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.
You are highly intentional with your use of time and do everything to avoid wasting it. You know that to effectively grow your business, you need to set challenging goals. Your monthly or quarterly business goals are a key tool for you in prioritizing your daily work. This helps you avoid spending too much time with lower-priority “busy work” (such as responding to emails and DMs) or getting distracted by “shiny objects” that don’t have relevance to your big goals.
You have a very structured approach to managing your business. You understand the value of planning and want to spend some time in advance to make sure you are taking the right path towards your business goals. Thus, you are rarely caught off-guard and are able to approach most situations well-prepared and in a timely manner. You have set up systems for your business, which makes it easier for you to keep track of tasks and information effectively.
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 having clear goals are critical to keeping your business on a success track, remember to maintain a degree of flexibility as situations evolve. Regularly review your business goals and projects to see if they are still serving you best. Don’t blame yourself for having to make adjustments – staying nimble is not a failure. Also, avoid striving for too many goals simultaneously. Rather than burning yourself out by spreading too thin, be deliberate about which goals you choose to deprioritize.
Watch out for excessive planning and organizing. Even though systems and processes are necessary for managing your business effectively, there is a limit to how heavy or elaborate they should be. It should be aligned with the complexity and importance of the project or area of business. Make sure tweaking your business systems doesn’t end up stealing too much of your productive time.
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.