Is there something holding you back from moving forward in your business? Often times we tell ourselves that it’s time, perfectionism or not knowing the how, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes what’s holding us back is fear and we use the things mentioned as an excuse. It can be fear of success or fear of failure.
There are numerous ways in which we can communicate online. There’s instant messaging, email, project management platforms, and more. However, using too many tools to communicate can become disruptive and time-consuming for you and your remote team. Here are the pitfalls of using too many tools.
It’s important to know why something is being done in your business. Any strategy, project, or task needs a reason as to why time should be devoted to doing it; this also needs to apply to bringing on a team member and delegating.
It’s important to schedule a time to get away for a couple of days to focus on your business. But, what about taking time on a daily basis to carve out thinking time? Sometimes your day can get so hectic that you don’t have time to stop and think about anything. Can you relate to this?
As a CEO or entrepreneur, you have to make decisions on a daily basis, and sometimes very quickly. It can be difficult to make decisions when you can’t focus on the issue at hand. One thing that you can do to help create thinking space is to schedule it. Block out 30 minutes on your calendar each day as “thinking time” or “mindfulness.” Here are three things to keep in mind to ensure that you get the most impact out of this exercise.
Email is a necessary evil. We need it to conduct business, but it can become a thorn in our side, especially if it’s not managed well, because it can quickly get out of control. However, if you follow a few tips, you can keep it tamed.
Consistency is key when you want to become successful at anything. As a business owner, if you want to grow a successful company, you need to be consistent. That means consistency in your marketing, sales, customer service, operations, etc.
There’s something floating out there in the business world that can sound like a good idea, but if you stop to think about it, it may not be such a great idea afterall.
Have you ever mistakenly sent a document to someone and missed updating a specific area of it, and the recipient received it with someone else’s information? This can be embarrassing and not to mention unprofessional. A good way to prevent something like this from happening is to create form fields, and there are a few benefits to doing this.
Do you ever stop to think about how you’re spending your time in your business each day? It’s important to spend your time wisely in order to see real growth and results. You should strive to make sure that you’re the owner and not an employee of your company. An owner is going to work on the business and not just in it.
Email is essential for most of us. It’s how we send and receive important communications to our team, colleagues, and clients. However, it can also be a huge hindrance to our productivity. Even so, we need it to operate in the business world. With that said, we have to spend time on the necessary emails, but we usually also receive a lot of unnecessary emails that we don’t need, and you can spend hours going through your inbox determining which is which.