SOMETIMES you have a chunk of time in your work day that’s too short to start a big task but too long to waste on Facebook.
Here are some ideas to make you use them like a boss:
n Send an email to a previous client to say hi and to ask how things are going.
n Schedule the following day’s/week’s social media posts.
n Clear out your inbox.
n Make a mindmap with all the business ideas that have been in your head for a while but haven’t found a home yet.
Take them for a walk on paper.
n File all the expenses receipts you have tucked in your purse,bag, or notebook.
n Close your eyes and visualise yourself clearly at your next goal.
n Clear your workspace.
n Set yourself a goal for the next hour/day/week/month.
n Meditate. You’ll be much sharper afterwards.
n Plan your next blog post.
n Revisit your plans for the year, realise how much you’ve done so far and prioritise what’s left.
n Read an inspirational business blog or listen to a short podcast and get motivated
n Make your colleagues a cup of tea or coffee.
n Chase up an outstanding invoice or three.
n Contact one of your suppliers and give them feedback.
n Create a questionnaire for your clients about what they read, where they shop, how they spend their free time etc
Use the information you gain to plan future marketing campaigns.
n Notice all the energy-sapping aspects about your regular workday and do something about one of them.
Dreary office? Bring in a plant or colourful picture to brighten things up a bit. Slow wifi connection?
Call in an expert to get it sorted.
n Arrange an informal meeting with someone you met networking and got on well with.
Maybe you could create a joint venture together, or help each other out in some way?
n Dig out all those business cards from the bottom of your bag and enter the details into your database.
n Go for a short walk. Change your scenery and feel the boost in creativity that gives you.
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