Every entrepreneur can struggle under the weight of their own ability to organize. An entrepreneur needs to be able to spin different plates all at the same time and this can prove to be stressful all in itself. While you can certainly get help to make everything go smoothly, if you aren’t organized this can prove troublesome. But what does every entrepreneur need in order to make sure that they have organization, not just as a skill, but as a significant part of their behavior?
The Right Tools
We live in an age of so many different tools to help us get by that we need to find the right ones for us. This is partly to do with looking at what we struggle with on an individual level. For example, if you don’t have a secretary then having an appointment reminder service can help keep you on the right side of organized. You must remember that there is such a thing as decision fatigue. If you struggle to keep everything organized or you are trying to remember everything this can be a drain on your energies. Having the right tools isn’t a crutch but it’s about keeping everything in one handy place so you don’t have to remember it all.
The Habit Of Double-Checking
You may feel that this is a waste of time, especially when you have tools that can do pretty much everything for you. But when you have a list of things to do for the day, you’ve got to be like Santa on this! Look at what you need to do and not necessarily do it in the order that you listed it. One of the most important things we can all benefit from is working smarter rather than working harder. Look at your energy levels and when they are at their highest- this is when you should accomplish the most difficult tasks. Schedule meetings around certain times of day when you know that your employees working at their best. And when we look at the list and double-check what we have to do this means that we can structure our day much better but also make sure that we can factor in downtime.
A Clear Mind Is A Focused One
When we have so many things to do, we can get stressed. Entrepreneurial stresses are, unfortunately, all too common but if we start to focus on clarity by using the right tools but also structuring our day towards our strengths we don’t waste energy but we also have the opportunity to schedule in downtime so we are able to recharge. Many entrepreneurs feel that they have to be so busy that there’s no time for themselves, but this is a ticking time bomb. If you start to do this you aren’t going to be able to maintain your strength for very long. Take the opportunity to structure in ten minutes a day so you are relaxing or able to block out everything so you can focus on recharging yourself properly. There are entrepreneurs that work flat out for weeks on end and get so exhausted that they need to sleep for almost 24-hours! Understand where your weaknesses lie and you will be able to function better and be more organized.
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