For entrepreneurs, 24 hours and 7 days are very short. Sometimes we want much more time than merely 24 hours per day. Increasing time span is not possible but increasing the amount of work you get done is possible.
When you work efficiently you will be able to slip in a lot more time in the 24-hour time-span. Increasing efficiency is all about concentrating more on important things and dialing down the less important things in life. When you do that you will automatically be more satisfied with how things are progressing and things will be easily manageable.
Here are some excellent tips to increase your efficiency:
Multitasking is good? No, not really. Multitasking reduces efficiency. You can’t concentrate on three things in one go especially when your tasks require complete and utter focus. When you try doing too many things at once you will not get done anything at the end of the day. Efficiency will come when you choose a task, focus completely on it, and see it through. Therefore, don’t fool yourself about the notion of multitasking. Take one step at a time.
Be very careful when you communicate regardless of the means of communication. This will increase efficiency because you will communicate clearly when you are careful. If you need to send across a few instructions, make sure you are clear, precise, and well defined in the first go itself. Hastily writing an email or trying to explain something will cause confusion and waste hours of time.
Trying to do too much is what many people do. This is one of the reasons they are not efficient. This is also the reason why they face burnout after a point of time. Business calls for delegating. You have to start delegating in order to get more done without stressing yourself. Really efficient people know how to delegate tasks with utmost ease.
When you start timing your activities, at the end of the day, you will realize just how much time you wasted and for how long you worked on important tasks. This simple realization will help you cut down on not-so-important activities. Time your activities for a week and at the end of the week fix a schedule for yourself. Make sure you follow the schedule thereafter.
When you don’t have an appropriate plan you will stray. When the pathway is blurred, you will stumble and waste a lot of time. Therefore, it is important to plan and research beforehand. Spending some time doing so will help you save a lot of time eventually.
Efficiency is about focus.
Efficiency comes with time management. Learn to get more done by delegating, focusing on one task at a time, and timing your tasks so that you know and realize how you are spending your day.