It might seem a little silly that I’m writing such a post. But, a daily profit killer is social media. It is really a big, distracting problem for many people in business all over the world.
Category: Success Habits
Planning ahead is so important. If you’re starting your day off without a clear picture of what you’ll be doing that day, then you’re killing your profits.
If you’re like many people I’ve talked to, then you’ve reached the end of the day without having gotten anything done. This is extremely discouraging for you. Maybe you start the day off really excited and thinking that you’re going to be highly productive that day. But, it just doesn’t happen.
I encourage you to set work hours for yourself. It’s far healthier to get your work done during the workday than it is to work from sun up to sun down. You’ll quickly burn yourself out. You’ll have a lot more energy to profit more if you’re able to turn the work off in off hours.
You may know it as the Pareto Principle. It is an economic principle that has crossed over to general business and then into the various aspects of productivity. And it says: 80% of the output from a given situation or system is determined by 20% of the input. It works for solo businesses, too.
There are so many distractions that threaten to pull you in multiple directions that it can feel like you don’t have a chance in the world to get everything done. It’s more important than ever to know your distractions and then work to eliminate distractions.
If you think that to be successful you must work all day and all night. That you must “grind and hustle” and always be moving at top speed. That you must sleep no more than 4 hours a night and never take naps.
You are at your best when you are rested.
How will you get from point A to point B if you don’t know how you’re going to do it? It’s so important to plan ahead so there are no surprises that will take you completely off course.