TIP #1-Sharpen Your Saw
When you sharpen a saw you can cut through material much easier than before. If you are in business you must constantly educate and re-educate yourself to get ahead. The sharper your skills and the better understanding you have of your employees, company growth becomes less taxing. Knowing your employees and what they are capable of ensures the company of being able to overcome many obstacles that may crop up with employee relations.
According to Stephen Covey, learning, reading, writing, and teaching (mentoring) spending time in nature, enriching yourself through meditation, music, art, prayer, or service can be very enlightening and ultimately renewing.
TIP #2-Yes, You Do Have Time
Time is the most valuable commodity to an entrepreneur. Most of us would do anything to have another hour in the day. But until someone creates an app to manipulate time, we are forced to manage our time extremely efficiently.
Schedule “You” time. Set aside a block of time to get your personal stuff out of the way.
Disconnect when you need 100 percent focus. Preparing for an important meeting or a pitch? Turn off your mobile phone, close your email and route your office calls to voicemail. You will be more productive without the distractions.
Want to Be Successful? Stick to a Schedule.
TIP #3-Maintain a “to-do” list.
Keep an accurate list and cross tasks off as you complete them. Create your list at the end of each day for the next day — this allows you to attack the tasks as soon as your start your day.
TIP #4-Say no.
You may hate to disappoint people, but for your own productivity, learn how to say “no” to people. It isn’t always the greatest feeling, but it is impossible to appease everyone. If you said “yes” to everyone and every request you would have no time to do what you need to accomplish.
TIP #5-Be ultra responsive.
We all have iPhones, smartphones and computers so use them. If you are out of the office and receive an email that you can easily address on the spot, do so! The other day I received this email: “I’ll email you when I get back to the office.”
“Sent from my iPhone”
The response didn’t require this person to be in the office. It was a simple “yes” or “no” response that would have taken less time to type out than the response they sent. If you can reply while out of the office it eliminates wasted time when you get back.
If you can…do it now!
At PR Morris Consulting we can help you and your employees sharpen that saw. Call us at 716-866-3519.