I am going through what is one of the busiest times of my life right now.
All a good busy… but something I have struggled with… as do many entrepreneurs I know.
How do you focus when new opportunities come rushing at you at break-neck speed?
So how do I, and anyone else who all of a sudden becomes swamped with new work, handle this?
First thing is first… you need a plan.
1. Write down all of the projects you have to work on.
2. Estimate how much time per week each project will take
3. Add 50% to each of those numbers – reality shows that it almost always takes longer than we initially think
4. Now add up all the numbers – and divide by 5 or 6 days -you now have the number of hours a week you will have to work to keep on top of it all
5. Next, start looking at what other distractions are on your plate – email, phone calls, distractions, newsletters -and start saying NO to things. You MUST stop doing the things that won’t help you be productive on your big projects.
With 4 new companies needing 4 new marketing campaigns – I have a ton of work to do…
And reading 100 ezines a week won’t help me get things done.
Answering silly emails is another time waster
Surfing the net – got to go
Answering the phone every time it rings is a serious distraction
Sleep – ah, who needs it? (Kidding)
Need to factor in family time – make quality time for it
Not an easy task for anyone – but we are all faced with it. The question is – how will you deal with it?
Create your plan, then stick to your guns. Get used to saying no, and get used to firing troublesome clients.
And get to work!
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