Productivity 101 - Tricks For Entrepreneurs And Business Owners In 2021 by Mabel Abbott
Productivity 101 - Tricks For Entrepreneurs And Business Owners In 2021
If you consider yourself an entrepreneur, I think it’s safe to say that you’re a different kind of person.
Entrepreneurs are often idealistic, strong-willed, and well-disciplined individuals, the kind of people who simply won’t take no for an answer and that will persevere with every last ounce of energy they have left.
And it’s also safe to say that those ideals, that discipline, and all that drive can truly provide you with some of the most rewarding experiences imaginable, like being your boss, setting your work schedule, and being seen as a leader among your peers.
However, for every high experienced by an entrepreneur throughout their career, there are just as many lows, days where you’ll question everything you’re doing, and sometimes even entire weeks where you’ll want nothing more than to go back to being an employee.
And if you’ve ever been there, you know it can sometimes be hard to pull yourself out of those slumps and get your career back on the right path.
So, for any entrepreneurs or business owners out there that need a bit of help getting motivated to be productive, try these simple tricks!
Don’t Forget Your Lists
Ask any professional, and they’ll often tell you that lists rule their lives.
Entrepreneurs will often have lists of tasks that need to get done, lists of clients they need to message and reply to, lists of meetings throughout the week, etc.
But lists aren’t just about writing down what you’ve got to do so you won’t forget.
Writing a list is also a great way to help your brain prioritize the tasks at hand based on their importance.
In turn, knowing which tasks need to get done ASAP and which ones can be left until tomorrow prevents you from becoming overwhelmed, which is one of the main reasons people lose their motivation to get things done.
We recommend that before the end of each workday or before going to bed at night, write a quick list of everything you’ll need to do tomorrow. Even if you don’t think you’ll forget, writing it down will simply give you that sense of accomplishment when you do get it done and can finally cross it off the list.
Talk About Your Passions
There’s no doubt that you’re passionate about what you do.
So whenever you feel yourself slowing down and losing motivation, it can sometimes help to dive back into the things that excite you about your business.
No matter what type of business you own, you should always work toward building a community of like-minded people around you, be it on social media or in person. Network with other business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, and professionals.
Get busy sharing your business cards and contact information with the people you’ll meet, and it’ll often re-ignite those passions that you once had.
Design custom business cards, logos, and more with BusinessCards, and then get busy talking about your business, sharing helpful information, and remembering why you wanted to be a business owner in the first place!
If you’re an entrepreneur in today’s world, there’s a good chance you spend a considerable amount of time sitting in front of a computer at a desk.
While it’s often nice to get off your feet, that lack of activity can be detrimental to not only your productivity and motivation levels but also your health and well-being.
Thankfully, it’s not all that hard to reverse the effects of sitting at your computer all day!
Experts from the American College of Sports Medicine recommend getting a minimum of 10 minutes of exercise per day.
However, business owners, especially those who work from a computer, should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise five days per week.
This ensures not only that your body will be in peak physical shape, but your mind will be sharper too!