If you’re a new entrepreneur or one struggling to find enough hours in the day, cut out these time wasters holding you back.
- Social media
Social media usage reduces total workplace productivity by 13 percent. Unless you need to be on social media for work, delete the apps from your phone, and only visit social media sites from your computer.
Slow down so you can focus on one thing at a time. Most people know that humans can’t multitask. Despite this truth, many entrepreneurs still try to do everything at once.
Entrepreneurs tend to be obsessed with the future. They want to think about where their companies will be next year, what kinds of problems are on the horizon and how they can act now to prevent those issues.
- Unplanned mornings
It only takes a few minutes to plan your day ahead of time, but if you skip this crucial task, you’ll always be one step behind. Tackle the biggest challenges first (your brain works faster in the morning). By the time lunch rolls around, you will have accomplished more in one morning than a spur-of-the-moment person does all day.
- Business travel
The boss gets to fly around and schmooze all the time, right? Wrong. Most business travel, like most meetings, is better delegated than done by the leaders of the business. Travel to important events, but leave everything else to your staff. If you really want to know what’s going on outside your office walls, ask your delegate to bring back notes for your review.