If you are finding it difficult to stay on task or focus, consider adding to your routine an exercise regimen. Also scheduling non-work activities can compel one to focus on getting the essentials completed.
Networking – Be Prepared!
If you are going to invest time and money in networking, be prepared. Make sure you have a 30-45 second pitch and practice it. If you have employees representing your business, make sure they are prepared and even get them to do the pitch to you and other employees. Watch what others do and learn from those you consider to be professional. Networking can open doors but it can also cause those doors to be shut in your face and double-locked!
At the End of Every Quarter
At the end of every quarter, put a bit of time aside to go back through your calendar or diary. Review the meetings you’ve had; with prospects, clients, colleagues, advisors. What’s the learning, and which should do more of in the future? And which need a nudge from you now to make sure the actions agreed are progressing as you intended? And who should recognise and thank now for making something happen?