Are You Effective or Proficient? How to Spend Your Time as an Entrepreneur
Are You Effective or Proficient?
It’s easy to pretend that you’re successful, moving from one task to the next, staying busy, on the go, making moves.
Now, due to recent work changes, I have the opportunity to lay a different foundation for my life. It’s like planting seeds on alien soil. It’s not much right now but I know that with enough care and special treatment, life will flourish.
Here’s what I keep asking myself—what should I be doing to get my projects to the next level? I’m sure a lot of people wonder how they should spend their time as an entrepreneur.
When you don’t have to clock in or race across town for an office meeting, you realize how much time there is in a given day. It sounds great, but along with the flexibility that being an entrepreneur offers, you're faced with problems that you don’t know how to solve.
What’s the most important things I should be doing today?
How should I divide up my day?
How do I know if I’m closer to making my goals a reality? (even if there's no apparent signs of progress)
How do I know when I should change my approach?
I’m not a lazy person but I don’t like doing specific tasks if there are no results. That’s one of the most defeating experiences—to work hard on something and see no result. What was the point then?
So here’s a better question—what get results? To answer that, I have to back up further. What am I trying to accomplish?
Being my own boss
Peace of mind
Accomplishment and fulfillment