If there’s one thing you can be sure of as a business owner, it is that you’re never going to have more than 24 hours in your day.
You have unique skills and offerings you want to serve your customers. But unless you set the right goals, get organized, and prioritize your time and tasks appropriately, you’re going to waste a lot of time hustling without success.
Your ability to build a business that brings you the success and freedom you’re looking for boils down to your ability to manage the precious time you have productively.
This personalized report has been created based on your Productivity Type Assessment (PTA). It gives you targeted advice on your strengths and areas for improvement to become more productive and effective as a business owner.
The Explorers are known for their never-ending ideas and high intellectual curiosity. Rather than setting fixed goals or creating detailed plans, they enjoy the freedom of exploring different possibilities and being able to shift from one idea to the next quickly. When they need to finish a project, they tend to do it quickly, not worrying too much about the process or details.
You have a ton of ideas for your business and like to maintain a degree of creative freedom to explore them when inspiration strikes. You embrace change with curiosity and can quickly adjust to shifting situations and demands. Your clients and partners value you for being so ready to help and promptly responding to their requests.
You push yourself to find the fastest path to results. Instead of striving for perfection, you can distinguish what is really essential to avoid wasting time on unnecessary work. Your clients and partners can trust you to deliver projects on time.
Although being flexible and ready to adjust helps you stay nimble in your business, not having clear business goals defined can backfire. Not being clear on what you’re prioritizing each month or quarter, you can easily end up spending too much time on “busy work” (such as responding to emails and DMs). You might also get distracted by “shiny objects” and fail to finish what you had started. Also, beware that if you’re too quick to react to demands from others, you will likely spend most of your time working on someone else’s priorities instead of your own.
Overlooking the importance of systems and processes to manage your business, will likely result in your business backend turning into a mess. Not having systematic ways to organize your information, tasks, and data will cause you to drop balls and lose precious time looking for things – not to mention making it hard to delegate anything effectively. Devoting some time today to properly organize your business backend will likely save you MANY more hours in the future.
Beware of rushing too much. Being too quick to finish things carries the risk of doing your work incompletely or inaccurately. Sometimes taking a step back or giving things some time can yield new insights that bring better results or you might find that something wasn’t worth pursuing altogether
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I am a Finnish productivity systems strategist who helps female service-based entrepreneurs ditch the overwhelm and reclaim their time with tech-powered productivity systems.
I have previously built a corporate career in strategy and business development – building and running strategy and business processes for large and global companies. Instead of pretty paper planners and productivity “hacks”, I blend corporate-grade best practices with powerful tech tools to create coherent and effective productivity systems.
When I’m not nerding out with the latest Kanban tool, you can find me playing with my two small children or practicing yoga.