What are your daily tasks you do everyday in your business that make a difference in the short term and in the long term?
I am curious what the daily (to-do) list for successful business people looks like. ( want to make sure I am doing what I should do)
I dont want to miss anything.
You are on right track make list work to do before going to bad read it ,prepare if you missing any thing get up 13 min before usual time read the list again take good great fast and start the day you will get the success
Tackle big projects first
Read and respond to all email daily if possible
Return phone calls
Clean out Inbox, Outbox and do all filing
Check and update calendar
We all know that, as business owners, day-to-day tasks are bound to change constantly. Here are a few key items that I make sure to do every day that have proven most beneficial:
1. Short, daily "stand up" meetings- Enough with the boring, unnecessary conference room episodes. Assemble your team for a 10-minute session to make announcements, review metrics (important!), highlight certain individuals for a job well done, or have a moment of collective learning together (e.g. Remember sales tactic X in situation Y).
2. Be seen- As soon as you get over the hump of "tiny business," it's easy to get caught up in "to-do's" outside of the office. Make sure you spend enough time in the office each day to be seen by, greet, and engage your employees. The last thing you want is a distanced employee base, especially while you're growing.
3. Emails are rarely emergencies. Check them once a day, or twice at most. Spend your reclaimed time making sales and interacting with your customers/employees!
4. Make sure you're contantly setting goals- looking to raise sales by 15% this quarter? Write it down, put it somewhere visible, and make it happen. Short and medium term goals are most welcome. Long-term goals can be kept in a journal or someplace similar.
5. Exercise! One of the most difficult things to do as a business owner is allot enough time for personal improvement (even more difficult is justifying working out instead of making a sales call!). Trust me when I say that is makes a tremendous amount of difference. Your appetite won't nag as much, your mood will brighten, and all of that positivity will reflect on your workmanship, your attitude toward customers, and your employee morale.
Hope this helps.
All the best,
My daily task are simple however they effect both my short term and long term with great success.
I get up early, reflect on my previous day, look at what I accomplished and what could I have done better.
I then look at what task I want to accomplish for the new day.
When leading my team;
I look for the good in my people and tell them and others. Look for their strengths and work with those only.
Develop my people through out their day.
interact with my clients/customers.
Have daily meetings. The same time, the same length of time. Everyone has to be there. These meetings go over permanent information for business, and then we talk about something inspiring. I may bring up a quote or something in life to make us better as people and as a team. I bring up something that someone did great or good. Both poor performers and good.
I make my calls and emails during certain times of the day never off times.
I never sit on projects. they will build up quick.
I make sure I learn something new from an employee about their job.
In the short term, we are up 35% in sales year last year, Profit is up 150% over last year. Long term this will continue, sales growth and profitability and promotions to allow me to develop more leaders.
My company asked me at a division meeting, and this is what I told them.
I am now mentoring other leaders in my organization.
Goal Setting - every day, throughout the day, at the end of the day
Sunday night I set my weekly goals
Each morning I look at those goals and identify the 3 things I MUST do that day to achieve that weekly goal
I then prioritize those 3...and ONLY work on #1 until it is done (or I can do all I can at that time).
I then assess where I am at the end of the day, and make adjustments.
To-do list... never ends with a few notes. It keeps growing and that ensures you're in a right track experiencing the development in your business. Taking up the top precedence, reducing the time intake must be the foremost objective and that, figures out better to complete the tasks quicker.
List making ensures a better way out in any of the activities.
It's all about prioritization for me. Things always crop up during the day for me that need to take priority over something that needs to be done. So in terms of my to-do list, high priority tasks get done first, then when /i get to medium priority, I tend to do them ordered by the estimated timescales, starting with the shortest.
Don't get bogged down in your to-do list otherwise it becomes a task all of its own.
To-do lists can be different every day. The only thing that is constant in the business world is "change". But, one thing that I try to do that does help me in the short-term and in the long-term is that I try to time myself when I do certain tasks at work. For example, if I am checking and replying to my emails, I set a timer on my phone (Standard Clock App) for 15 minutes to keep myself in check. Even if it takes me longer than 15 minutes, I at least get a reminder when the alarm goes off that I need to hurry up and finish what I am doing and move on to the next task.
This technique allows me to save time at the end of the day to finish a module of a training, learn about a new technology, or help a colleague out with something, or create the to-do list for the next day.