Scheduling allows for more productive days.
Planning my work prevents me from feeling overwhelmed by my responsibilities. Although unexpected situations sometimes arise, I am able to manage them because I build in time for them. Being proactive about planning also makes me more productive. I focus on the important things first and earn bigger wins that way.
Whenever my day feels chaotic, I take a step back and look at what is in front of me. I allow myself to filter out what I am able to postpone and concentrate on the urgent matters.
Even my personal time is scheduled because it allows me to achieve balance. Enjoying too much downtime leads to a declining work ethic. I like being able to stay mentally sharp so I add constructive activities to my days off as well.
Being productive means more than achieving work tasks. It also means being able to spend time on building relationships. My friends and family members are important to me. I work on quality time with them so...
The Coronavirus has everyone trying to make changes and "weather the storm" of this pandemic. I have put together a list of some things you can implement today to help get you through this time, and that will help you even when things are back to "normal."
1. Simplify your processes: While you are stuck at home, take time to evaluate your processes and make necessary adjustments that will allow you to still be successful in the "virtual world." If you navigate these times with a simplified process, then it will make you even more efficient once you have a full roster of resources at your disposal.
If you are thinking of ways to streamline your business, are there products or services that you offer that take up more than their fair share of your time and resources? If so, maybe you should consider removing or modifying those first.
2. Maximize Your Profit Margin: Look at the way you are pricing your products and services and ensure that it makes...
As I sit at my computer on my birthday, I thought it would be interesting to start a tradition of writing a blog looking back at my trip around the sun. 2018 was filled with personal challenges, amazing learning opportunities, relationship mending, self-doubt, and renewal.
I spent much of 2018 wondering "who am I?" I had to face some hard facts that decisions I had made YEARS ago were still affecting relationships with my boys in the present. I had always known that the realities of divorce would negatively impact my relationship with them, but for years we had been able to ignore some of the problems that my choices had caused. Thankfully, my boys, their mom, their step-dad, and my wife all supported us working through the issues so that our relationships could flourish going forward. While it hasn't always been easy, I am proud to say that the relationships with Daniel, Josh, and...