The initial phase in the construction of a business is the phase that requires the most effort because as much as we can work, we do not collect any results. In the following phases, the results often act as a stimulus and offer an idea of the right way to act. Planning is often the most important step as it provides a comprehensive view of the activities to be carried out.
To help you manage your workload and hit your objectives, here are 6 steps to prioritizing and reaching your goals:
- Collect a list of all your tasks
- Identify urgent vs. important. Use priority management and time management tools such as the Eisenhower Matrix, the diagram of Gant and the Pomodoro technique to get things DONE
- Assess value
- Order tasks by estimated effort
- Be flexible and adaptable.
- Know when to cut.
A bonus for the road: when you get depressed, tell yourself that you could be one step away from giving up but you could also be one step away from succeeding as well! Willpower, adaptability, flexibility and stress management are key. Moreover, it is essential to know yourself and be able to identify your needs.
Good luck with your business project!
Post written by Atef Khemiri and Arcangelo Cortese