likely to be accomplished accordingly to your goal so at the moment you deserve to take a while to celebrate the outcome for the day. Outstanding tasks on your list may be moved to the next day or even dismiss completely.
Effective organization of professional and personal life is a skill, the acquisition of which takes time and consistency. However, the invested effort will result in a reward in the form of saved hours and days that you will be able to spend on leisure or new activities. Implementing the principles listed here can facilitate this process.
Track your progress
To be successful with the organization skills you need to track and monitor your progress. What’s working and what’s not? Be prepared to make changes and adjustments to how you do things. Keep a track of what works for you and keep on doing it. If something hasn’t been successful then identify what needs to be changed and do it that way the following day. Evaluate your actions regularly and make it a habit: daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly. Spend dedicated time for reflection what have you learnt from the past and brainstorm how to speed your progress.
Keep going and good luck!
Which of these rules have you found the easiest to introduce into your routine and which one is still not fitting into your lifestyle?
Please, comment below.