It’s very difficult being an entrepreneur isn’t it? Working for yourself sounds idyllic doesn’t it? The reality can be somewhat different. You’ve got projects and tasks you need to complete and, ironically enough, without the fear of the big bad boss breathing down your neck, this can be difficult to achieve. To be successful you need to have a “get er done” attitude.
You’ve heard the old adage “systems work people don’t” right? Well it’s true. To achieve success as an entrepreneur you need to create systems that work. Now you can follow the systems that the successful marketers teach in their products, or you can create your own. What’s important is the system you create for your business tasks increases your productivity but decreases the time taken to complete them, or frees up time for you to work on other projects. For example you may decide that writing sales material is taking up too much of your time. What do you do? You create a system to outsource the material you are struggling with, and if it’s successful, you can consider outsourcing ALL of your writing.
A common mistake that befalls many new entrepreneurs is getting emotionally attached to their projects to the detriment of their business. What I mean by that is sticking with dud projects that are not moving you forward or making money. It’s understandable because if you’ve put a lot of time and effort into a project then you want to give it every opportunity for succeeding. But some projects just won’t succeed, and will need to be chalked up as failures while you learn and move onto the next. If you have any projects that eat into your time and are not making any money, then ditch them and move on.
The way you approach a task mentally will invariably have an effect on the outcome. Build it up in your mind into something bigger than it actually is and watch your productivity plummet. Tackle it head on with a positive mindset and, chances are, you’ll complete the task faster than you anticipated. Already see the end result. Your mindset not only says a lot about you as a person (and how others perceive you) but it affects the amount of time it takes you to complete internet marketing tasks.
Now that you understand how to be more productive with entrepreneurial tasks, then all you need to do is take action. Convert tasks into repeatable systems, focus on the tasks and projects that bring in the most money and take time to develop a positive mindset for encouraging success. Follow these simple principles and see the benefits they bring to your business and your everyday life.