To maximize your productivity as a lifestyle entrepreneur, there are certain habits that you should adopt into your daily routine. Adopting these habits will allow you to minimize the amount of time you spend working on your business (without sacrificing its growth and success), and still have time to enjoy other areas of your life
1. Setting and reviewing goals daily
To succeed in any business, setting and reviewing your goals is key. Most entrepreneurs are already goal oriented people, but where many of them fall short is in writing down their goals and tracking their progress towards those goals regularly. On the other end of the spectrum are entrepreneurs who set too many goals, but fail to make any real progress towards any of them due to overwhelm or procrastination. identify your most important project or priority for that period.
2. Proactively seeking new ideas and inspiration
Successful lifestyle entrepreneurs are constantly seeking new ideas to grow their business. They regularly consume content that educates them and also inspires them to strive for new heights. With thousands of books, blogs, and podcasts available today, there is definitely not a shortage of content to consume. If you haven’t already, make it a habit to consume new content on a daily basis.
3. Maintaining high levels of energy
Unless you’re already at a point where you can run your business working only a few hours per week, you are likely working long hours, evenings, and weekends to build your business. This is perfectly normal during the initial growth stage of your business, and all entrepreneurs have to go through it. There just isn’t a substitute for hard work.
Your physical health has a direct impact on your energy levels, and your energy levels have a direct impact on your creativity, focus, motivation and productivity.
4. Committing to high standards and integrity
The barriers to entry to entrepreneurship are so low that practically anyone with a laptop can start to make money by selling products or services online. It also isn’t very hard to position yourself as an expert, which unfortunately means that a lot of self-proclaimed gurus are making money by selling mediocre advice.
The entrepreneurs who succeed long-term, they hold themselves to higher standards. They have integrity. They spend their time building a sustainable business.
5. Focusing on income-producing activities
There are many tasks involved in running a business, but not all of them are considered income-producing. A task that is income-producing has a direct impact on revenue for your business. Successful lifestyle entrepreneurs spend the majority of their time on income-producing activities. Other tasks that are essential to running their business, but that do not have a direct impact on their income are delegated to someone else .
6. Constant and never ending improvement
The final habit that highly productive lifestyle entrepreneurs have in common is their commitment to constant and never ending improvement. This is especially important in the world of online business, where we experience technological changes and advances on a daily basis. New programs, software, tools, and platforms are being created all the time, which is why it is so important to constantly be testing new tactics and strategies to grow your business.