Hey there! Kathy here.
Get ready to unlock the secrets of efficient task management and learn how to get more done in less time. We've all been overwhelmed by never-ending to-do lists, struggling to prioritize tasks, and feeling like there just aren't enough hours in the day.
“Focus on being productive, not busy.”– Tim Ferriss
Picture this: You effortlessly navigate through your tasks, ticking off items on your to-do list with confidence and purpose. Imagine having full clarity on what truly matters and the ability to focus on high-impact activities that move the needle forward. Sounds amazing, right? Well, it's within your reach, and today you'll learn exactly how I've been able to do this in my life and business for years.
This Week's Affirmation
Today we are talking about task prioritization—a skill that will revolutionize the way you work and enjoy your life. With these simple, yet effective techniques, you'll gain control over your workload and make tangible progress toward your goals.
How to Prioritize Tasks & Get More Done in Less Time
*Be sure to watch the video above if you are ready to create habits that stick once and for all!
Firstly, look at the time you have available to work your business and not that time on a calendar or spreadsheet. Check out www.KathySchneider.com/4 for How to Use Google Calendar Effectively to Maximize Productivity.
On paper, list out every task you do inside your business. Most will likely have sub-tasks… and listing those out, as well will be even more helpful!
Categorize Your List for ‘departments’ inside your business. This includes things like content planning and creation, tracking analytics, working with customers, or whatever ‘departments’ you have in your business.
Next make a note if the task must be done daily, weekly, every 2 weeks, monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
Make note of how much time it takes to complete each task. Whether it takes you 5 minutes, 15 minutes, or 45 minutes. Track your time.
Work in 45-minute time blocks. Set a timer when you sit down to work. After 45 minutes, stand up and step away from your computer (or phone, if working on your phone).
*Be sure to watch the video above for more details on these 6 Steps
VIP Entrepreneur Spotlight: Taylor Swift
This week we are shining the spotlight on someone who embodies dedication, creativity, and exceptional time management skills. That's right, we're talking about none other than the multi-talented and inspiring artist, Taylor Swift.
She has become a force to be reckoned with, turning challenges into fuel for her achievements. With each hurdle she's faced, Taylor has embraced the opportunity to grow, learn, and evolve.
You Can Begin at Any Age: Taylor Swift began her career at the age of 14. It's never too early (or too late) to pursue your dreams. As a solopreneur, be inspired by her determination and drive to start your entrepreneurial journey at any age.
Embracing Change: Taylor has evolved her music style throughout her career, demonstrating the importance of adaptability to stay relevant. Solopreneurs must also navigate the ever-changing trends and market conditions, adjusting their business strategies accordingly.
Genuine Connection: Taylor is known for her strong engagement with her fans through social media and her personal touch. Thus her relationship with fans reflects the importance of establishing authentic connections with your customers in order to grow a loyal and dedicated community.
Personal Branding: Taylor has built a strong and identifiable personal brand, emphasizing her core values and beliefs. This excellent branding strategy can inspire you as a solopreneur to create your own unique brand identity that differentiates you from competitors and resonates with your people!
Master of Storytelling: Taylor's songwriting skills and relatability have captivated millions of fans. This capacity for storytelling reminds us of the value of conveying our own stories and values. Storytelling helps us to further connect and inspire our target audience.
Being Resilient: Throughout her career, Taylor has faced numerous challenges but has persevered and remained true to herself. This resilience encourages us to remain determined even in tough times. Overcoming obstacles is a crucial part of success.
Ultimately this serves as a reminder that success is not just about personal gain. It's about making a positive impact on the world around you.
Weekly Action Steps for Increased Productivity
Now that you have a solid understanding of how to prioritize tasks and make the most of your time, let's supercharge your productivity and make significant progress toward your goals.
Ready to roll up your sleeves and embrace these weekly challenges? By taking small, intentional steps each week, you'll build momentum, develop productive habits, and make progress in your personal and professional life.
First up, one Action Item for your business:
And now, one action step for your personal life:
Join the High Performance Solopreneurs Group
As solopreneurs, it's easy to feel like we're on our own in our entrepreneurial journey. That's why I've created the High Performance Solopreneurs Facebook Community.
This community is full of Solopreneurs striving for High Performance; better, faster, and more efficient than the norm! You can expect to receive tips for better organization, routines, and habits resulting in more productivity for you and your business.
Whether you're looking to improve your organizational skills or establish better routines and habits, you'll find a wealth of resources and support within this community. Come join us and connect with a community of solopreneurs who are all working towards the same goals.
Productivity is not about perfection — it's about Progress
Now that you have the strategy, let's break free from the overwhelm and unlock your true potential. It's time to get more done and experience the satisfaction of making meaningful progress toward your dreams.
Ultimately you have the power to shape your days, weeks, and months. Take charge, stay focused, and watch as your productivity soars. Here's to a future filled with success, fulfillment, and the joy of achieving more than you ever thought possible.
It's time to commit! In the comment section below, share when you are going to start scheduling your 45-minute blocks in your work day. I'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and let's continue the conversation!