With all that you must accomplish as a business owner or entrepreneur, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and that you’re not as productive as you could be. The feeling of overwhelm can become so problematic that you may feel paralyzed considering your tasks for the day or week rather than motivated to finish them. You may also struggle to prioritize and delegate tasks, which can cost a significant amount of time and money. Organizing your workdays around the concept of the Big Five can help.
The Big Five in a Nutshell
Every business owner or executive has at least five essential tasks they must accomplish and cannot delegate to anyone else. Nearly all companies can benefit when leadership focuses at least 80 percent of their time on their personal Big Five. While the Big Five list will vary from one person to the next, it should only include tasks that honor making the highest use of his or her time.
The best way to determine your personal Big Five is to write down all tasks you need to accomplish on behalf of your business. Notice how you feel when thinking about them such as dread, enthusiasm, or a feeling of resignation that it’s simply something you must do. The ones that bring you the greatest sense of passion and that allow you to use your strengths in the most meaningful ways are the ones to focus on. As company leadership, you’re free to delegate everything else.
This exercise is also an excellent way to keep you consistently productive because you’re not distracted by other tasks. Paying someone else to do them could be the best use of that person’s talents. It also frees up your time to work on things you do best and probably enjoy more.
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