Thinking about how to better your business is a never-ending thought process. You’re always coming up with ideas to better it or build it up even further from the ground.
But what are you doing about the strengths you have in use? What can you do to make a schedule that would maximize the strengths you use every day?
These are questions I ask myself every day and something I want to answer in this article. We need to come up with a schedule that prioritizes strengths to get more out of our businesses daily.
But how can we do that? How can we make a daily to-do list that prioritizes the strengths we have while working on ones we aren’t as good with? Let’s break down an answer to those questions.
1. Think about your daily schedule when it comes to your business.
What tasks do you want to take care of during the course of the day? Think about what you would do for your business in one day. If you have a certain schedule for these tasks, what is it?
Is there a deadline for certain tasks in your day? What about the tasks you need to do each day? Think about those when coming up with your daily schedule.
Do you take calls with clients during certain parts of the day? I’m sure you answer your e-mail at some point in the day as well. I want you to factor in that, too.
Think about taking some time off during your day for lunch so you can take a break. You could even take a solid break for a walk in the park or through your neighborhood.
2. Take a look at your strengths and how they play into daily tasks.
What strengths do you use each day when you’re going through your schedule? Do you even think about these strengths or is it unconscious?
How do you use the strengths you use during these tasks? Are you better at sales calls or are you better over e-mail? You should consider this when making your schedule.
You should build your business off of your strengths rather than something you need to work on. Building a business out of strengths is better than one you dread working at each day.
3. Think about the most important tasks and strengths you’re using.
What tasks are the most important for you? What tasks do you need to complete immediately or as soon as possible? These are the tasks you need to get done first.
If you work on these tasks with your strengths, then you’re doing the best you can. It will end on a positive note as you come out with your best work.
The more important the task, the earlier you should work on it. You can work on other things later in your work day once you finish those tasks.
4. Come up with a schedule that maximizes your strengths.
You want to make sure you have a schedule that makes you work on things you’re good at. You also want a schedule that helps you work on things you aren’t so good at.
If there are certain tasks that aren’t important, you can outsource those to other people. If these less important tasks involve things you aren’t good at, then outsourcing is a great way to go.
You want to make sure you’re giving these tasks your full attention while also giving it your best effort. You want to end up with your best work, even if you aren’t turning that work in to someone else.
5. Always build on the strengths you have or could work on more.
There is always room for improvement when it comes to your strengths, even if you think you’re perfect. You could always get better at something in the long run.
If you find that your strength is in copywriting, then write a certain amount every day. If you find that you’re great at editing, edit a certain amount of material every day as well.
You can say the same thing for things you aren’t as good at. If you need to work on something you aren’t good at, keep working on it until you are good at it. Don’t give up on it out of frustration!
Gaining a Stronger Clarity
Building a business based on strength and your passion is the best thing you can do. Prioritizing those strengths means you are being the best business owner you can.
Build on the strengths you already have but also, work on the things you consider to be weaknesses. Your business will be much stronger for it in the long run.
About the Author
Lisa Fourman is the founder of Mystique MGMT, where she is a freelance writer in the mental health niche. She is focused on ending the stigma associated with mental illness since she has social anxiety disorder herself. In her free time, she can be found on social media or outside.