While it sounds basic, most people who own small businesses struggle with this constantly.There are steps you can take to ensure that you actually accomplish important tasks. If you don’t follow them, little will get done in your business.
Start with intention.
Why do you want to accomplish this task? What is the result you’re hoping for? Is it vital to accomplish or less important?
Your answers to these questions will dictate where on your daily priority list each item will fall.
Vital is at the top of the list. Nothing else gets started until the vital tasks are in progress or completed.Create the steps.
Now that you know the task, outcome and priority move to creating steps to accomplish it.What resources do you need?
Do you have those resources readily available or will you have to contract with someone else?
Assemble the resources and people for each task and get them ready to move into action.
Evaluate how the task will be accomplished.
When will you begin the project?
Set an exact date and time and keep that appointment with yourself.
What happens first, second, third, forth, etc?
Who does what and when? Create realistic deadlines for outside vendors and stick with them.Now all you have to do is stick to the schedule.
If a problem arises that will delay finishing a step, reset the deadline date. Manage the process until it’s done.
Here’s the good news. All it takes is a little self discipline to stick to the schedule you created. All you have to do it keep the appointments you set with yourself.
Here’s the bad news. All it takes is a little self discipline to stick to the schedule you created. All you have to do it keep the appointments you set with yourself.
It may not always be fun but if the task is vital it will get completed by following these simple, yet powerful steps.