There are always days that are slower than others. What do you do with those days? I personally relish the time I have to implement my ideas uninterrupted. Just the thought of knowing I don’t have to respond to emails or phone calls is a relief in and of itself. It lends to a pleasant work flow and your ideas can blossom unhindered. You can also get caught up on the not so pleasant tasks that all Entrepreneurs have to deal with at some point; this is especially true if you’re a Solopreneur. A wise use of your down time might be to do the following:
- Take an examination of your books; no not your romance novels; your bookkeeping. 🙂 It’s important to be on top of fiscal matters in your business and when there’s down time, you can concentrate on figures much better.
- Do electronic and maybe paper filing. Get rid of duplicate folders, files, etc. and create new ones for projects you want to implement soon (see below)
- Categorize your ideas; decide how much additional manpower or hours you need to bring them to fruition; attach a deadline to at least 2 of your new ideas.
- Of course if you’re caught up on everything, just use your down time to get some rest. Entrepreneurs know that no matter how much rest they try to get, new ideas are always popping up, as most of us are very creative. If that’s the case, just refer to the previous bullet point (see above) and use your down time wisely 🙂
How do you use your down time? Please share with other readers in the comments.
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