Staying productive when starting your business is very important. In the early stages there is always a lot to think about, a lot to take in and a lot to do. Your time as an entrepreneur is one of your most valuable assets and you need to make sure you are effectively using it to benefit your business. We know its not easy but with time, practise and coffee you can do it!
We think the mornings are the best. With each new day you have the chance to start again, make a difference and create new opportunities but what you do in those first crucial hours can impact on your productivity for the rest of the day. Maybe you start your day with a 15 minute yoga session, a bowl of blueberries and a pressed broccoli juice. Or maybe you’re more of a 15 minute snooze, bacon sandwich and coffee kind of person. Either way, whats important is knowing what works for you. We have listed three practises that work for us that you could implement into your morning routine:
Ask yourself why?
Start the day by reminding yourself why you are doing this. You should have a company mantra, some core values or reasons for being in business. Have these framed on your wall, written in your notepad or even written on your phone alarm so that you wake up with a clear vision of why you are starting in business. You could also include your company goals here to stay focused on where you are heading. Check out what we believe in.
A wise man once said “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” and we agree. We are not saying go and relax at your favourite brunch spot and read the paper (having said that this pic was taken at our favourite brunch spot Grind). But it is important to take time to fuel up and get some good food in you so you are ready to face the day.
There is a great book called “Eat that frog” by Brian Tracy, that says that if you start your day by eating a frog that is the worst thing that will happen to you that day, it can only get better from there. In practise this will mean writing a list and deciding what your single most important job to do that day is and doing it first.