Think right now about everything you're supposed to be doing right now that you're instead putting off. Think really hard about it, list it out, and really assess it. Why are you putting them off? You don't want to do them? Will you suddenly wake up tomorrow with a new feeling that you want to face those tasks that you've so been avoiding? I wouldn't bet on it.
I've seen small businesses make the same simple mistake when advertising their events a little too often. It's time to set the record straight about what they (and likely you) are doing wrong and how to fix it.
Pay gaps, gender inequality, and minimum wages have been all over the news as of late. It's a touchy subject that tends to fire up people's emotions and cause a number of heated debates. The fact is there is a problem here that does revolve around cost of living and overall income, and something needs to be done about it. Let me share things with you from my perspective.
You're an entrepreneur. You've got ideas that might change the world. Sometimes they keep you up at night. Sometimes you can't do them alone. You've got to tell someone about them, but whom? Who can you trust enough to share the idea with and know they won't take it and run with it as their own. You've heard the stories of men making millions on a stolen idea, leaving their former friend to poverty. Not you! You'll keep it to yourself. You'll make them sign the NDA. Or, if you're smart, you'll get over the paranoia.
We're human. We have a pension for being averse to work. Procrastination, negotiation, and distraction all become a part of what we do to avoid the work. Often times we expend more energy and time avoiding the work than we would actually doing the work. It's incredible, and a little asinine. Laziness stems from the displeasure of the task at hand. The problem is that it grows no fruits. Let's chat.
As an entrepreneur, I have come across many a situation where I've had to make something work and not have the proper resources. When I started my company, I was operating off of pieced together computers and out-of-date copies of industry software. I have managed to learn how to scan computers and systems by modifying software and hardware in order to work as functional diagnostic equipment. I have made a habit of finding a way when others couldn't. I improvise.
Sometimes we get super caught up in the important stuff of our day-to-day business. We have clients to meet, projects to finish, prospective clients to follow up with, social media to handle, marketing to run, and bills to pay. There is also a ton of other minutia that we've got taking up our other time. Sometimes it gets to the point where your desk looks like mine. Today, we recommend taking the time to de-clutter.
Recently, I had the pleasure of making some new friends and business acquaintances. They're awesome people, really positive, and super excited to be working with me and my company. They're young entrepreneurs who have found themselves in incredibly interesting fields. Oh, did I mention that none of them are from the US? Yet I was able to meet them face to face thanks to today's recommendation.
I've been milling over some things lately about the way we do business. It amazes me how even technology focused individuals like myself often utilize "the old fashioned way" of doing things. I still put the most important "to-dos" on paper, I still order pizza (when I eat it) over the phone, and I still buy birthday presents in store instead of online. While there is nothing wrong with doing things the old fashioned way, often it can cost valuable time. In business, that's not something we can always afford. Here are 3 tasks you need to make sure you have an app for.