Guest Post By Charlotte Duzong :: Do you spend a lot of time in your business struggling just to keep up with your daily tasks? Do you know there is so much more you should be doing like planning, marketing and implementing business strategies but somehow you never find the time to do them?
These are questions I’m frequently asked by moms who own a home-based business. It is easy to get caught up by the day-to-day tasks in your business. As a mom entrepreneur you’re running not one but two or more businesses at the same time. That is why it is hugely important to be know how to run your home and business without losing your sanity.
3 things productive people do on a daily basis that will help you curb your busy-ness and help you get down to business:
1. Intentionally Plan Your Week
Schedule time to do weekly and daily planning. One of my favorite sayings is: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” If you start your day without knowing what you intent to accomplish, you set yourself up for daily disappointments. I call my week planner my “assistant manager” because it really helps me stay on track. I just have to glance at it in the morning and I am on point again.
2. Work in 30-60 minutes blocks
When planning your day block your high priority tasks first. Use these quiet, small windows of time for activities that require your focused attention, energy and creativity. These are activities such as sales calls, asking for referrals, speaking, writing an e-book or following up with clients. Schedule max three of these important activities in your day. When you have accomplished these you can celebrate and move on to the next task on your to-do list.
3. Make good use of your mornings
Successful people have priorities they want to tackle, or things they like to do with their lives, and early mornings are the time when they have the most control of their schedules. I love my early mornings. This is the time I have to myself. This it the time I meditate, journal, plan, visualize and prepare myself for a great day. Just like a pilot who double checks every button and stick in the cockpit of his plane, to be 100 % sure he can guarantee a safe flight, you have to make sure you are prepared for an awesome day.
As president and founder of Smart Creative Mompreneur, Charlotte Duzong helps busy mom entrepreneurs run their home and business efficiently so they can work more productively, make more money in their business, and best of all spend quality time with their family. These moms live their purpose, become successful and make a difference in their world.