Entrepreneurship has taken a steady rise. But what is it about self-employment that has brought the number of people seeking to be their own boss to 8,751,000 since 2014?
Being your own boss is a plus for diving into self-employment. But if you’re already there, you might be finding it difficult to manage your time. If that’s the case, take a look at these stellar time management solutions.
Calendars are Your Friend
If you don’t plan out every hour of your day ahead of time, you won’t be very efficient, and your time will not be well managed.
By writing down the things you need to carry out in a day, all the way down to the smallest of details, you are effectively planning a well-timed day.
Using a calendar, whichever method you desire, will ensure you are keeping track of past, present, and future events and significant dates. This also means any tweets, emails, and press releases you know need to be sent out.
Time Management Solutions with Technology
We have thousands of useful apps and tools at our fingertips, but sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly which ones are going to give us exactly what we need. Especially when we’re wary of having too many apps to switch between for each function.
If you need an application that will enable you to communicate with your team members, Slack is a good possibility. Via Slack, you can share files and messages with everyone in the group, and it’s all in one place.
If what you’re looking for something to provide focus and boost concentration during working hours, try applications that offer a technique called Pomodoro. The Pomodoro technique means that you choose one task, set a timer, and focus solely on that task until an alarm tells you to move on.
Prioritize Your List
It’s easy to get bogged down by the entire to-do list.
But it’s important to prioritize the projects from most important to least important. This way, you’re sure to get to the higher-level tasks before you or your team members become overwhelmed or the day comes to a close.
If this happens, keep in mind that it’s okay to prioritize your rest, as well. Efficiency cannot happen if you’re too exhausted to function.
Procrastination happens to the best of us.
If you tend to put things off until the last minute, create a deadline for yourself. Put it on the calendar or ask a colleague to create one for you. A sense of urgency can help jump-start motivation and cut procrastinating tendencies.
Don’t forget to reward yourself, and those you work with, for hard work.
If you give yourself plenty to look forward to, your mind will keep working hard. Studies have shown that reward systems have a way of motivating people to do just a little more than they’ve been asked.
The reward doesn’t have to be big; people just like to be appreciated.
Entrepreneurship and More
Leaving the hustle and bustle of the eight-to-five is a huge step and if you took it, welcome to the open skies of self-employment. Navigating the world of self-made deadlines can be tricky at first, but that’s why I’m here.