Everyone has those days that they wake up and just aren’t in the mood to get started working. But as a small business owner if you don’t get yourself motivated no one else will. Without productive days your business can’t grow and move forward.
Here are a few tips I have found that work for me to get going on the days that I feel as though I may have lost some motivation.
- Knock out the important stuff first – When you look over your to do list for the day there is usually at least one or two things that have to get done. Unfortunately these tasks tend to be the not very exciting but necessary for your business. Just get them over with first and then move on to the fun stuff. Once they are done you can move forward and forget about them and enjoy your day.
- Set up procedures – Most small business owners have procedures that they keep in their head to get things done. Spend a little bit of time and get these written out on paper. Having written procedures can really help to make you feel more organized and efficient with your time. Also these written procedures will give you a back up option in case you get slammed and need to delegate some tasks to someone to help. Now you can just hand them the procedure and feel confident that the task can be done correctly with limited direction. Doing this work ahead of time can save you precious time in the future when your business is thriving and you need that extra time to get stuff done!
- Listen to music – This is my favorite tip! I feel like when I turn a radio station on that is playing my favorite songs I can start knocking out tasks with ease. Find that song that you listen to at the gym that gets you pumped up and play it while you are working. You would be amazed how quickly stuff gets done when you are feeling energized by your favorite music. I am always amazed at how much music can impact someones mood so why not incorporate it into your work routine as well.
I always love to hear from others too! These are just a few of my favorite productivity tips but if you have some feel free to share. I would love to extend my list with ideas that others have used.
And, as always if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.