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About Entrepreneurial Discipline

Have a good filing system. Locating important papers or tracking your follow-ups is extremely hard to do if you do not have a good one in place. If you are working alone or have limited space, file items in order of importance, set reminders to review them and be sure to mark them as complete. Consequently, this will help you remember what you are currently working on or what has yet to be started, especially if you easily get distracted. Marking items as complete also provides a sense of accomplishment. Trust me; a check mark can go a long way when your to-do list seems to get longer and longer.

Dedicate at least one hour of your peak time (the time when you get your best work done) to follow-ups. Good follow-ups instill confidence with your business partners or clients because they can count on you for a timely response. Even if you do not have a definitive answer, the fact that they know you are working on it speaks volumes. Following up also ensures that you and your clients are on the same wavelength in regards to their products or services.

Let’s face it; we have all had those …