Effectivity is something that almost everyone now lacks these days. Despite advancements in technology, some still find themselves unable to grow, and be effective in the right way. This is mostly caused by the lack of practice when it comes to efficiency.
Efficiency should be one of the characteristics that is developed from the very beginning. To become an effective entrepreneur, an individual must develop important habits that will give him the skills of an entrepreneur. A highly potent, and successful entrepreneur in the field of business that he/she chose to be in.
Be the Early Bird
“The early bird catches the worm,” is a very old saying, dating back to the late 16th centuries. But regardless of its age, the proverb is still rings true in today’s world. See, rising early gives someone the luxury to start their day right. It lets an individual get their blood pumping and keep their minds sharp, giving them the edge that they need to get ahead of the game and beat stress by being one step ahead of it.
Getting Enough “ZZZs”
Professional entrepreneurs want to emotionally be available, sharp, and hands-on with their careers. Without sleep, they would only be the exact opposite of what they want to be. They’d only feel tired, stressed, and burnt out, because lack of sleep decreases tolerance in frustrations and an increase in emotional reactivity. Managing sleep, and making sure getting enough of it, is a vital process in achieving effectiveness.
One of the biggest killer of effectiveness is the lack of curiosity. When a person is no longer curious, he/she tends to stick with what is familiar and safe. They tend to stick with what is stagnant, hindering their growth, discouraging them to take risks, making them miss various opportunities. Successful entrepreneurs are always curious, and they constantly have new questions in their heads, always seeking and searching for better outcomes. Their habitual curiosity makes them open, and eager to learn, to new things, giving them an almost limitless supply of creative reservoirs.
Envision New Futures
Everyone has a vision deep inside of them, but not everyone makes an effort to make their vision come true. This is where the difference between professional entrepreneurs, and amateur ones, become apparent. While the amateur loses vision as quickly, the professional finds a way to keep it. Effective entrepreneurs are naturally innovative, and they all crave to be in a perpetual state of learning. They are the dreamers who do their best to make their dreams come true.
Practicing the Art of Scheduling
Time is a very important currency, and should be treated with the utmost respect. There’s only so much that a person can do, and he/she would realistically be unable to give all of her attention to everyone and everything. Scheduling is another important skills of an entrepreneur, allowing them to objectively plan their day out, and how much they’ll be spending and on what. Effective entrepreneurs schedule their vacations, their priorities, their breaks, and their working hours.
Write a Journal
As plain as it may sound, successful entrepreneurs do write journals. Writing is one of an entrepreneur’s way of allowing themselves to open up. In the journal, they’re able to write down the things they haven’t done, their aspirations, the person they want to become, etc. Writing in a journal helps entrepreneurs speak their minds, therefore making them more emotionally available during important decision making moments, big changes in the company, and more.
Simplicity makes everything much more bearable, and it helps keep our eyes fixed on the target. Simple routines help entrepreneurs avoid taking on ridiculous amounts of workloads, which are way beyond what anyone can tackle. Stress levels are kept well balanced as well, for the act and mindset of simplicity discourages worrying about what other people think, getting too attached on a project, and expecting too much of a perfect outcome.
Train Yourself to be Versatile
Versatility is something that people often neglect as a trait, or characteristic. But successful entrepreneurs know the importance of being able to roll with the punches. The ability to change direction at a moment’s notice can drastically increase the chances of success for any businessman, or businesswoman. Versatility teaches an individual to be calm, to strategically act on the issue at hand, to be resourceful, and to think outside the box to discover the most appropriate answer.
According to Steven Pressfield “The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits…” For entrepreneurs, effectiveness is one of the traits that shows the contrast between a novice and a veteran. For professionals, effectiveness isn’t just some measly side trait that can be cultivated later.
Sharon Kaibel is a performance and productivity coach. Sharon helps business owners create the strategy, structure and systems to build and grow a profitable business. Join her Closed Facebook Group, the #ACHIEVERNETWORK for the community, resources and trainings to become an extraordinary achiever.