Today we will focus on PREPARATION.
The first thing I want to mention is that you will need a proper work environment. You will be far more productive when you have a proper table and office chair than sitting on your couch with the laptop on your lap. Not to mention any health related issues that can come from that. So, make sure you sit properly when you work at a table of the right height.
Next one: Plan everything. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. You might have heard of that before. It is true. Time that you invest at the beginning will save you much more time in the end. Plan every day, week, month and even year. Having a plan will make you more efficient and focussed.
The third point I want to make is about ToDo lists. Now, I will talk about “your own way” in the next blog post but I thought I will mention it now as well as it has to do with preparation. I suggest that you have a ToDo list and that you review and edit it daily. I for example have a long ToDo list but I only highlight a few points that I really have to get done that day. All others are bonuses. This keeps me focussed and gets me to finish a task before I start the next one.
Another one: Have a routine. Make a plan (yes, the planning again). Plan in reoccurring activities for a certain day at a certain time. For example, always do your accounting at 11am on a Monday and go through social media every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 pm. This guarantees that you will focus on this part of your work.
Last one: Work with reminders. Use a digital calendar and set reminders. This way you won’t forget things you have to do, chase up or remind people of.
The next blog post will be all about finding your own style.
Your creative start-up Coach Christine