In today’s world, it is really hard to organize your life. It always seems like we need a few hours more in a day. Especially as a young entrepreneur.
Casper Ravn-Sørensen would advise a few things for all the young entrepreneurs, but also the entrepreneurs-to-be, that are reading his blog.
- Stop being a perfectionist
We know it is hard for you to not think too much about everything. To not think about whether something is perfect since, your idea has to be perfect right from the start. The reality is that nothing is perfect. And there is so much beauty in that. That is why you should try hard and push yourself, but don’t be afraid of mistakes. Wanting and trying to make the best out of everything makes you paralysed. You won’t be able to finish all the tasks on time and make all the necessary decisions. That is why not being a perfectionist actually saves a lot of time and brings quality to most of the plans.
- Exercise with audiobooks and podcasts
Well this is what is called “killing two birds with one stone”. You get to have your daily exercise, and at the same time, you are learning something new while listening to some phenomenal podcasts. You can listen to some of those inspiring, motivational stories; learn something new about business and marketing; or read a great new science fiction book – you get to escape in another world for a moment and get your deserved break.
- Short breaks during the day
Even though a lot of people use a one-hour break to eat something and relax, Casper Ravn-Sørensen would advise a few short 15 minutes breaks during the day. And why is that? It simply enhances your productivity. Especially for you as an entrepreneur! You are having too much to do. A lot of decisions from different angles and aspects. Everything is revolving around your idea after all, right? You should just take a small break after every hard decision or a bigger amount of work done. You will feel fresher afterwards, we promise!
- Cut the number of the meetings right away
According to our angel investor, shorter meetings bring better productivity on the long run. It is better to have shorter meetings during the week. Those that last 15 to 30 minutes top and actually have a purpose. Than to hold meetings that last forever, with empty talk. You should just keep it practical, concise and quick. Just like Twitter and Snapchat. Social media really shows the society we are living in and we should embrace that lifestyle. It’s now or never.
- Reorganize your tasks
Smaller and simpler tasks should be done right away while boring tasks can be done once a week. It sounds a bit like you are procrastinating and not doing everything on time. But you have to think about yourself and give yourself some space. You have so much to do.
- An hour of social media a day
Choose an hour a day for social media and news you need to check so that you would keep in touch but not exaggerate in being logged in and checking the notifications – or else you might as well hire a personal assistent on Upwork to help you with those thing so that you can concentrate on your inspiration and your working goals and she/he can give you some head-ups around what is going on in the world and on your personal profiles. It can also solve your problems of the boring tasks to be done in the passage above.
- Dialogue rather than a monologue
Open dialogue rather than a tension on the workplace between the co-workers enhances productivity and saves a lot of time. No one should be afraid of saying something one has in mind. Make a working-place environment comfortable and free of any prejudice. You are a strong individual but so are the people that are working with and for you. If you show respect to everyone’s meaning and think about the possible suggestions, something good will come out of the whole thing.
- A good mentor…
Could help you and advise you on how you should organize the time you have, and that is where Casper Ravn-Sørensen kicks in. You can start by reading the different guides on this blog, or visit the other sites he has a part in. All the links are on the bottom of the text.
Everything that is happening around you, you should be able to see from the positive side at first. Its not just making things easier for you, but for the people around you as well.
You should get to know yourself and your body.
When are you most productive during the day? When is the peak of your energy?
That is the point where you should do the harder tasks, since you are the freshest at that point of the day. Organize your day in a way that you are doing longer and harder tasks when you feel the best. And when your energy is soaking, you should do the short and quick ones.
- Stop crying over spilled milk!
It is simply not worth it. Everyone, and young entrepreneurs the most, have something they are sad about. Some mistake slipped out and something went wrong. Maybe everything went wrong but here you are now, searching for new possibilities, trying to start again. Trying to make the world great. Again. There is no point in overthinking about the things that have happenned. Just move along. As Rafiki from The Lion King said:
It doesn’t matter it’s in the past. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it, or learn from it.