Why it’s important to stay smitten by your personal and business goals
In previous blogs, I talked about how I always encourage my clients to work on the business, not in the business. A business leader’s responsibility is not to take charge of everything. Time and mental energy should only be used in working towards the ultimate goal: your personal why and business why.
It’s important to know what exactly you need to achieve to be able to say that you’ve justified why you started a business in the first place. There should be a personal and entrepreneurial measure of satisfaction, and whatever those aspirations may be, you need to keep your eyes on your goals in order to achieve them.
Create a priority list and build a strategy around it
The success of your business depends on your ability to determine the most important goals to achieve at any given time. You must have a very clear idea of your priorities, daily. An unplanned day will inevitably lead to distraction taking over. Precise, isolated decisions about every situation will help eradicate interference. This ability to prioritise and strategise every move and minute will lead to a highly productive work environment.
Make sure you envision your success and work towards it
Make sure that each activity or task is somehow associated with accomplishing that end prize: your personal and business why. Sometimes, you would need to deal with stuff that isn’t exactly connected to your end goals, and that’s normal and inevitable. Make sure those are arranged suitably but don’t veer from the path you’ve marked out for your business. You set goals for a reason: to achieve them. If you’re wasting time on anything else, get rid of it.
Don’t be a slave of time — take control of your schedule
For some leaders, they are more productive in the morning, others late at night. Therefore, you need to know when you are most ready and concentrated, and utilise those times with enthusiasm! Also, even when things seem open-ended time-wise, it’s best to establish your own deadlines. Deadlines keep us focused. They stimulate us to complete our responsibilities within an allotted frame of time and will thereby allow us to stay on track to success.
Always set aside time for team alignment
It’s vital that you use your prioritising skills to make sure that each activity or task your team takes on is linked to your business goals. Don’t get sidetracked by things that may seem fascinating unless there’s a direct relationship between participation and reaching your business objectives.
A good method to maintain alignment is to hold a meeting with yourself and your team, every week or two. Go over the to-do lists you’ve established. Determine what was accomplished and what worked best to meet those aims. If there are things that can be changed to make your week more productive in the future, make them. If there are things you can remove, do so. Always look for ways to improve your team’s productivity and your own.
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