As 2016 draws to an end, I’d like to offer a brief reflection on two topics often involved in New Year’s resolutions: time management and entrepreneurship. Included below are some simple tips to help 2017 be your best year.
1. Complete your work one step at a time.
When faced with a project, one often becomes overwhelmed and resorts to procrastination. To avoid time-wasting, divide the project into small tasks that can be completed in a short amount of time. The feeling of progress will keep you focused and motivated.
There will be times when you’re forced to juggle many tasks. Inspect your deadlines, see which job needs to be completed first and focus your complete attention on it. By prioritizing, you are less likely to experience last minute stress.
3. Find what organizational tool works best for you.
My public relations friends have high-tech planners and complex organizational systems. I have a basic calendar and rely on my daily sticky note to-do list to keep myself on track. Although my method is unorthodox, it works for me. Figure out a way to organize your tasks without causing yourself panic.
Time management is an ever-going process. However, knowing how to manage your days opens the door to pursuing dreams and business ventures. To prepare yourself for such endeavors . . .
1. Think about the future.
Write down your dreams, where you envision yourself in ten years.
2. Make a plan.
People often dream about the future but refrain from creating a strategic plan to help them achieve their goals. Once you know where you want to go, make a map to get you there.
3. Complete the plan one step at a time.
As you can see, time management goes hand-in-hand with entrepreneurship. Well managed time leads to broad possibilities.
Although my tips are simple, they revolutionize productivity.
Thank you for making 2016 a terrific year! I’m excited for all God has in store for 2017.