Do the work

do the work. get shit done.

This is the time to do the work. This is my year of #GetShitDone.

Entrepreneur life doesn’t always go as planned, and there are times where I really spread myself waaaay too thin. The funny thing is, I don’t actually recognize when I’m sinking until I’m already deep in shit. True story.

I’m learning to delegate. I’m learning to ask for help. Really, I am! I swear! I’m learning to take the time and FOCUS on what I’m good at – the things I really love doing! – and paying others to do the work that I may not love, not enjoy, not be good at, or simply don’t have time for.

I still struggle with doing one thing at a time – even writing this blog post I interrupted myself by checking my email, making a call, posting to instagram, and grabbing some water… But I’m learning and trying to focus and to use my time wisely – really sit and do the work.

Here’s the bullet point list on how to get your work done as an entrepreneur:

  • Delegate.
  • Hire an assistant.
  • Outsource.
  • Use a timer.
  • Use a timing app.
  • Make a list.
  • Prioritize that list.
  • Check your email every x minutes. (30 mins works well for me!)
  • Turn off notifications on your phone.
  • Turn the sound off on your phone (check it every 30 mins)
  • Schedule your time.
  • Schedules change – re-schedule your day.
  • Organize your clients/emails/computer/dropbox/photos.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Drink *some* caffeine.
  • Schedule breaks.
  • Schedule lunch breaks.
  • Stay off social media.
  • Stay off Facebook. (yes, even if it’s your job)
  • Go outside on a break. You need fresh air.
  • Don’t allow set backs to get you down. Continue on through the storm.

Any other tips you can think of to help you focus and get the work done?




  1. February 21, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Nice list. Also….
    –Don’t even try to multitask (it’s a flawed concept).
    –Instead of just taking an outside air break, take a walk. It ups the creativity.
    –Take advantage of your own particular biological clock and use your best brain times to your advantage (e.g. I’m a night person).

  2. Jay M
    April 25, 2017 / 6:36 am

    I love when ‘make list’ is on a list. 🙂

  3. Debbie S.
    May 2, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Great list. Facebook steals a lot of time for sure. Fresh spring air is food for the lungs and the soul.

  4. Tracie Cooper
    May 3, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I love these tips and your hashtag is spot on!

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