How your time management skills spill over into business success
To be a successful online business owner, you must understand how to manage your time effectively. It’s not uncommon for many people to spend their time on frivolous tasks, only to realize too late that they got nothing significant done.
Distractions are aplenty, and if you’re not mindful of this, you can spend month to years thinking you’re working, only to discover you not getting the job done. Consider how your time is being used and figure out the steps necessary to improve yourself and those skills. They are the cornerstone of your success, whether you realize it or not!
How do you do this?
You must organize your tasks in order from most important to least important. As an Internet marketer, this is detrimental to your career. For most people, Internet marketing is just a side job, but you’re the boss. You run things; you take the ship by the rudder, and you steer things along. You are in charge of every particular faction of your business, which can be stressful more often than not!
Many people go from one task to another – never completing them. Suppose you look at the work that’s been done, every piece of the job as a function of itself. For Internet marketing, this could mean you do research, writing, editing, payments, etc. Compare these functions to the physical activity that is done away from your computer.
According to efficiency experts, it’s much easier to get a job done when you focus on a single task. For example, you’re not going to wash your vehicle, mow the lawn and cook supper all at one time. When outside, you’ll do the lawn before the vehicle washing. And, you’re going to cook supper after you’ve done both of these things.
The same principle applies to non-physical tasks.
Why would you write a keyword-optimized article, break from it to write a press release? Rather than breaking the flow, focus on just the article first, finish it up and then do the press release. Each job you have to do requires different parts of the brain; don’t overwhelm it. Why not organize the task of the activity type?
By staying focused on one task at a time, you’re going to be more efficient in your work. Your brain won’t feel overwhelmed by all the tasks you are forcing it to do. Why not see tangible results for work that’s been done? Failure to do this may have your family and friends thinking you’re only playing around on the computer.
Create a list of the tasks that must be done, organizing them based on the function they serve. From there, choose which one is most important and so on.