The New Year comes full of promise and hope for smaller clothes, tidier homes, sugar free diets and worn-out gym passes. But what about your work life? How can you make that more efficient? We’ve put together a list of four top tips to help you get the most out of your working day:
- Prioritise your day when you get in. Most working people wear more than one hat – especially if they are self-employed or a small business owner. Use your calendar to keep you advised of financial deadlines and set yourself reminders and tasks. Do this in a way that works for you, it’s OK to prefer using coloured bubbles to a straight bullet pointed list – as long as you get the stuff done!
- Understand what you’re good at and what is a waste of your time. Is struggling with spreadsheets or writing long bits of content taking up far too much of your time that could otherwise be spent on actual money-making work? Now is the time to do the sums on the cost of your time spent doing those things you struggle with vs the cost of getting someone else to take the hassle away and do them for you.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Service providers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and budgets. There is loads of help out there when you ask and lots of it is free! We offer a free chat to all those who want to go over any marketing issues (just call or email via our contact form to arrange a meeting) and when we need help we have an excellent local Chamber of Commerce and would highly recommend looking up your local Chamber as an excellent starting point.
- Stress Ye Not! OK this might sound totally obvious, but it’s very easy to become a slave to stress when at work. Planning and preparation can really help get on top of things, which is where we come back to prioritising your day. The more relaxed you are in your role, the better at it you will be.
As with most resolutions, there is a much higher probability of it working if the original goal is achievable. At Ask for the Moon we aim to deliver the stars with our marketing, but we do that by finding the right path to get there in the first place.