For entrepreneurs, workload is not something steady to deal with. It can also become the biggest setback when it comes to productivity for entrepreneurs. It is said that productivity is largely a psychological state. On the other side, entrepreneurs don’t have something set in stone when to comes to works. They have freedom to choose which work to boost efficiency and productivity. In fact, they have too much choices which put them in hindrance.
How to set boundaries for more productive performance for entrepreneurs
Too much choices is said to cause paralysis instead of liberation. And this is why I is challenging for entrepreneurs to be set in stone with their workload resulting in more challenging effort to boost productivity. Therefore, it is more effective to set boundaries to the workload. The boundaries can be in many forms such as planning, deadlines, delegation, etc.
Some people may say that too boundaries will only suppress creativity but it is not the case in business. It is found that creativity was higher in individuals who work under structured condition. Perhaps, it makes them more goal-oriented, which is why it becomes more productive for them to work with more clear boundaries. It makes them know what to do to reach the goals, make them know what to prioritize.
Plan your to-do-list. Being entrepreneurs, you feel like you have too many works to do and 24 hours a day is not enough. However, it is best to stick to three tasks on your to-do-list for a day. Also, make sure that the tasks you write on your to-do-list are your priorities. Make sure they are all accounted for so you get the true sense of productivity levels and work flow.
Use the right tool to help you with organizing your tasks and to-do-list. You can use calendar app for example. Since it’s easy to use and available for free. However, it is very useful to use for daily basis. You can also get creative with organizing your tasks in the calendar. It can also be a revealing exercise to use your calendar as your daily planner. It makes you feel easier to see your daily tasks and how to execute them. You know when to automate or delegate tasks efficiently.
It is also important to respect the value of time. Every minute is accounted for because time is one of the most valuable asset. You cannot just waste it to do something irrelevant to what you are trying to achieve through your business. To manage your time, you can also use variety of tool or software so you can keep track of your daily schedule. This is a way you can get the maximum amount of value from every minute or hour you have. However, do not be a slave to time. Make sure that you are the one in control not vice versa. Thus, always know when to rest and take a break. This is important to maintain your well-being physically, cognitively, and mentally.