Three Ways A Business Coach In Gauteng Steers Himself Toward Success
Trying to be a successful business owner is something that requires quite a bit of trying by many, many people. Not only is it just the business owner, but the people who surround him as well. Many people know that it takes hard work, but there are also some other things it takes. Working hard is one thing, but you also need to make smart choices when it comes to your work.
Here are some areas in which you can be smarter when planning your business.
Prioritize What It Is That You Want To Get Done
Most people go into their days with a to-do list and we all tend to do the same things: we get the “low hanging fruit” out of the way. Part of this is because these tend to be easier tasks that don’t take as much effort. We also just like to cross things off our lists. At the same time, that pushes the most important tasks to the end of the day, which really means they will go to the next day.
When you are writing your to-do list, start by listing your priorities at the top. You may even want to number your list so that you work in order. That way, you have a plan for how to work and you don’t put stuff off until the last minute, sabotaging all of your other work.
Make priorities and make them clear. Use a star, write them in a different color, highlight them, or do whatever it is to set them apart from the rest of the items on your list. Work on those tasks (and only those tasks) first and then work on the little stuff at the end of the day. You will be surprised how efficient your work is.
Focus On One Task At A Time
We touched on this with the last point but it is important to drive home: focus on one specific task and get that done. Do not have your email open while you work on something. Put your phone away. You cannot listen to podcasts and be effective at your work. When you are working on something that is important to you, focus only on that task.
Once again, set aside specific times to work on things that are important to you. Do what you need to do to focus – play some classical music, lock your phone, or work in a coffee shop where you cannot browse your phone.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
If you are going to be a business owner, the most important thing you can do is get good people on your side. Hiring the best is one thing, but you also need to surround yourself with people who motivate you. Many people are great at what they do, but they aren’t that personable and don’t make working on something all that fun.
You need to have people around you that you can go to when things get difficult. People who will help you as best they can, even if they do not know how to do something. This includes your friends and people outside of your business. Ask your kids to take over some of the dog walking responsibilities, tell your friends you need to stay focused on tasks so you cannot text all day. Ask for help with things that you know other people can do. We are too afraid to ask people for help because it makes us seem vulnerable.
Need Help With Your Business Plan?
Do you have a great idea for a business but need funders and a business plan? At IC Quantum, we can help you to present a business plan that funders will find clear and to the point making your proposal stand out from the rest. We have years of experience in guiding people to make the right decisions about their business, starting with feasibility studies and ending with working hand-in-hand with them to handle the bookkeeping once their business has flourished.
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