Being your own boss and running your own business is the dream for many people, but it is not always easy. Trying to make it as a small business owner can be a road that is filled with many hurdles. Trying to make sure that you find enough time each day to get done what is most important can often be impossible. This means that you need to know how to get and stay organized as a small business owner. Here are the key takeaways from this infographic.
1) The Early Morning 5
It is important that you know exactly what needs to be accomplished each and every day. This is the only way that you can be sure that you actually stay on task. This means that you should set aside 5 to 10 minutes each day in the morning where you just go over what you need to get done that day. This will help to keep you on task and will ensure that you know what you need to focus on for that day. You need to have a guide that you follow and setting this time to get on track is essential.
2) New List
It is also a good idea to get in the habit of making a new to do list each day. This will help you to know how much you are actually getting accomplished and will also allow you to review the things that you need to begin. Making a fresh to do list is always a good start to your day as a small business owner.
3) Check In
You also need to make sure that you are making yourself accountable each day. When you work for yourself it can sometimes be difficult to stay on task and get a lot accomplished, but you need to make sure that you set aside specific times each day that you check in and see exactly what you have gotten done. This will help you to stay motivated and to know for sure if you are being as productive as you need to be for the day. this is one of the only ways that you can hold yourself accountable as a small business owner.
4) Plan for Chaos
The thing about being a small business owner is that you know you will be dealing with interruptions and distractions, so you need to make sure that you plan and are prepared for them.