THE ENTREPRENEUR CLEANSE
With various sources of stress, every entrepreneur needs a cleanse. However professionals in marketing, public relations, media AND communications may need to learn how to take a serious chill-pill with vitamin CALM-THE-HECK-DOWN. According to Forbes “The Most Stressful Jobs of 2014 ” public relations ranks #6 and event coordination #5.
Yeah. We know. You are all leaders in these various industries. But frankly you may have to LEAD yourself to a chair, breathe, and declutter your life a bit.
We have a few tips to help entrepreneurs keep the stress level down and aid in the detoxing phase.
- Bow out (gracefully) of any extracurricular activities that are going to exhaust you | Chill a bit on attending every single quinceanera, bar mitzvah or the faaji (means party in Yoruba).
- Identify core and/or daily activities that consume a large amount of your time | Ensure you have a system in place for each activity. Try to identify tasks under each activity that can be eliminated or consolidated with others.
- Clean off your desktop | Create and name folders, with subfolder for all of your assets.
- Clear your inbox | Create (at max) 10 main folders and file away emails and ensure you limit your inbox view to no more than 25 emails at a time. Also, if you can pick up the phone to call people (eliminating the back and forth in emails, please do). Technology is cool, but HUMANS CAN BE SO MUCH MORE FUN. Try it.