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3 Simple Steps to Get Things Done

It is difficult to get everything on your schedule done without missing a deadline or forgetting something really important. How you can manage to get things done and never again feel the frustration of being a busy entrepreneur? Here you can find three very useful and simple steps that will help you manage everything on your schedule in the most effective way.

Plan

Create an effective plan not just for the day, but for the whole week ahead. Include in your schedule everything that needs to be done, then eliminate the things that are not that important and that have to be delegated to someone else. You will be surprised from the fact that you will find included in your schedule things that really don’t need to be done. Prioritising is what will help you organise your schedule in the most effective way. Once you manage to organise the really important things, put the most difficult ones in the mornings, break these tasks into small parts and start working fully concentrated on each of them.

Embrace the right attitude

Work smart, not hard. Well, in entrepreneurship this might not be that useful advice, but you get the point, right? Embrace the right mindset in order to accept the challenges of the work and once again feel the motivation. Remind yourself that all the hard work will eventually pay off, that this is what you really want to do and all the small tasks that can be so annoying are actually part of a bigger goal.

Take breaks

Don’t gallop through your schedule like this is the only thing that can keep you satisfied and successful. Take your time to relax between tasks, to engage with your employees, to take a walk outside or have a healthy lunch with another fellow entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is not only about getting things done, it is about getting things done effectively without losing your spirits, your motivation and the focus on the real reason why you’ve started your venture.

Don’t fall into the “busy schedule” trap and stay true to your startup vision, learn how to prioritise and how to avoid procrastination, and you will never again feel the pressure of getting things done.

─ April 21, 2015