We’ve all been there. A mega-popular show that everyone is talking about and you’re left out in the cold because you’re not following along. Maybe it’s Downtown Abbey. Maybe it’s OITNB. Maybe it’s GoT. Whatever it is, most people feel like they can just carve out a weekend and catch up by binge-watching dozens of episodes in a row.
Here’s my radical idea: while this is technically possible, it’s also not always that much fun. Why not? Because you feel like you HAVE TO catch up. It’s not watching for the pleasure of it. It’s watching so you aren’t left behind. Where’s the fun in that?
How, you may ask, does business relate to this? Well, many entrepreneurs have one area of their business that they always leave till the last minute, or neglect until they just can’t afford to anymore. Maybe it’s sending invoices. Or filing tax documents. Or writing your newsletter. So then you spend several days focused on nothing but catching up on that one task. You neglect everything else. And you realize that you’re not having any fun.
While the object of business is not necessarily fun, at the same time, you shouldn’t have to waste your energy in double-down drudgery. So how do you make sure everything gets done and you don’t have to play catch-up? Project planning.
Put on your project manager hat and map out a time and deadline for each and every task. Make sure you’ve got a little wiggle room for errors and adhere to that schedule.
What if your strengths don’t lie in project planning? Hire an online business manager to create project plans for you. She can help strategize deadlines, contract team members to help, and chart progress.
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