Spring your Business/LIFE Forward….3 things you can do today.
1) Have a 15 minute planning session every day.
Depending on your business, this may be a short managers meeting or a private meeting with yourself. The goal is to create a targeted, concise and prioritized “What Matters Most” list for the day. It will create a laser focus for the important tasks at hand that day. Staring at a list with more “To-Do” items on it than is humanly possible to complete is emotionally draining.
2) Delegate away 2 things you’re currently doing.
Make a list of the top 10 things that steal time from you on an average week. Which two could you most easily delegate to someone else (in house or outsourced) allowing that business function to be executed properly without you doing it. This may take some training, but the reward is well worth the effort.
3) Check your Email, text, social media, and Voicemail on a set schedule.
Schedule specific times of the day to check your email and check in. If you absolutely must have your email open, turn off the notifications so you aren’t getting interrupted every few minutes with an audio sound. A recent study found it takes up to 20 minutes for someone to refocus after being interrupted. In this world of instant messaging, tweets and updates, it’s a wonder anyone can concentrate!
from Chris Stienledge, a business coach based in Kansas City