As every entrepreneur should, I subscribe to Entrepreneur.com and look forward to reading articles full of insightful information that could help me not only grow, but better manage my business. One of their latest articles, titled "Optimizing Your Daily Schedule for Maximum Productivity" caught my attention. In it they list six tips that will help any entrepreneur make the most out of their time. One advice given in the article, was tip number four. Eating the frog first. What does this mean, you ask? It means doing what you hate the most, what you feel the most uncomfortable doing, first.
We will do anything we can to avoid doing the thing we dread the most. But the tasks we dislike most are usually the most important. Instead of worrying about that task all day, it’s better to “eat the frog” first". Patel, Sujan. Entrepreneur, 4 Sept. 2017 (read the full article)
Everyone has a frog or two that they avoid at all cost. In my case, I hate doing my expenses. There, I've said it. Ugh..I know, it's interesting since it's one of the services I offer but, my issue is not in doing someone else's expense, its just my own. When doing other peoples expenses, I see it as just one more box to check off. But when it comes to my own, well.. I look for every excuse under the sun to delay it.
That being the case, this article resonated with me. Doing your least favorite thing early on will make everything after it, a piece of cake! It would remove added stress and weight off your shoulders, making your day more upbeat and easier. So tell me, what's your frog? What are the aspects of your business you hate dealing with?
Here's to eating the frog first, my fellow entrepreneurs!
PS. Want to avoid dealing with your frog all together? Then get it together, get organized or better yet....get yourself an assistant.
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