In episode 24 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small, I had a great time talking with Grace Marshall about the strategies you can use as a micro-entrepreneur, to help you become more productive, more focussed and happier with your choices.
This week’s guest
What we covered in the show:
- Intro with my top tips for productivity
- time boxing and chunking
- asking if the task is necessary to your business and ask who is it serving?
- having a ‘no meetings policy’ unless it serves your agenda
- using public announcement for accountability
- setting boundaries
And then on to Grace with:
- Aligning your focus, passion and energy, and managing your mindset
- Getting started when you’re feeling overwhelmed
- using brain dumps
- deciding what needs your focus – what you can park – what do you need to let go of?
- creating space and ‘choosing’ vs feeling ‘you have to’
- understanding your own values
- Some things you may think aren’t productive actually are!
- regenerating, thinking time, re-strategizing
- Recognizing the ‘guilt’ factor and how in large doses it disempowers and distracts you
- time is your friend not your enemy
- have a TaDa! list not a ToDo list
- making magic doesn’t always take a lot of time
- Reference to the apps todoist.com pocket.com
- Being mindful and having strategies to improve your ‘state’ and energy levels
- Starting with the hardest tasks first and earmarking the most important task for the week
- Having a weekly review, making proactive decisions, knowing what makes you ‘your best you’
- Managing a ‘multiple-ideas’ personality
- Motivating yourself with a ‘champagne moments’ folder
- It’s up to you to ‘take your time’
You can find out more about Grace here:
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