Being an entrepreneur means being on your toes most of the times. You are constantly running around, interacting with clients and building your knowledge base. Amidst all this chaos, if you are not well organized and meticulously prepared, you can lack behind. Even the minutest details can break or make you in the process.
Hence, we bring you a few hacks that will assist you on a daily basis.
Remember, it is all about how you perceive it!
- Stressed out? Use the 10 years test: Will this matter in 10 hours? 10 days? 10 years? Probably not. This usually helps to put things in perspective.
- When you’re networking for business, go with a colleague or friend. That way you can start off every conversation by introducing your friend, and that gives you something to chat about.
- Hop aboard the ‘yes’ train. When you’re trying to persuade somebody, get them to say ‘yes’ or agree with you a couple times before making your request. They’ll be more likely to say yes again as to stay consistent.
- Study people who fail as to not make their mistakes.
- Become a mind-reader. If you want to get a gist of what somebody is thinking, copy their body language. You’ll start feeling their emotions and get a better view of what they’re thinking.
The 10-Second Hack
Are you anticipating the answer?
Use this when you’re procrastinating and delaying your work. Set a rule for yourself to do the work—prepare documents, scan through your accounts, make your weekly plans—after counting from 10 to 1. This tricks your mind into action. It works almost every time.
- Email and communication
Multitasking may seem efficient on the surface but may actually take more time in the end and often involves more error. Brief mental blocks created by shifting between tasks can cost as much as 40 percent of someone’s productive time.Set up an auto-responder for ALL forms of communication. Check your messages at 9 AM, 12 PM and 3 PM. The times are subjective but the delays of responding when someone wants your attention are not.
- Win through actions, never through argument: It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. You can never change others’ opinions by explaining verbally. Don’t explain verbally, demonstrate instead.
- Take care of mobile version of your website: In May 2016, Google announced that the volume of search queries from mobile devices has exceeded the volume of queries from desktop computers. This means that if people are looking for information about your company on the Internet, it is likely that in their hands at that moment is a smartphone or tablet. By the way, keep in mind that Google now gives priority to issue those sites that are optimized for mobile devices. And do not forget that they are much more convenient when you need to find out the opening hours, address and telephone number.
Be smart, sensible and social.
Accommodate changes, complexities, and challenges.
Dream, believe and achieve.