Sometimes you wonder how people can get many things done in a day where you can only finished a thing or two. It is common to feel envy when you look at those who can fit in their day so easily. Being more productive is surely a challenge especially when running a business.
You need a goal to achieve but you feel like the time doesn’t provide you enough. Or is it you that lack of time management so your day is less productive than others? It is not something you cannot fix. You still have chance to be more productive running your business.
Make your day more productive when running a business
Productivity is not only about how many tasks you can finish in a day but also about the quality of the work as well as the goal you can achieve. Productivity is important element for running a business. It affects the performance of your business.
1. Prioritize the task
This may sound simple but many business owners still don’t have a clue how to prioritize their tasks. Sorting out which tasks that should be prioritized is important so you can bring more positive results. It is better to finish a major task that affect the main objective of your business rather than handling multiple minor task which minor influence to your business. Choose a task that needs your hand with high level of urgency to finish first.
2. Focus more on doing things you most need to improve
There must be some aspects you know best which make you feel safe in your comfort zone because you have expertise on it. However, you need to practice other things that can expand and improve your expertise. This is how you take a step forward and not stay at the same place. This how you can be more productive because you try to improve. When you can step up your game, you have more opportunities to grow. You will also get better in handling your business.
3. Find out your waste hours and turn it into productive hours
There must be times when you spend hours scrolling your social media accounts or replying chats with friends. Or, you are used to spending hours for sleeping and lazing around. You can change this habit and turn your wasted hours to productive hours. Use your wasted time such as waiting in line to check email, read financial report, or plan out your work for next day.
4. You can also set the deadline yourself
Set the amount of time you need accomplish a task. This will make you more focus on your task and won’t easily get distracted because your time limit is specified. You can set your own timer and turn off your phone or anything that can distract your work. For example, you set 30 minute to finish your financial report without any distraction. Working in short time with focused burst is more productive than spending hours without accomplishing anything.