The successful and most effective entrepreneurs are looked upon as assets not only by their companies but also by themselves. You would want to know more about their success stories and what they do to be successful. They invest in themselves and their future through continuing education and self-improvement.
In order to become a successful like them and grow your business you need to dedicate time and energy to improve your daily habits.
Below are the 15 things that many business influencers make time for in their busy schedule:
1.Eat breakfast: They understand that body needs fuel to perform best at their work. Thus, you need to eat your meal or a drink a protein smoothie even if it is on the go, rather than grabbing a cup of coffee.
2.Plan the day: Check your calendar and prioritize your schedule in the morning itself. If you work your best in the morning, dedicate the most important work during that specific time, before daily distractions begin. You also need to schedule short breaks throughout the day to eat healthy snacks which can keep your energy high.
3.Don’t start with checking emails: We seldom keep our hands off our smartphones! Most of us hop into checking emails early in the morning but it is often a distraction from what you want to focus upon early in the day. After completing one of your critical to-do items you can check your emails; try waiting until 9am to 10am. Moreover, if you are working on something urgent or important, try not to check your emails more than thrice a day.
4.Remember your purpose and goals: Before starting your workday, remind yourself of your company’s goals. Taking few minutes, think about your core customer and areas of profitability for your business. You must not lose sight of this.
5.Single tasking to be productive: In the world of multi tasking, it would be difficult to understand the importance of single-tasking. Handling too many tasks at once can distract you from being productive and effective. You need to prioritize your work and delegate it whenever possible and focus.
6.Envision your success: Close your eyes and visualize your success. When you imagine what it feels like when you attain your goals, it will help you keep your aspirations at the front; it’s such a powerful tool. You may also post a photo of what you want to attain or accomplish. There are many who post their aspirations on their desks, which keep them going throughout. For example, if you are interested in doing skydiving, post a photo of the same on your desk.
7.Be selective: There are many opportunities that come entrepreneurs’ way but not every opportunity will benefit your business. You can’t get back the time if you lose it, value it. Thus, you need to be selective about what you agree to do when accepting any opportunity.
8.Value time: The most valuable commodity is time and is non renewable unlike money. Spend your time doing the most important things for yourself and your company and avoid distractions. Be precise and clear about the meetings you attend or hold; try asking questions in advance and do prior research on the same, keeping you on time and on task.
9.Delegate work: Doing everything yourself and thus saving money is a bad idea as small, mundane tasks take you away from those things that could generate most income for your business. Hence, you need to hire someone for help.
10.Listen effectively: Take time to understand what other person is saying. Effective listening avoids miscommunications. This will ensure that you don’t have to ask for clarification later.
11.Show gratitude for what you’ve accomplished: Take time on a daily basis to sit down and thanking for all the opportunities you have been given and things you have accomplished so far. This helps you in reminding yourself about your past successes, which keeps you stay focused and productive. Make this a daily habit.
12.Keep moving around: Sitting continuously for a period of time is harmful to your health raising risk of disability, heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer and obesity, as per the studies. Stand up and take a break every hour or so, as it’s good for body and mind. Walk around, don’t keep sitting.
13.Deep breathing: Stand up from your desk and take 10 deep breaths when you take breaks every hour or so. Deep breathing boosts oxygen and rejuvenates your mind and body for next task.
14.Take a lunch break: Don’t eat lunch on your desk and try taking it elsewhere. For the ones who can’t stay away from work during the day, they can utilize it by networking with their key clients, friends or professional acquaintances; schedule lunch meetings with them.
15.Clear your desk: Keep your desk clutter free at the end of each day so that it prevents you from feeling bogged down by yesterday’s work.