Mindset is EVERYTHING when it comes to building your business & brand. Without the proper practices in place, you run the risk of burning out, not getting everything you need done, spreading yourself too thin across the different hats you wear as an entrepreneur, etc.
But where do you start? How do you develop a holistic routine that incorporates the million tasks you need to get done in a day while protecting against burnout?
Here are a few tips to start:
There’s a LOT that needs to get done in a day. That’s why a to-do list is king! Make a to-do list at least every night before you go to bed or at the beginning of every week to ensure you’re aware of everything that needs to be done and have a designated day to get them done.
The prep doesn’t stop here though! Prioritizing the tasks on your daily to-do list helps you know where to start at the beginning of your day and helps ease guilt in moving tasks from one day to another when your body tells you you’re finished for the day.
Therefore, creating a daily to-do list with at least three tiers of tasks (high, medium, and low priority) will help keep you on track with your time and have you completing the most important things first so you don’t feel like you have to plug on at the end of the day when your body is telling you you need rest.
Everyone’s workflow is different. Some people thrive off of getting up at 5 AM to have time to themselves before they start to work while others do their best work in the late hours of the night.
Whatever suits you best is the work pattern you should follow! You shouldn’t base your work pattern off of what you see working for others unless you believe it’ll truly work for you.
For example, the Pomodoro Technique has recently become popularized for workflow. This technique includes 25 minutes on and 5 minutes off work with a long break of 15 minutes after the fourth work period.
This pattern works great for some, while others may need to adjust the on and off periods to make it work for them. Don’t shy away from adjust any part of your routine to suit your needs!
Project management tools are a LIFESAVER as a business owner! There are tools out there to post on social media for you, assign tasks to your workforce, communicate with your workforce, etc.
Take a look at all the tools out there and find which ones work for your business. It may seem complicated in the beginning, but the time saved once you learn the programs is incredible!
***We use Asana for workforce management and Planoly for social posts.
This tip goes along with Tips #2 and #3. By automating, you can get in the zone and block out large chunks of times to do specific things.
For example, with Planoly, we’re able to plan out our content a couple of weeks in advance and hammer out all the captions in one sitting if we want.
This way, you can get in a groove and focus on one task, such as captioning posts for social media or planning weekly tasks for your workforce, for a large period of time and not have to worry about it for a longer period of time than if you had to dedicate time to a specific task every day.
Well, there you have it! Four tips to keep your mindset thriving in order to continue building your passion project up. Which of these have you already incorporated into your routine? Which are you racing to incorporate now? Try them all out and let us know what you think!
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