To go from where we are now to where we want to be in a simple and effective way is tricky for many business owners.

For many of us we can feel overwhelmed, confused and let’s not forget good old procrastination.

And if we want to move our business forward it pays to have a handle on a simple way of gathering and keeping momentum at completing tasks that help us achieve those bigger goals and ojectives.

And getting more done doesn’t need to be as complicated as we believe.

In this blog, I’m going to share with you one of my favourite ways to sky-rocket my productivity.

How to get started at becoming more effective and efficient

I’m going to start off by assuming you know what objective or goal you want to achieve.

We’re going to start with the humble post-it note.

As a business owner, I’m pretty sure you have them, in a variety of shapes and colours and are unaware of how the power they have to helping you to plan and track your goals.

They sit there, quietly, on your desk day in and at out waiting for you to realise their potential to sky-rocket your productivity, your efficiency and goal getting power.

I love my post-it notes. They have changed how productive I am and they help me to get results by being small, sticky and well, by being there when I need them.

And let’s not forget there’s electronic versions of them too, if you prefer to use them. 

How to use your post-it notes to become a super-duper productive and effective business owner

Time to unleash your productivity with post-it notes,

Use them to plan and track your goals by doing this:

  1. Write where you are now on one post it note
  2. Write your goal on another post it note

Then write down all the steps you need to take to achieve your goal on individual post its.

Put them where you can see them

Be as creative with your ideas as you like.

You can use a wall, a door, a table, a desk, a window, a notice board – any space you need to have your ‘where you are now’ post-it, the steps you need to take postit notes and your end result, your goal visible – on a post-it.

Here’s one I prepared earlier:

Want to get more done? Simple and effective method for business owners to be more productive

As post it notes are re-usable, write your tasks in pencil so you can erase and use again.

You can then arrange your tasks so they have a flow to them and remember to have tasks that are in small, manageable bite sized chunks.

How does this system work if I have a team?

If you have a team or a VA to help you then the following is a great way to begin allocating tasks to other people.

Take sheets of A4 paper and write headings on individual sheets – each heading to be the name or a category of what needs to get done.

You can now start on those post-it sized tasks and once you start removing them or placing on your ‘DONE’ board you will soon get super excited working towards that goal.

THAT goal you possibly thought was far to mahoosive to achieve.

So go on! Get planning and make stuff happen!

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