Every small business owner understands full well the importance of growing their business in their efforts to attain their long term business goals and objectives. Starting a small business certainly has its challenges and one of the biggest challenges of all, in addition to time, is that of focus. Focus plays an important role in productivity, growth and success. Without focus, it is impossible to perform necessary tasks and ultimately achieve business goals and objectives. Understanding the significance of focus and how to avoid the everyday occurrences that destroy your ability to focus, will help small business owners to enjoy both creativity and productivity at levels much needed to succeed.
There are a variety of common culprits that can inhibit focus and creativity and the folks here at Tax Alternatives are committed to providing our valued clients with the insight needed to avoid these very culprits. For starters, clutter is probably one of the biggest of all culprits. Clutter destroys focus simply because it can cause great distractions and can minimize productivity levels. If your office, in your small business is piled high with multiple projects that you have yet to accomplish, then surely you are familiar with the common feelings of stress and anxiety both of which reduce focus. In addition, your messy desk and unorganized office will cause you to lose focus simply because these types of surroundings can crush and destroy your levels of energy and motivation.
To avoid the clutter crisis, start each working day by dedicating a few moments to clean up and organization. Organizing items by priority and by project will certainly help to reduce clutter and enhance motivation and creativity throughout your work day.
In addition to clutter, taking on the concept of multitasking can easily destroy your focus. When the new small business owner attempts to ‘do it all at once’ the tasks can be quite overwhelming and certainly counter productive. Starting a project and following it through to the end is an especially productive work concept that small business owners should give practice to. Though many people feel multitasking is a good thing and a skill in and of itself, more often than not it yields negative results and surely it limits the number of projects and tasks that can be completed in a day.
Instead of multitasking, try grouping your many projects or tasks into categories and accomplishing one category of tasks at a time. Try implementing a routine ‘task performance’ schedule so as to be able to accomplish necessary tasks. For instance, set aside a specific hour each morning to reply to emails or phone messages, and yet another specific hour each day to give focus to your calendar, social media platforms, blogging and the likes. By implementing a routine ‘event calendar’ you are sure to accomplish far more tasks daily and see them through to completion.
Finally, it is never a good thing to forget the goals and objectives you have set for yourself. Without a doubt forgetting what you have set out to accomplish will directly affect your focus. It is important to create a chart of all your goals and objectives so that, regardless of how much stress may come along in the course of your every work day, you will not lose sight of your long term dreams and aspirations. When you lose sight of your goals, you easily lose motivation and focus as well, which, as we all know, does not reap positive results. Updating and monitoring your list of goals will not only help you feel accomplished and self confident about your business, but indeed will help pave the way to achieving those long term goals and that sought after business success.
At Tax Alternatives we are all about our clients. We recognize there are not enough hours in a day to accomplish all the tasks needed in your daily efforts to grow and build a successful business. With that said we offer a wide range of services for small business owners that not only clear up the time you need to give focus to sales, marketing and advertising, but provide you with accurate resources and tools you need to accomplish all your goals. Contact us today for a free consultation and introduction to our many small business services and let our highly skilled team members help develop the perfect strategy to accomplish all your business dreams!!