If your business’s success is important to you, you may need to take a deeper look at your ability to organize and create structure on a daily basis. It is not about cleaning up, but about creating a mindset and way of operating that allows you to tap into your true potential of productivity.
In order for small business owners to wear many different hats, they need to balance many tasks efficiently and effectively. When your business system is not properly organized, tasks pile up, paperwork gets lost and valuable time is spent searching, instead of working.
With strong organizational skills, business owners can save time and reduce stress. I have yet to meet a business owner who wasn’t begging for more time in a day or week and while many don’t admit the level of stress, it is present in everything they do. In fact, working in an unorganized environment can make people feel constantly on edge, impairing their ability to be productive.
So now that you know the importance of why organization is critical, where do you begin? Let’s start with some simple questions that will get to the core of your strengths and weaknesses. Then you can begin to make a plan.
You MUST have a plan.
1 – What routines or ritual do you currently have in place that you consistently do?
2 – What time of day do you feel most organized?
3 – What time of day do you feel most overwhelmed?
4 – How do you think having a more structured day would help you be more successful?
5 – What is one thing that consistently prevents you from being as organized and structured as you would like?
Once you have honestly answered these questions you can begin making a plan! Let’s start small.
Starting tomorrow, what could you do that would promote organization and structure for the rest of this week?
Let’s do this.