Are you own your way to becoming an entrepreneur? Or you probably already one. According to a survey made by Forbes, 50% of questioned people want to be entrepreneurs but only 4% actually are.
In our 21st century, being seems to be the dream job. I can agree with that, we can choose when, where and whom to work. We can transform a passion into a profitable business.
But on the other side, we can easily be disappointed by how really is the entrepreneur’s “dream” life.
Here are 3 tips that you can turn into a daily routine to feel that your startup is a booming business.
1. Stay Organized
It seems to be the dumbest advice you ever read -even on my blog- but it’s probably the best you can do for yourself and your business. You are in charge of your daily life and also of your success. Nobody will do the job done for you.
And don’t let anyone steal your time. If it’s not planned, it’s not happening. Some people are professional to that, they come to you without any appointment or any phone call and they force you to waste some time cause they have decided it’s like that. Don’t let that happen!
As I have explained before, you need to create a special productivity-oriented To-Do List. Of course, have a productivity To-Do List doesn’t make all. You have to get a planner aswell. I used both Google Calendar and 10X Daily Planner. This planner is both a traditional planner but also as a journal. You have 2 pages, one dedicated for planning itself and the other to write your daily goals, your Quote of the day and at the end of the day your target (aka what you achieved).
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo DaVinci
2. Stay Focused
It today’s world it’s so easy to be distracted. We have social media when isn’t used for promoting yourself (or your brand) can be a giant time waster. We have also YouTube, NetFlix or Prime Video who can waste hours when it’s for watching the latest show.
In a study at the University of California, Irvine found that interruptions that cause you to lose focus will result in stress and pressure. According to the report, it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to a task after a distraction.
Delegate tasks that don’t produce income for you and your business. You don’t like to hang up the phone and be yelling for 30 minutes because one of your clients was charged twice? Hire someone for that. You do not like mowing the lawn? Pay someone to do it for you.
Let unnecessary tasks to someone else, you have to focus on your business.
3. Keep close from your customers and prospects
In The Miracle Morning for Network Marketers, co-author Pat Petrini explain the importance to keep contact with everyone even people that said NO to you (multiple time).
With all social media tools that we have today, it’s much easier than it has never been before.
Build an audience is something, stay close to every people and that audience becomes a community.