Knowing in advance what you will do each day is more than a “to do” list. Having a plan for your day assures that you accomplish what you need to, to the best of your ability, every day.
Your plan should guide you and motivate you to take the actions necessary for those accomplishments.
When creating your daily plan, preferably the evening before, set the most demanding tasks at the time you will be most productive. For example, if you’re a morning person set aside the time to do your most difficult tasks in the morning.
It’s so important that, as an entrepreneur, you stay on target to accomplish your goals for the day. After all, you’re accountable to no one but yourself. So, hold yourself accountable.
One thing that helps me is sticky notes, and alarms to remind me of times to start something.
For example, I have a sticky on my laptop that says: What are the top 3 income producing activities I can do today?
Then I set an alarm for each.
A white board may work for you. (I also use one of those) Write what you absolutely must do on it and place it where you can see it first thing, and often throughout the day.
A day planner is still very useful. I truly don’t know what I would do without mine! I really enjoy sitting down with a coffee and planning out my week.
The important thing is to find what works for you. Give yourself the same respect for your time and energy that you would give a boss if you had a job.
Take the time to plan…think about it…otherwise you could fall into the “busyness” trap…lively but meaningless activity.
Well, perhaps not meaningless, but most certainly busyness can be unproductive for your business.
“Being busy means doing stuff…Being productive means getting stuff done.” unknown