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No matter what business I’ve worked with I’ve always run in into the question “how do we get everything done?” The size of your business won’t help you solve this issue. I’ve known of businesses that chose to downsize to cut down on the amount of work, and found themselves just as maxed out as when they were big and vice versa. If you are having trouble getting things done in your wedding business it’s because you either are doing things you shouldn’t be doing, or aren’t doing them in a way that gets them done fast.

Around 100 years ago there was a big push to bring in efficiency experts to help them get more done in less time. Well guess what, while an efficiency expert could make huge changes and really help some businesses, others found it to be a waste of money and time. As an entrepreneur you have a lot more that you personally have to do and less people to manage. So how do you get more done in less time?

Travis Steffen points out in his article on Forbes that sometimes the best fix is to take a look at the way you handle your to-do list and how you plan your day. Every person has a slightly different way that works for them to keep them on track. I am a computer to do list person. It helps me kept track of everything and I’m able to create a fluid list that includes a full list of what I need to do mixed with a day to day to do list. That might not work for you though. You might be someone who does better with a simple paper and pen version of your to do list, or a checklist version. Try different things until you find the way that is easy for you to keep track of what needs done, and helps motivate you to actually do things, and do them in the right order. What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “How The Way You Handle Your To Do List Controls Your Whole Business”

  1. I’ve used a computer list and a paper list as well as the DayTimer System…which I used when I was in my career as a Nurse Manager of a busy hospital unit. These days, when it’s only me doing it all, I prefer the piece of paper, so I can take it with me from area to area and cross off or add on. My major premise each day, though is ‘do that which makes money FIRST’ meaning, call the customers with questions, process the CC payments, get the orders taken care of, get the shipments ready to deliver, be sure that all the sewing is on schedule as promised to the customers, so deadlines are met, take the $$ to the bank and keep the books in good order! Those types of things go at the top of my list, because they ‘turn into income’ for me! I find I can ‘spend time’ or ‘waste time’ on many other types of things through out a day, that do NOT lead to making money, so I discipline myself this way!

    1. Excellent advice, JoAnne!

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