Introverts version of the achieving entrepreneur success: “Working all day (and night), guzzling coffee and not speaking to anyone is the way to succeed.”
Extrovert version of the story: “Go talk to everyone, try to sell everything/ anything and attend all events”.
There’s a time for talking and a time for doing. The key to entrepreneur success is to make both as productive as possible. From extensive research, painful personal trial and almost comical errors – here’s an actionable checklist of things to do:
Firstly, and crucially, your ideal day actually starts the night before:
In the morning:
In the afternoon:
In the evening:
WELCOME TO YOUR MOST PRODUCTIVE DAY EVER! Entrepreneur success!
Small note on choosing where to work:
I personally do not believe in offices – especially open plan ones, they were created by some evil talkative boss who never had to focus on anything!
Yes we have them for some of our team but everyone has opportunity to be VERY location independent. Being at a desk from 09:00 to 17:00 does not make you productive or equate to entrepreneur success.
However, choosing what environment you work in for specific tasks is a great way to unlock productivity. This means, if you need to read some information for example, go and sit in a quiet coffee shop or library. If you need to write a presentation, wait until you’re on a 1 hr train ride for that focus and definite deadline. Making calls in the garden? Why not, you can walk around and be in nature (barefooted ideally to connect with the world…)
What did your most productive day look like? What strategies do you have to get in the zone when needed?