We all know that entrepreneurs are really busy individuals and they always have to do something or other, and most of the time it’s really something very urgent. The plight of an entrepreneur is constantly like moving pieces – leading initiatives, organizing activities, implementing the planned stuff in the right order, etc.
Entrepreneurs always spend their time on important things which are really understandable, but some more critical tasks should be done. They do not come under the ‘urgent’ category still; they are something vital.
In the midst of the busy schedule, creating time for these not urgent but essential tasks is really very difficult. But they can be managed with the little shift in mindset. However, for a better dream, create and thrive as an entrepreneur we need to shove the very urgent tasks a little bit and make room for the less urgent activities.
1. Brainstorming for your next business
It is essential that every entrepreneur should be loyal to the business. As an entrepreneur, you have lots of opportunities and chances for adventures. So, why not explore when you have the opportunities in your hand? If you always spend time in extinguishing the plans for your current business, you will never get a chance to plan for the next business.
Don’t ever limit your potential or prevent things from taking place. Just keep on brainstorming about your next business moves and see what happens.
2. Planning for your next product
The main factor is introducing new products into the market. The better product you can develop the more sales you can expect.
Let’s take a small example – you are successfully running the business accompanied by a strong customer base. You are planning to serve your customers better by providing them with the new unique product. And this is the right thing that you should do as an entrepreneur because it will help you to grow your business.
So you have to plan cautiously and accurately to launch your next product. You have to keep on adding something new to your product line in order to hold the attention of your customers. You can never expect to keep a hold on the market share with your existing line of products.
In fact, if you need any sort of extra fund for that, you can make plans and approach for the various fundraising methods. To know more about this you may visit fundraising sites.
3. Mentoring someone
If someone has ever mentored you, then you would definitely understand the power of entrepreneurial mentorship. There are lots of people who would like to learn from you. If you come across someone, then don’t hesitate to mentor him. He can be your co-founder, employee or a friend.
Always try to spend some time with such people who want to learn from you. Remember, mentoring always serves a two-way purpose. You can get to learn a lot of things as well as you will have someone with whom you can actually think aloud.
4. Strategizing your business move
It is not possible to say that every entrepreneur has been a born market, but one can say that every entrepreneur has some exclusive marketing ideas up on the sleeves. As for the studies, it has been found that some of the eminent entrepreneurs in the world are not skilled at technology, business or products, but they are simply excellent in only one factor, i.e., marketing.
In reality, if you can innovate the process of your marketing and spend time in dreaming and brainstorming, you can also get to experience the same success level as Steve Jobs.
5. Studying the human behavior
Every entrepreneur should learn how to study the human behavior. The time which you will spend on studying the motivation psychology, development, behavior and cognition of people – will never be wasted. You will able to understand your customers better and serve them exactly in the way they expect from you.
You will able to understand what they want from your organization and how you are you going to provide them with it. You will able to understand how to make selections and take decisions in the right way.
Last but not the least, you will learn how to face conflicts as well as the accurate procedure of mediating the same.
As a businessman, you cannot strive in the market without networking. Although the term seems to be little artificial and smarmy, still it is something which is really essential for establishing a strong business. You need to establish a strong connection with similar people in your field for striving in the market. You must have heard that no business can strive on an island, so you will have to make connections and be social.
There are several ways of networking and today; social media plays one of the best networking channels for everyone, including entrepreneurs.
7. Taking off time
This activity is really not an activity and of course, does not fall under any specific business activity. But it is equally important like the above business activities, which I have already discussed. Take some time off in a week or month. On these days or specific hours, simply switch off your phone and stay away from any sort of business activities.
You need some time to unwind and unplug yourself and do something different. When you actually take some time off for yourself, you can get time to think for some creative ideas that can ultimately help you in your business.
You can even learn something from the experiences you can have on these days, which can add to your business insight for being a better entrepreneur.
You have tons of things to execute but finding out time for the essential activities which are must for being a proper entrepreneur is really essential for thriving in the long run. When you can manage to take out 10 minutes from your busy schedule to read this post, I believe with a little shift in your mindset you can also get to manage some time in your hectic schedule for these little less urgent tasks.
Always keep in mind, it’s all for your benefit. It is you who will be benefited and not someone else. So, ultimately you are doing everything for yourself!