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How to Plan Your Day as an Entrepreneur? Successful entrepreneurs set aside the first few hours of a day for doing high priority tasks to organize the entire day

By Kamalika De

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Entrepreneurship demands long working hours, sometimes even most harrowingly long. Have you ever wondered what makes the entrepreneurs reboot themselves every day, manage the priorities and eventually become successful in what they do? They plan every single day in a well-thought manner to put things in order.

Do you consider yourself as an entrepreneur? Then to become successful in your entrepreneurial journey, you should know about the routines most entrepreneurs execute daily. Today's article is all about highlighting those daily routines and suggesting you how to plan your day as an entrepreneur.

Here you go:

1. Do Higher Priority Task in the Morning

"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," Laura Vanderkam, a renowned author and speaker, wrote in her bestseller book "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast".

When it comes to entrepreneurship, one must follow this philosophy. Successful entrepreneurs set aside their first hours of a day for doing high priority tasks to organize the entire day and increase overall productivity.

Rachit Jain, founder and CEO at Youth4work, suggested, "Starting a day early is very important. If you reach early in office, the first 1 hour you can get at least half day's work done".

"I find old-fashioned Diaries as the best means of keeping up with the never-ending & ever-expanding list of tasks and priorities that you have as an entrepreneur. Keep a diary and try to look at the list of tasks the very first thing when you are in office," Jain added.

2. Keep Updated With Industry Trends

Keeping up with the industry trends is highly necessary for an entrepreneur to get success in the high-paced business world. This way an entrepreneur stays aware of what consumers are doing and what they are interested in. Being an entrepreneur, you should make it a point to follow publications and influencers in your industry every day. You should also go through industry research and trends reports.

Remember, trends change industries every single day. Thus, you must take some time out daily to know what's coming around the corner and evolve your own business alongside in order to stay competitive.

3. Motivate Your Team

Zig Ziglar, an American author and motivational speaker once said, "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."

Successful entrepreneurs always follow this saying for their team members.

Why?

A team is the greatest asset of a company and nothing can be achieved without it. Only entrepreneurs can lead their team members to greatness by motivating them daily.

"For me, it's never a mistake, it's always a learning! I try to inculcate this as a culture in my team. And trust me, it not only opens creative minds but also makes them ready to accept challenges and take risks," said Ronak Thakkar, CEO and Co-Founder of Translate By Humans.

If you want your team fire on all cylinders, start motivating your team daily.

4. Plan Your Next Day

Preparing for the next day before hitting the day can help you keep things organized and increase overall productivity. When you set a to-do list for the next day before going to bed, you get an instant head start, as you won't have to spend time on thinking what should be done after waking up in the morning.

It completely depends on you in which way you are comfortable making your to-do list every day.

Rachit Jain opined, "Tech tools make it either too simple or too complicated for any manager to list too many tasks or keep a track/update the status." Thus, Jain prefers old-fashioned diaries to make a to-do list every day.

Organize your day around the important things- making the business move forward and realizing your dreams. Follow this brief guide and make the most of your each day as an entrepreneur.

Kamalika De

Freelancer, Entrepreneur India

An independent writer and journalist, Kamalika De regularly contributes to various leading online platforms. She has founded DoQuickly to offer simple hacks to do things quickly.

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