A successful business is an organized business. As you know, working from home as an entrepreneur, there is a lot to organize and do everyday to run and grow our businesses successfully.
But despite all the things you have to do, you probably have days where at the end of it, you think to yourself….“I got jack squat work done today!”
Sometimes there are just so many things to do that we run around like we’re on fire and don’t get any productive work done.
That’s where a “To-Do” list becomes a life (and time) saver.
A “To-Do” list gives us direction and helps us focus on the most important tasks of the day.
Have you ever used a “To-do” list? If not, why not?
If you are, then you’ll know how this simple little system can have big payoffs.
Here are my tips for using “To-Do” lists in for my home internet business.
Step 1. All you need to make the most basic to-do list is a scrap piece of paper and a pen.
But you probably won’t want scrap paper littering your desk. Instead, invest in a whiteboard you hang on your wall or a weekly planner you keep on your desk, like me.
Some people might use software or have a “to-do” list file on their computer, but I find that a real thing I can look at anytime is much better.
Step 2. Then you write down all the things you want or need to do.
They can be things you need to do today, tomorrow or this week. Write them down in any order for now.
When you can see all the things to do in front of you, you can free up space in your head. it might sound silly, but that’s how I feel.
I can see what I have to do at a glance so I don’t have to think about it constantly. I know which tasks are most important too, but sometimes I will circle or highlight ones that are a high priority.
Step 3. Then, keep it nearby. Don’t forget about it. When you get distracted, look at the list.
You might not want to do some of the tasks. If they seem too daunting, break them down into smaller tasks.
When you think of a new task to do, write it on the list.
Step 4. When you complete a task, put a line through it.
This is when you feel a little warm feeling of accomplishment and a little less weight off your shoulders.
When you have your work set out in front of you, and not all jumbled in your head, it makes getting work done a heck of a lot easier.
If you’re not already using a To-Do list, try it and see how much more productive you can be with your time.