I had a helluva time being an organized blogger.
Being organized feels challenging to entrepreneurs. No business owner begins their venture from a purely organized, robotic-efficient, energy. Most need to learn these tips the hard way.
I had to learn the basic tips to organizing my blogging business….the hard way. Seems to be that way for most of us. I learned how to be organized by suffering through being disorganized. Hey; we suffer, learn how not to do things, then, change. Change usually precedes itself with some suffering. Just the way things seem to be.
Running a tight business ship seems impossible with limited resources. Let’s dissect these tips to better organize your blogging business.
Be Ruthless with Your Time
Manage your time effectively. Schedule your business day tight to become better organized with your business.
Organized entrepreneurs set aside time frames for each task. Err on allowing for less time to get the job done because work expands to fill the time allotted for the work. Be diligent with yourself. Allow for less and less time to complete tasks as your skills increase. Never allow anybody to gobble up your time with long-winded emails, wasted phone calls and silly office small talk.
Be ruthless with your time to be organized with your business.
Clean Up Your Work Space
Work in a tidy environment to feel more organized. Create a clean, orderly set up by filing papers, tossing garbage in the trash and removing distractions. Get rid of non-necessary office items which serve no specific business purpose. Streamline your operation.
I keep a lean, mean, neat work space consisting of:
- my laptop or Chromebook
- my phone
- my lap
- nothing else
Literally, I work my laptop off of my lap. My phone sits by but I barely use it. I cling to no clutter because clutter distracts focused, clear-thinking minds. Taking out the trash mentally and physically allowed me to enter into this type of prospering, higher, abundant, clean energy.
Skilled professionals handle jobs outside of your skill set in far less time than yourself. Use these valued resources to manage your time and energy effectively.
Outsourcing reduces the blanket feeling of overwhelm crippling many entrepreneurs. Feeling organized seems impossible for overwhelmed folks. Enter outsourcing. Pay people to handle specific business tasks. Feel organized, focused and calm as your personal workload decreases. No entrepreneur feels organized and energized trying to handle it all. Also, outsourcing invests money in your peace of mind. Doesn’t that sound worth it?
I actually do little outsourcing but make it a point to hand off jobs to others or to hand off jobs to Spirit, for handling by other folks-Entities. Outsourcing focuses me on what I need to keep doing to have fun, to help people and to increase my blogging success. Outsourcing also gives me the energy to stabilize myself for this long, sometimes challenging, blogging journey. Blogging becomes tough in moments. No one needs to take on greater responsibility when less responsibility makes your life – and blogging – easier, over the long haul.
Working harder and longer exhausts your body and muddles your mind. Obviously, no organized, clear-thinking, refreshed entrepreneur burns the candle at both ends. Working 15 hour days without 2, 3 or 4 break periods leads to ruin.
Set aside significant time daily for rest and relaxation. Pull back from your business to think clearly. Organize your business for success by feeling energized. Allow for a handful of work breaks during your business day. Set aside 30 to 60 minutes for lunch. Slowly consume a balanced, nutritious lunch daily. Enjoy the mental and physical break you need to be on point when you return to work.
Sleep for 7-9 hours each night. Establish an evening routine. Settle in and experience the benefits of being well-rested.
I take roughly 3-4 hours daily to break from my blogging business.
- do Kriya yoga
- do yin yoga
- power walk or hike
- spend a moment in a cold shower
every single day to break from blogging. I also watch some Netflix and/or Hulu for entertainment.
Break….or you will break. Take your time. Relax. Ease into your blogging business. Organizing your blogging business for success grows easier if you follow these basic blogging tips diligently. The ultimate choice is to make a full commitment to being organized over the long haul. Make freeing but uncomfortable decisions to be focused, calm, clear-thinking and organized in all you do blogging-wise…….and life-wise.