You’re not supposed to know what to expect
There are constant unforeseen challenges in life that can vary from simple fixes to ones needing major damage control. The reason companies can compensate for loss of sales or any other problem that may arise is the ability to plan before the unforeseen happens. Having a backup plan for your backup plan is one way to stay on top of an infinite workload.
Mia realized she was going into a state of comfortability since she had her intern to fall back on if the workload became too much. What she failed to realize was that Sofia wouldn’t be there forever. Keeping up with the work in front of her and not over promising to complete multiple things at one time, Mia stayed organized and worked out a plan that best fit her ability given the circumstances.
According to the Huffington Post, the best way to execute new projects, complete goals, and fulfill one’s vision comes down to time management. There are four benefits of time management you can notice right away or over time:
- Less Stress – This involves any anxiety that can arise from the unpredictable. Being ready for the unexpected will make any changes proceed smoothly.
- Spend Less Money and Time – If you plan it out, there will be less time spent on correcting mistakes and less money is spent to make the change.
- Stay in the Moment – This relates back to having less stress and keeping focused on situations at hand and current problems.
- Stay True to Your Word – Knowing that you’ll be able to stay true to your word and keep deadlines will contribute to accountability and mutual understanding between clients and yourself.
Just knowing all of this is not enough, however. The next step is to know where you need to be more proactive. Plan time for growth and change. The bottom line is to be productive in anything and everything you work on. This helps you to stay on top of the workload. As said by the founder of the Personal Development Industry, Paul J. Meyer,
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
Scheduling out time for projects or simple small changes can make a world of a difference. If there is too much on your plate, Cutwing Marketing will make that load easier to manage. In the next part of this blog series, we will check back in with Mia at the beginning of the fall term to see how she managed. Contact us today for a consultation and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more content like this. Until next time!