For some entrepreneurs, waking up early to get tons of things achieved comes naturally. But for some people, the early hours of the morning are their best sleep times and they wouldn’t want to trade it with anything. So, if you belong to the second category, you can still get a lot done just like your counterparts who rise early. Find out how.
Discover what Works for You
You shouldn’t trade quality sleep with waking up early to get things done. Of what use would it be if you force yourself up by 5 a.m. or earlier and can’t achieve anything because you are sleep-starved and grumpy? The key is to know what works for you. If you are more at alert during late hours and perform optimally at such time, then go ahead and maximize your most productive hour.
Be Prepared to Make up for the Hours You Were Sleeping
Be ready to get to work as soon as you wake up. Therefore make sure you have the tasks for the day all drawn up so that once you wake up and freshen up you can get to work immediately. You should set times all through the day when you devote quality time to attend to your daily business tasks.
For instance, you can set blocks of time for making and returning calls, working on proposals, and attending to different tasks depending on the nature of your business and the roles you play. These routines kick off the moment you wake up. This way, you can achieve maximum efficiency.
Really, when people wake up doesn’t matter much, it’s how they plan their day after they wake up that matters more. You should also learn to delegate and outsource tasks to help make up for the time you spent getting quality sleep.
You Should Put the Right Systems in Place
Succeeding in business is easier when you set up strong and effective systems. Such systems help you maximize your time regardless of when you wake up or start your business day. Along with a great team, excellent systems help you to sleep in and not worry much about what work needs to be done.
Another important thing you should do is to find out the tasks that are worth your attention in order to move to the next level. For some entrepreneurs, such tasks are high-leverage activities. Then, you can outsource or delegate admin and other day-to-day routines.
If you find yourself constantly meddling with repetitive tasks, then something is wrong. You need to dig to the root of the issue and get it resolved by setting up a system that effectively solves the issue.
As mentioned earlier, you should rather spend the time you have when you wake up on strategic planning, sourcing investors, networking with industry leaders, and doing other more important tasks.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams