It can be hard to stay focused when the sun is beckoning…
With the weather getting warmer and the days longer, it’s easy to start thinking about summer holidays instead of the day-to-day chores of running your business, so here are our top five tips from Kinex to keep your business in shape as summer rolls around…
1.Get strict with your time management
Putting things off and hesitating to do tasks can be a problem at any time of the year, but it gets even worse when the weather starts improving. Do you sit there, wondering about what holiday destination to go to? Often thinking of what to do with your children over the summer holidays? We mean, you could look into all those emails stacking up in your inbox, but why not make the most of the sunshine?
Whether you’re tempted now to do all of the things above and enjoying the great outdoors, planning your time in advance will help you stick to the tasks you need to get done. And if you check the weather forecast, you can even see when were in for a rare spell of sunshine and plan in well in advance.
2.Rethink the way you make lists
For many self-employed people, lists are just how you get things done.
However, if you’re finding it difficult to stick to what you have planned, try changing how you plan things out. Make your daily list a weekly list or vice versa and give yourself firm deadlines. With all the modern technology out there for small businesses, there’s plenty of software that can help you, a little reminder on your phone or email calendar is all you need sometimes.
3.Dream BIG and go for it
Giving yourself something big to aim for will help you get focused. Feeling busy and having something you’re set on achieving will really give you a push to get stuck into your day to day work. Some examples of goals you could set are:
Land a big client
Making a certain number of sales
Getting your work featured in the press