Ever get to 3 p.m. only to realize that you haven’t crossed off a single thing on your to-do list? Welcome to the life of a small business owner.
It’s common to feel like you’re playing defense. How can you switch things around to play offense? Try these five simple but effective ways to manage your time and make some forward progress for your business:
1. Fuel your passion early and often.
You probably started your business with a passion for your craft. But the very business of running a business can get in the way.
Bring the skip back into your step every day by reminding yourself first thing why you started your business. It will make getting through the to-do list easier.
2. Begin each day with a to-do list.
I used to love writing my to-do list each day before I left the office. It was my attempt to leave the office before I went home. I would schedule the most important items in my online calendar so I would complete them first.