Work Smarter Not Harder
Updated: May 8
In his book "Employee to Entrepreneur" Steve Glaveski says that having the right mindset and the ability to adopt strategies for working more efficiently are crucial in making the transition from employee to entrepreneur. Our time is precious so we need to limit our focus to maximise productivity and avoid burn out.
Every day, we make countless decisions. Although some of these might seem trivial, poor decisions repeated over a long time can have a huge impact. For example, checking email every 15 minutes might not seem like a big deal but it all adds up and switch tasking hinders focus. So it's a good idea to turn off those notifications and have pre-set time slots for checking email. The same goes for administrative tasks like generating reports and maintaining web presence which are essential for business but take up a lot of time and don't generate much value. Using automation tools for these sorts of tasks or outsourcing them will allow focus and energy to be spent on activities that add value.
To sum up, we need to eliminate distractions, work smarter not longer, and outsource where we can. I know which of these I'll find hardest! How about you?