Lesson #6: Lessons for Entrepreneurial Success (Maybe, with Hard Work and Luck)Prioritization methods mentioned in Lesson #3 are great for knowing what you need to do. The next challenge is making sure you get it done. Whether you work in an office or from your kitchen table, getting into a workflow and remaining undistracted can be challenging. Here are a few tips:
Your phone is not your friend:
Schedule email and messaging app:
Like Scar from the Lion King, Be Prepared:
Create Intentional Distractions:
Staying focused is important, but so is giving yourself a break. Don’t let boredom or random events dictate when you give your brain a break. Schedule 15-20 mins every few hours to go for a walk (as they say, sitting is the new smoking)1, check your social media feed, meditate, or whatever you want to do during that time to give your mind and body a break. There’s a reason they gave us recess as kids, the entrepreneurial mind needs a chance to stretch and relax.
We all have different audio needs. If you need a quiet space, close your office door, book a meeting room, or go to a library. But if you’re like many, music or background noise can help keep you in the zone. Try websites like Noisli for customizable audio combinations like white noise, cafe sounds, or a rainy day. For those of us who like a little music, build a playlist that will help you focus. You can find our playlist link HERE.