Are you busy from the time you wake up until you go to bed, if you go to bed? Yet tasks never seem to get completed. Don’t give up on a task until you have seen it to completion. Finished with the client proposal, then send it to the client, or print it out for your upcoming meeting.
Start tracking what you work on each day, and what excuses you use for not completing them.
“I kept getting interrupted”: Prevent interruptions, close your office door, turn off the ringer on you phone, make yourself unavailable.
“There is not enough time to finish”: Start reviewing your schedule, chances are you are overbooking yourself, if most tasks are not completed because you don’t have time, you need to cut back and be realistic.
“I’m just to tired to finish”: Again you are probably, overbooked, trying to do to much and not giving yourself enough time to rest and recharge. You really do need to sleep!
“I just don’t feel like doing it”: Ah motivation. When you are tracking what you work on, pay attention to what parts of the day you get the most done. Plan on completing tasks during this part, or parts, of the day.
I wish you success!
Being in charge means that people come to you with questions, problems and suggestions. Having an open door policy creates an inviting and open environment for your employees, but it can also create a non-productive place for you.
Letting people come in and interrupt you at any time, can be a disaster when you are trying to complete a task, or have a deadline looming. Those interrupts often take you into a different thought process and may even take you away from the task at hand completely.
When need to focus on a project, have a deadline requirement or just want to complete something, give yourself permission to close your office door, and work! Your employees will understand and respect the closed door and realize that while the door is closed you are off limits.
Getting into the habit of giving yourself the time and environment to be productive in will benefit you and those around you!
I wish you success!
Playing to your strengths is one of the most effective way for ADHD entrepreneurs to create more time in their day. Business people with ADHD tend to spend precious time trying to figure out how to be efficient and effective in every aspect of their business.
By letting go of that need to handle everything, you can focus on those things that you do well, and help your business grow. This might mean shifting some of your responsibilities, or hiring people to do some of the task that you find tedious or difficult, remember if the ADHD brain does not find a task interesting, it will have a tough time finding motivation.
Knowing how, and being willing to delegate is valuable for the ADHD professional, people don’t mind hiring someone to cut their lawn or paint their house, so why are they reluctant to hire someone to do job related task?
Remember, PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS!