Everyone is allotted the same 24 hours in a day, but sometimes that never feels like enough time. As a business owner, you are likely faced with what feels like more tasks than time to accomplish them all. Fortunately, many entrepreneurs can relate to this struggle, so there is no lack of expert advice. Today’s blog will cover a few tips on how to be a more productive entrepreneur.
Batch similar tasks
Many times, getting into the proper mindset helps us to get a lot done. The recommendation of Erica Duran, a business-productivity expert, is to group similar tasks together into separate blocks of time. For example, email, writing, and social media can be lumped into the same chunk of time, and workouts and errands can be in another. This way, you don’t lose momentum by switching gears.
Start With Your Most Difficult Task
Even if you don’t complete the most difficult item on your agenda that morning, having started it will make the rest of your list seem like a breeze. Start your day off with a challenge and then celebrate that with the smaller victories that ensue. It’s easier to gauge the time needed for the smaller tasks, so starting with the toughest one helps you to know when to take a break on that one before moving on with everything else.
Motivate Your Employees
There are little things you can do to boost your employees’ morale and satisfaction, which then translates into better work and productivity for your business. The first thing to do is to provide them with the right insurance protection to show that you care about their safety. Recognizing your employees’ achievements through congratulatory emails and letters communicates that you acknowledge their impact on the business and is another way to keep them motivated. Other ideas include offering employee rewards and allowing for flexible schedules.
Believe it or not, breaks are part of being productive! Breaks help us to refocus and restore energy to both our minds and bodies. The breaks don’t have to be very long: even just five or ten minutes is enough to alleviate a little fatigue and increase your productivity. Taking a break will prevent you from feeling run down or burnt out.