De-Stressing Your Online Business

3 solutions you can use Starting Right Now

What if you could save an hour a day starting tomorrow? That’s 5 hours or half-day off per week.  Imagine finishing your week before noon every Friday without worrying about all the stuff that didn’t get done.

You can do all of that when you put these 3 solutions in place, and you can do it right now.

The time these simple systems can save you when you use them consistently is phenomenal.

Effective project management.

 If you’re still managing your team with email and phone or Skype messages, it’s time to change that.  Things get lost, messages are forgotten (or never received), and balls are dropped. Not to mention all the time you spend sifting through your endless list of emails for that one piece of information you need.

Sign up for Asana today and start putting all your projects there instead. Doing this helps you create one place for everyone to look for tasks that are still outstanding.  You will also be able to tell at a glance what needs your immediate attention.

Simple documentation.

Do you find yourself reinventing the wheel every time you have to write a new blog post, upload a video to your post, or record your podcast? Taking 5 minutes to document the necessary steps so next time you have to this task (or better yet, when you hand it off to a team member or VA), they’ll be able to work out what needs to happen quickly. This will help by creating fewer mistakes, not to mention the task or project will get done much faster.

Use time blocking.

Take a look at your calendar and start making appointments with yourself. Decide when you’ll check email, check social media, and when you’ll work on client projects, then stick to the schedule. These self-imposed deadlines will not only force you to get the work done, but they’ll help keep you focused, so rather than wasting time responding to emails or on Facebook, you’ll be working on your business.

They all can be set up in an afternoon—to get you started.

One hour a day is just the beginning, but you have to take action and stay focused. You have to put in the work first before you can earn the rewards, but the benefits will be sweet.  Once you see how well they work for you and your business, you’ll wonder how you ever managed before utilized these systems to de-stress your business.

How do you de-stress your day?  What solutions do you use that works best for you? I'd love to hear how other entrepreneurs are making it through their day with less stress.