Efficiency is the name of the game at Agents of Efficiency (obviously) so we’re making it even more efficient for you to improve your business. Every week, we sort through all the boring stuff to bring you the best tips from the wide world of the web. For this week’s #2tips4tues, we’ll list two time management mistakes and how to avoid them.
Not Setting Goals
While it may initially seem unrelated, not setting goals will have you chasing any old task just to feel productive. You might end each day feeling exhausted, but somehow you have nothing to show for it. This is why goal-setting is crucial for avoiding unnecessary, draining tasks. Whether it’s small daily goals or larger long-term goals, you should have some idea of where you are going in your business – and why. Try this goal setting worksheet to learn how to incorporate this planning process into your life.
Choosing the Wrong Time of Day
The upside to being an entrepreneur is the freedom to schedule your own day. However, you need practice in order to master this skill – especially if you’re new to entrepreneurship. Learnvest recommends maximizing your effectiveness early in the morning:
“If you’re like most people, early afternoon isn’t your most effective time to work—and there’s a scientific reason for it. This lull in productivity is actually dictated by your body’s natural circadian clock, which syncs your biology and behavior to light signals in your environment. Conflicted about whether it’s time to let the new hire go? Worried about reporting a colleague’s bad decision? Make ethical judgments like these in the morning.”