A startup calls for a lot of effort and time even before it is actually set up. The most critical skill for a startup founder is managing time.
Time is often referred as the best resource. As a startup founder, managing time is important to accomplish business and personal goals. As they say "people are not busy ,just they don't know how to manage time".
Below listed are a few time management tips for a startup founder
1. Maintain a calender
Every activity that has to be done for any particular day must be included in a calendar or a journal. This makes sure that nothing is left undone. Maintaining a calendar will help you to prioritize the tasks for the day.
2. Assign task to colleagues
Assign tasks to your colleagues, this will save you a lot of time and also finish off work much quicker.
Do only those things that will help you reach your goal. Telling ‘no’ sometimes is good because this reduces unnecessary pressure and saves a lot of your time.
3. Find your productive time
Every person is productive in a particular time of the day. For some it may be early mornings and for others it might be late nights. You should try to utilize this time to get more output with less time.
4. One task at a time
It is always good to focus on one thing and get it done right than doing multiple things and not getting any result.
5. Save time
Unless and until it is very necessary to meet anyone in person, try and have most of your meetings through calls. This will save a lot of your commute time from your place to others.
6. Avoid Distraction
Try to avoid distractions at workplace. We all know that is not necessary to always pick calls or respond to that random mail in your inbox.
7. Utilise time
Utilize your breaks in an effective way to connect with colleagues and people that might be of some help for your startup.
8. Peace is important
Get some ‘me’ time for yourself. In this time do things that make you feel relax. A relaxed mind can wonderfully affect your work.
Start your day early than usual. This will give you some time for self care and help you plan your day ahead.
Well, even after using all the above techniques Things may not work out so take a full break from the work and go out for a vacation!