3 Things NOT To Do If You Want to Be Efficient in Business
Entrepreneurs are obsessed with time management, and for good reason: they're completely responsible for their own successes and failures. If you're an entrepreneur without good productivity, you're not going get very far. Lots of articles give tips on what TO do in the arena of time management, but for today, let's focus on three things that you should NEVER do if you're self-employed.
1. Make "daily" to-do lists. Do you have a list for Monday? Bad idea. You're never going to get everything on the list done. You're going to deflate yourself and feel like a bum. Instead, try setting up your lists using the short guide at the end of this article.
2. Keep your email browser open. What are you actually DOING when you're sending emails? Nothing. You're not writing code, you're not producing content for your readers, and you're not building anything meaningful. When you die, you won't be remembered by the emails you sent. Close your damn browser and get to work. Email is not working, and if you think it is, ask yourself this: "if I emailed all day every day for the next year, what would I actually accomplish?"
3. Multi-task. Entrepreneurs looooove the idea that they can multi-task. The problem? They can't. No one can. If you think you're multitasking, you're actually just toggling back and forth between single activities, which kills your focus and your productivity and slows you down. Yeah, it can alleviate boredom, but you're not being efficient. Close your multiple browsers, your email clients, etc. etc., and work on ONE thing at a time. Trying to kill two birds with one stone isn't killing the birds any faster - it's just killing your output rate.Continued on the next page