3 Steps To Completing your Project
Do you ever feel like there are a million things you want to do? It seems at times like there is never enough hours in a day.
That’s when it’s more important than ever to prioritize your projects.
The million-dollar question is how?
How do you decide which projects need to get done first?
There are a variety of ways to accomplish this. Since everyone is different I’ll share with you 3 tips that might help.
First you need to write down what this project will accomplish and when you will complete it. There has to be a reason why you are starting this project. Define this first.
Second – Consider the long term affects of your project.
For example I may decide on creating a business video course that seems to be the best fit for my clients.
The next thing you know I’m at a networking event and people are talking about needing to learn wordpress!
My priority now changed from creating my time management course to getting my team together for a wordpress project.
I prioritized based on the feedback I was receiving.
There are projects that may seem to be important one day and the next day (as happened to me) it changed!
Third – You need to make sure you don’t let distractions get in your way.
Let’s say your schedule for the morning has you working on social media but you start checking your email and sorting things out. The next thing you know you’ve lost your morning! Sound familiar?
Distractions come in many shapes and sizes.
At times these distractions “seem” to be important but you have to step back and re-evaluate it.
Ask yourself if this is a pressing issue that has to be handled now or can it wait till you are finished with what you are working on.
The challenge is knowing when to put these somewhat “pressing” matters on the back burner.
That’s why I have my handy calendar. I put down my projects (in pencil) so I can readjust if needed.
Don’t sabotage yourself. Here’s what I mean.
If you know the children are getting home from school at a certain time don’t plan on being in the middle of a project. Make your schedule accordingly.
If you are a working mom with young children plan on getting the bulk of your project done while the children are napping.
Running a business with small children is challenging but you can do it when you schedule your work time properly.
This may mean getting up early in the morning and or staying up late in the evening.
Here’s a tip when you prioritize that I find helpful.
Ask yourself if this project will help you achieve the other projects you have slated later on down the road.
I have my goals written down for what I want to accomplish for the year.
I call it my game plan. I know what courses I want to create and what my other business strategies are.
From the clients that I work with I know what they are looking for when it comes to starting and running their business. My goal is always to help them take their business to the next level.
By having my game plan I can continue to monitor where I am and what adjustments I might need to make.
This helps me prioritize and yet remain flexible enough to switch gears when necessary.
I also have a system for the way I accomplish my projects.
Start putting your system in place with the three steps above and then add to it!
What do you find helpful when you start a project?
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