In this article you will learn how to become a more productive entrepreneur. The way you will do this is by getting rid of time killers and distractions.
So what are some of the biggest things that distract entrepreneurs?
Your Mobile Device/Phone. It is with you when you wake up, while you are driving, in meetings, at dinner, and by your bedside at night. The constant notifications from apps and texts can make you loose focus.
Productivity Tip: Be intentional about phone usage. Turn your ringer off and give yourself some time to focus.
Social Media Traps Have you ever fallen into the rabbit hole of YouTube or become so engaged with Instagram that you found yourself there for hours? It happens often.
- Productive entrepreneurs must put time on the calendar for checking/posting social media. Maybe in the evening an hour before bedtime.
- Use the time limit features on the apps to set daily time limits. This will help you realize when you are past your limit.
- Turn off your social media notifications. Only check your social media during your scheduled time.
Multi-Tasking – Some people use multi-tasking as a badge of honor to feel accomplished. That person may feel that the busier they are, the more things they are getting done. The truth is we can work on more than one thing at a time, just not as well.
Productivity Tip: Focus on the completion of tasks rather than getting many tasks done quickly.
What Can You Do to Become a More Productive Entrepreneur?
One of the first things you can do is download our e-book, The Productive Entrepreneur. It contains a lot of tips and tricks that you can use to get more out of your day. Click the image below to download it today.
2. Learn How to Say No
Many people struggle with approval addiction or have a difficult time telling people no. This leads to having more things to put on your schedule than you need or want. T
o start taking back your time, it means having to turn down invitations from people you care about. Sometimes it means turning down meeting requests.
Your time and energy are valuable. If you don’t respect it, then other people will not either. The best thing to do is, to be honest with them. Let me know you are working on an important project and will get back in touch with them later.
3. Leave Time On Your Calendar for You
Too much of a schedule can hinder your ability to complete the most important things to get done for the day. To limit distractions, make sure only essential events are placed on your calendar.
4. Clear Your Space
A great way to declutter your mind is to declutter the space around you. Set up an environment in your office that promotes focus.
5. Practice the Two-Minute Rule
According to Entrepreneur Steve Olenski, completing short tasks right away actually takes less time than having to go back and do it. Here is his two-minute rule. If you see a task that can be done in two minutes or less, just do it immediately.
These are just a few tips that you can use to become more productive. Feel free to share your tips in the comments.