Do you work long hours but feel like you have nothing to show for it? When you’re managing your own business it’s very easy to get caught in a cycle of working hard, but is it necessarily productive work?
The truth is, many of us have fallen into bad working habits and don’t make the most of the time we have available. But the good news is, with a few tweaks, it’s possible to utilise your time far more effectively.
The reality for most of us is that we start our day by checking email. This can be a very unproductive habit as we end up wasting our most valuable hours replying to emails and fighting fires. A better habit to cultivate is to start your day with a bang. The beginning of your workday is when you’re most likely to feel alert and this is a great time to tackle the high-impact work that will help move your business forward.
Most time management experts will advise you to schedule specific times during your day to check and respond to emails so that your inbox isn’t setting the agenda for your day. So, why not try starting your day by tackling pre-planned work that’s strategically important to your business. Once that’s out of the way you have plenty of time to check email and catch up on meetings with staff members, safe in the knowledge that you’ve already made real progress that day.
Managing risk for your business is one area where it really pays to be productive. We know how overwhelming and time consuming it can be to research options for insurance services for your business. At Bonded NZ, as business insurance brokers, we specialise in helping businesses like yours manage risk. Give us a call today and let us do the hard work for you.