Exhausted at the end of the day, but wonder if it was worth it?
Think that items on your To-Do-List are multiplying like rabbits but the hours in the day are shrinking?
Systems and Schedules are Key to a Creative Life
Here are 5 awesome resources on priority management that I often recommend to clients:
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Too many entrepreneurs start a business because they are chasing the next great way to make money. In his book, Start with Why, Sinek makes a case for recognizing why you want to create your business first. Not only do you need to know your why but you need to understand how it is unique to you and your vision. Knowing your why then drives your business system and priority management.
EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches Dave Ramsey takes you through the development of a business from start to finish and he doesn’t leave anything out! His principles are well thought-out and proven successful. He includes a whole section on how to set priorities. No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Guide to Time Productivity and Sanity While Dan Kennedy is an entrepreneur who is managing a large scale business, many of his management tips are still worthwhile for the solo-preneur. Some of the most important ones are:
- Self-discipline is the secret sauce that makes you unstoppable
- Recognize and avoid the time vampires that want to suck you dry
- As an entrepreneur, your time is valuable–plan well!
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less I’ve read this book over and over. The author makes a great case for simplifying your life and your business. Less is truly more.
Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time This book addresses time management from a very unusual perspective. Vaden maintains that many times we waste time by being too efficient and focusing on the wrong thing. His system for setting priorities is unusual and effective. In the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey, setting priorities and creating systems will one of your biggest challenges. How you handle that challenge will determine the success of your business.
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