You probably have a lot more free time than you expected, now that many people are staying home. But how can you stop procrastinating and use this extra time to work on your business?
Here are 3 great ways to stop procrastinating and move forward as a young entrepreneur.
- Get focused.
Feeling overwhelmed about starting your own business? Does it seem like you have a hundred ideas for your next product or service?
It’s normal to feel like you can’t do everything when you start working on something new.
Your job, as a young entrepreneur, is not to make your project perfect. Your job is to make your project possible.
Here are a few tips to stop procrastinating and make getting started doable.
- Break down your project into small pieces or small steps.
- Write down each step.
- Use your phone’s calendar app to plan specific times for completing these steps.
- Start with the easiest step or the task that’s most appealing to you.
- Focus on one small step at a time.
- Work publicly.
It’s easier to procrastinate when you’re alone, especially now that many people are staying at home as much as possible, due to coronavirus concerns.
It’s harder to put things off when you feel like someone is watching you.
You can still stop procrastinating by working in public even if you’re at home.
For example, you could post daily or weekly goals on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Or you can call or text a friend and ask that friend to help keep you accountable for meeting a goal.
- Treat yourself…after you meet a goal.
Connecting activities you don’t like with ones you enjoy is a great way to stop procrastinating and get things done. You can reward yourself with your favorite music, game, TV show or video.
However, don’t push yourself to be perfect. If you’re meeting most of your goals, you’re well on your way to building a successful business.
Final Thoughts on How to Stop Procrastinating
There’s an old Chinese proverb that states, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
You’re much more likely to stop procrastinating and take your first step when you:
- Get focused.
- Work in public.
- And treat yourself after meeting a goal.
Following these steps will help you keep up the good work and grow your business. For more resources on improving your business habits as an entrepreneur, take a look at the Rising Innovator’s Resources Page.