Do you have an endless pile of earrings? Learn to work smarter and not to invest more time. Here are six ways to reduce workload and minimize stress.
Let’s make it clear: being a successful entrepreneur requires a lot of hard work. From learning new tasks to managing employees and planning future growth, there is not much time available to make mistakes. It is important to emphasize that entrepreneurs must learn to work smarter, not longer.
Here are six tips to reduce your workload and better serve your earrings:
1. Define precisely what your priorities are.
There will always be more work than the time you have to complete it. It is practically impossible that you finish it. Accept it. The tasks that are both urgent and important are the ones that should be at the top of the to-do list. Keep in mind that pressure work commonly prioritizes essential tasks. This should not happen. Make sure you focus on both topics.
2. Limit the time you spend on homework.
The law of reduced returns dictates that doing a task in an hour can be a good investment, but using five hours doing the same can be a waste of time. Make sure you meet specific jobs in limited amounts of time.
We have a colleague who uses only one hour of social networking every day to promote their business. The reason? Generally, networking is a big time consumer, so you want to prevent this from happening.
3. Avoid perfectionism.
We are not suggesting that mediocrity is acceptable. However, continuing to work on something long after the increased effort failed to deliver value is not beneficial. In the long run, this absorbs all your time, away from doing other tasks that create value. Keep in mind: the great work is what we do for our customers. Perfectionism is what we do for ourselves.
4. Exercise discipline.
As an entrepreneur, you can not afford to spend time on things you enjoy at the expense of critical tasks. Make sure you stay focused on the business while you are in the office.
5. Outsource the delegate.
Depending on your skills, many tasks should be delegated or outsourced. For example, if our computer is causing problems and no longer works correctly, it is better to call a technician than try to fix it yourself. He can do it in 30 minutes while you could take up to three days; wasted time that you could use to generate profits.
6. Apply speed. If you are the only employee in your company for years, this will not work.
You will need to use all other tips to find sustainable peace. However, you can apply speed to your daily work for a short period (let’s say a few months), working at a sustainable pace that will help your business gain traction. This can be successful if you allow your business to generate enough profits so that you can hire employees. Then you can delegate work to others and return to a slower pace.
Starting and running a successful business takes a lot of work, but if you follow these steps, you will manage it better.