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4 Ways To Focus As An Entrepreneur

When you leave the corporate world or at least leave your boss behind, staying focused as an entrepreneur can be somewhat challenging at the best of times, particularly if you work from home, and online. Here are 4 ways to focus as an entrepreneur written by Susan Strayer for Upstart Business Journal. I’ve only presented the first one as I can wholeheartedly relate to it, but every point the author mentions is so incredibly true so do go on to read the entire article.

1  Avoid the downtime spiral. 

Focus As An EntrepreneurNo more commute. No more required 9 to 5. No more endless executive approval meetings. It’s amazing how your calendar opens up! But it’s also easy to fill because initially, you have the perception of having more downtime (at least until you really get the business cooking). All of that flexibility means you can visit Mom and Dad during the week, or extend that weekend by an extra day. But it also means you quickly turn well-deserved downtime into wasted time. Instead, schedule your downtime in a way that works for you. I’m not a morning person, so starting my day at 10 a.m. is a gift. The ability to go to the gym in the afternoon means I avoid the morning and evening rush times, but that also means I keep working well into the evenings, sometimes until 2 a.m. Aim to get a certain minimum amount of work hours in every day—and recognize that it’s likely to be more than you were clocking in before.

Click here to view the whole article on Upstart Business Journal

Which one was your favourite out of these 4 ways to focus as an entrepreneur? Like the author, Susan Strayer, I’m not a morning person either so it’s too easy to sleep in, and work late when I can concentrate best. Whilst this may have worked well at university, it doesn’t work so well in the working world as we have time restrictions within which we need to work. I also particularly appreciated the last point entitled Be Free From Being An Entrepreneur. Many Entrepreneurs to have a tendency of living and breathing their business 24/7 but it’s so important to step away from business to enable your mind to refresh – and to be less boring to others around you!

 

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