How to Know What to do?
Assignment is due Wednesday, exam is on Friday, your project is due next week. College classes lay out deadlines rather well. Heck, they give you all the deadlines before the school year even starts on the class syllabus. This is extremely convenient for someone who like set deadlines and getting their work done early. Unfortunately, running a business isn't quite like that.
I am that student that puts every major assignment, exam, and project on the calendar at their desk as soon as they get their class syllabus. I start working on assignments as soon as I possibly can to get them done and out of the way so I can focus on assignments even further out. This is the way I like to get things done and not feel as stressed.
When it comes to running DELU, I don't have assignments due a week from now or a month from now. I don't have a calendar of due dates as everything is changing and happening so fast. This is one of the hardest things for me when it comes to running the business (aside from accounting).
There aren't always hard and set due dates for running your own business. There can be, but it isn't like a school assignment per se, which is nice. The downside to that though, is there are things to be done and if you can't hold yourself accountable for doing those things, you will have problems. I do a good job of holding myself accountable and getting things done, my problem is choosing what needs to be done and when.
There is an endless list of things I can be doing, some less important, some more. This is where I need the discipline to create my own "syllabus". I need to lay out the specific tasks to be done and a timeframe to do them in. This helps me keep everything organized and make sure I am getting things done when I want them to be done.
Keeping things organized and setting "due dates" keeps you on top of things and ensure you are doing what you need. There is a lot to do and limited time. Pick the important tasks, make a list, and follow that down the path to success.