Entrepreneurs know that running a business is not a piece of cake. The company needs to be as productive as possible for the business to move in the right direction. Rather than going through many months of trial and error, you can always take clues from the productive business entrepreneurs out there. Here are a few tips on how you can boost the productivity of your business.
Reserve Time for High Value Activities
Most entrepreneurs tend to adjust their schedules to fit their duties and responsibilities. You might have noticed yourself getting interrupted by a phone call after working for just five minutes on a project. Most of the businesspeople out there are unable to focus on a single project long enough to offer extraordinary value, which is an important factor for the success of any business. You will need time to think, plan, make and execute the important items and for this, you need to reserve 30 minutes to 2 hours at a stretch to focus on the much important activities.
Pro Tip: Dedicate a block of 2 to 4 hours a day, per week for the maximum priority and value business activities. You can add this to your calendar and consider it like the other important appointments.
Trim the To-Do List
Most entrepreneurs out there handle many responsibilities, at least during the starting phase of their business. However, this is not a great way to scale a company. It’s important for the entrepreneurs to direct their attention to the things that matter the most. Instead of committing to do everything, entrepreneurs should do fewer things and concentrate on the things that are of high value. In addition, they can set up processes and systems to delegate or automate the tasks. This can help prevent getting bogged by things that aren’t as important and do not generate much value.
Pro Tip: As a businessman, you can make a “stop doing” list that can help you identify the things on which you should not waste your time and focus. After making the list, you can decide to delegate them, avoid them, defer to a later date, or set up systems that can prevent these activities from coming up in the future.
Get Good Sleep
The fast pace of our lives makes us think that we need to be hustling round the clock to be successful. For this reason, many entrepreneurs out there are not getting enough sleep to stay at the top of the business. However, getting enough quality sleep is very much important to promote proper brain function. Getting quality sleep can help us stay focused and sharp throughout the day. A good night’s sleep can support brain health in the following ways.
- Help brain to perform faster and accurately.
- Allow brain to easily process and categorize new information.
- Helps body and brain to get rid of harmful toxins that might have accumulated in the body during the day.
- Allow brain to store new memories and make connections boosting creativity.
- Control and regulate hormones affecting body weight and appetite, allowing you to avoid brain fog and stay healthy.
Pro Tip: Most entrepreneurs have issues getting a good night’s sleep due to stress. To counter this, you should create a bedtime routine that is calming and relaxing. You may also make your bedroom much comfortable, and limit screen time before bedtime to have a good quality sleep.
Limit Work Hours
This can sound counter-intuitive; however, you need to find time to get away from the daily hectic schedule and recharge yourself. Otherwise, you won’t be able to come up with new ideas and perspectives for your business. When you have a hard stop at the end of every business day, you will be able to focus your time you spend to make maximum business profit. Moreover, when you leave the work at your office, you will be able to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy life. This can also recharge you to perform better in your office.
Pro Tip: You need to be intentional about your time and for this, you can put a hard stop on weekly work hours. In addition, you can commit to taking a vacation to help you rejuvenate and recharge.