Instead of being reactive, try to be proactive. Proactive people concentrate on aspects that can be changed, whereas reactive persons are frequently driven by emotions generated as a result of intense reactions to stimuli. Consequently, they devote a lot of time and energy to life areas they can’t control. So how to start? First and foremost, keep promises made to yourself and others. Determine your objectives – begin with the most achievable goals and then, set more demanding ones over time. Soon, you will take the bull by the horns and enjoy being responsible for your own business which is a perfect determinant of proactivity.
Being well-organized is the key to effective work! Plan. It doesn’t necessarily require buying a professional planner in a leather cover that costs an arm and a leg or downloading “the app of the year” with a monthly subscription fee which definitely isn’t dog-cheap. A simple note-taking app or a traditional paper notebook and a pen will fully suffice. Some people prefer plain A4 pieces of paper or small sticky notes. It’s your call! Checking the completed tasks off the to-do list is one of the most enjoyable parts of this work stage, so the object you take your notes on isn’t the most important, unless you are an aesthete.
Make sure you prioritize the tasks – put the most demanding and urgent ones on the top of the list. Not being able to complete all the planned activities on a given day isn’t the end of the world, however, it’s worth keeping in mind that your to-do list shouldn’t be too ambitious, so avoid putting there jobs that aren’t likely to be completed in one day.
If you aren’t able to perform given tasks on your own or can barely do it, commission them to professionals. If you’re just beginning your dropshipping adventure and your budget isn’t sizable enough to outsource jobs, ask for help.
Take breaks – they don’t mean that you are a lazybones. Just the opposite – short breaks can have a beneficial impact on your productivity. Take a break and sip on your favorite tea, listen to the singing of birds, play with your dog, go for a walk or take a few minutes to read a book. The most important part – when relaxing, don’t think about the performed tasks or the ones that are still on your to-do list.