3 Daily Habits Of Successful Entrepreneurs
Don’t let your day run you.
Being an entrepreneur can often be very hectic, which is why it is important to build a daily routine. Amidst all the busyness and uncertainties in an entrepreneur's life, having a routine allows you to always make sure that no matter what goes on, you get the important things done. It is the consistency of daily habits that yields long term success.
Here are Argona’s recommendations for every entrepreneur:
Journaling is a great way to help you stay on track with your goals. Writing down what you intend to do each day and then writing down what you actually did is a great way to hold yourself accountable in getting work done. Being able to track your progress daily also allows you to get an outside perspective of yourself, to see if you are slacking off in certain areas. It is also a great way to plan your day out to make sure you get the most out of the day, being as efficient and productive as possible.
Deep Work First
Prioritizing your toughest tasks of the day first is the key to a productive day. Doing this allows you to use your brain while it is fresh with energy and not run down from various small tasks throughout the day. This practice allows you time to come back to your less urgent work and sets your day up for success. Prioritization is key for early-stage businesses to accelerate. It’s often very easy to be slowed by various administrative tasks; but prioritizing your needs at the beginning of each day allows you to align your focus.
Meditation can be a very helpful and useful tool for everyone, but especially entrepreneurs. As mentioned previously, being an entrepreneur can be very chaotic. Being able to meditate daily is great to combat the stress and anxiety that comes with this career. The nice thing is; this can easily fit into a schedule! You can do it virtually anywhere, and all you need is yourself. Studies from The American Psychological Association (APA) have shown that meditation can help reduce stress, improve your memory, and increase your focus. Marc Benioff, Salesforce founder, says he meditates everyday, a practice that Steve Jobs inspired him to start, and he recommends this to all aspiring entrepreneurs.
Overall, being in control of your day and your time is key to productivity. Using the practices mentioned above will help you control your day and make the most out of it. You can’t just try this for one day and expect to see all of the benefits; it's the consistent use of these practices that builds up the compound interest to yield results.
Run your day!
Author: Nicola Wood