Productivity tips for solopreneurs
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Last Updated on by Noni May
If you have started a business on your own from home, to start with you will be full of excitement and motivation. If you are not careful though, you can start to stagnate, and your business will suffer if you allow this to happen.
Productivity and knowledge of time-management are important.
If it goes well and you get really busy, the stresses can mean that you lose sight of the passion that prompted you to become a solopreneur, and you can become overwhelmed by the many tasks you need to do.
Set Yourself Goals
Make a list of the goals you want to achieve each day or week. Cross them off the list as you reach one, as every time that list gets smaller you will feel more motivated. Make sure the goals are attainable though, or the opposite will happen and when you don’t reach them you will feel like you have failed.
Gives Tasks a Priority Rating
There will always be some jobs that are more important than others, so as you complete your list of aims, write a priority rating at the side of each one. Then complete the most important jobs first. Too often, people work in a haphazard way, and that can be a waste of time you need to complete everything with the constraints you have.
As well as running your business from home, it could be that you have a full-time job, and the business is more of a sideline. Your hope might be to one day make your living from it, but for the time being, your time is very valuable, and you should not waste one minute of it.
You might be completing some further education, such as nurse practitioner online programs or BSN courses, or whatever else it is that will advance your career. The business could be a way of helping you to finance your new qualifications, and just like in the scenario above, your time will be very valuable.
Our brain love routines as it finds it easy to relate to them. That is why some people appear to have an internal clock because their brain can tell when they should be doing something else, or when they should be eating or sleeping.
Planning routines will put you in the right frame of mind for whatever you have to do. Your brain will know if it should be study time, housework time, children time or whatever other time it should be, and will sometimes make you feel guilty if that time is not happening.
Running any sort of business requires kills of various sorts. As a solopreneur, you may think you will be able to handle them all yourself but just stop and think for a moment. The most important thing should be running the business, so will you really have time to deal with your bookkeeping, your social media, your tax affairs and many of the others things that are part and parcel of being a business owner?
Outsource some of these tasks to freelancers, as you only pay them for the work they do so they are the cheapest option.
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