Every entrepreneur can achieve a lot through hard work, but when you do everything with commitment and persistence you are able to exceed even your own expectations. In 2016 you can rocket your business with a lot of work, but you can also do these 10 effortless things that can help you to achieve exciting results.
Stop multitasking – or at least do not do it the way you do it now!
If you want to save yourself valuable time, you should forget about multitasking. It simply does not work – the only thing it does is to switch your focus between things, which can actually make you waste time, not save it.
Keep the meetings short
Don’t let endless meetings to take all of your time. In order to do so you should try to keep the subject of every meeting on point. Keep it simple and invite only the people that should be there – this is the key to having productive meetings, which actually bring results.
Listen to your critics
The times when you listen to people comment on your work is not the most exciting experience, yet it is very useful to listen to what your critics have to say. Don’t take everything personal. Just make sure that you are listening to the right people, whose opinion can help you to improve your work, to become better at what you do, to get inspired and motivated.
Choose to accept challenges and to take them as opportunities. Think about all obstacles as ways to become better. Say “Bring it on!” and give your best. You may be surprised by the things that you can achieve if you are brave enough to take the step.
Become better listener
Before you speak, be ready to truly hear what the person in front of you has to say. Don’t rush. Improve your listening skills and soon you will be able to enjoy better conversations, to have more productive meetings and to establish stronger connections.
Network, network, network
Make this year the year of establishing meaningful connections and valuable business relations. The best place where you can meet new people, to get inspired and motivated by world known mentors and to enjoy a beautiful venue is the upcoming Startup Turkey 2016 Conference. Learn more about the event here.
Take care of your health
Listen what your body has to say. Make better food choices, include more natural movement in your daily routine, relax more and limit stress – these are just some simple things that you can do to make your work performance even better, to feel and be healthier.
Learn something new every day
Try to improve your skills and knowledge. Read books, watch movies or listen to inspirational and informative TED Talks. Make room for new knowledge in your daily routine and it will sooner or later pay off.
Don’t be afraid to take tough decisions
Don’t be afraid to be tough when you need to. If you have to let a bad employee go – do not postpone it. Don’t be afraid to speak up your mind, to say No when you mean it. Don’t hesitate when you should be certain.
Do what you love
Business requires many sacrifices and needs a lot of work, which is not always as enjoyable and fulfilling as we would like it to be. Trust your gut, do what you love every single day and try to spend your time with fulfillment so you can be sure that your startup is really making a difference. Be happy along your entrepreneurial path and you will see better results in everything that you do.