• At the start of the week, try to forecast any problems that might arise and come up with a tentative plan to deal with them.
  • Each morning ask yourself what tasks you absolutely must accomplish that day and focus on these objectives.
  • Realize you are in control of your schedule, and don't let other people get you off track.
  • Plan ahead. Try to piggy back some tasks and group other activities.
  • Don't forget to take a break. You'll accomplish much more if you're mentally refreshed.
  • Most important, learn to say no! You have to realize sometimes you just can't do it all.

Excerpted from Get Smart: 365 Tips To Boost Your Entrepreneurial IQ