Make a plan… for everything
The need for good planning as an entrepreneur is one of the most important aspects you’re going to uncover. You aren’t going to have a boss, no one to tell you what to do, no one to looking over your shoulder. One of the hardest things to do is staying on task and the best way to do this is plan plan plan!
It goes without saying that you should have a business plan in place with short, medium and long term goals. However, daily and weekly planning is just as important. I personally break my 5-day working week into ten sections, an AM and PM for every day.
From here I try to fill around 5-6 boxes with the things I MUST get done during the week, leaving me 4-5 boxes free where I can schedule meetings, phone calls or get any other jobs done that might pop up.
Learning to say “No” to people is important to. If someone’s wants your time and your slot is taken, then it’s taken. Most people can wait and unless it’s for a good reason stick to your routine.
This said, don’t be limited by your plan. If a great business opportunity comes up, decide where you can move your “must” jobs too. You should still have some free slots available so use them.