6 Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Manage Their Time and Stay Productive

by Chris Giorgio | May 14, 2015 | Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are their own bosses. They have to take care of everything on their own, and they have to manage their lives in order to be successful in their business. That’s the reason it is extremely important for entrepreneurs to be able to manage time and stay productive.

So, how does an entrepreneur stay motivated? How can he or she manage their time efficiently? Of all the qualities of an entrepreneur, time management is one of the most important. Let’s take a look at some effective tips for productivity and time management straight from some of the most successful entrepreneurs out there.

1. Don’t Waste Time

Great entrepreneur Dan Kennedy believed that the time that others are wasting gives you an upper hand or edge over them. So, when others are wasting time, you can show productivity and be on top. Manage your time in such a way that you are focused on your goals and are working to achieve them; long term or short term.

2. Don’t Rush Things

Entrepreneurs cannot make huge mistakes because at the end of the day they have to bear the losses on their own. That’s the reason entrepreneurs should take calculated risk. Do not rush into anything for the purpose of achieving it because this way you are just going to incur a huge loss. The former NASA rocket designer Peter Turla believes that one should rather be slow and achieve greatness instead of trying to complete a task in less time and ruining everything.

3. Set Your Priorities Straight

All of the great entrepreneurs the world has known were passionate about their dreams and put their dreams ahead of everything. Bill Gates spent his school days working on computers. He worked hard to break the codes and turned his dream into a reality. What did he do differently? He was clear about his priorities and stayed true to them. That’s what you need to do if they want to be productive and successful.

4. Be Specific with Your Daily Routine

Unless you know what it is that you have to do, you will be unable to feel motivated. So, make sure you have a day-to-day schedule with you and you prepare your mind for the task of the next day. When you are specific about your daily activities, you will be more willing to work and stay productive.

5. Don’t Let Failures Get In Your Way

Many entrepreneurs have unrealistic expectations and when they face a failure, they feel unmotivated. To avoid situations like these, make sure that you feel positive about the outcome. Take an example from the greatest entrepreneurs like the late Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Cuban. They all faced failures but they were passionate about making their dreams come true, and that’s what kept them productive.

6. Invest In Your Dreams

Anyone can spend a lot of time working on something that they are passionate about. However, not everyone can invest in a cause and get results. This is the quality that all of the great entrepreneurs possess. They indulge in what they are working on, and above all, they have a plan. So, all of their efforts and time are not going to waste.

Of all the problems entrepreneurs face, time management is one of the biggest. But if you possess the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, you will have no trouble managing time and staying productive.


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Chris Giorgio is the President of Fully Accountable. Fully Accountable is an outsourced accounting firm specializing in eCommerce and digital businesses. Chris has served as a CPA, CFO and has over 14 years of experience in the accounting and finance industry. Chris has dedicated his career towards helping entrepreneurs and high-level business owners achieve greater profitability through specialized outsource accounting functions.


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