Stop Wasting Your Time and Start Getting Productive

Stop Wasting Your Time and Start Getting Productive

Jeff Blake

Jeff is a highly experienced American expat senior executive, having worked for 18+ years in the BPO / offshoring sector. Jeff is responsible for all operations and support services performed in Manila.

19/06/2018

We all want to be more productive. Obviously. But easier said than done when you’re planning a work trip, working on a presentation, and have a flurry of meetings, emails and calls distracting you.
 
As the Country Manager of a fast-growing offshore staffing company, I always have A LOT going on. Fortunately, I have a great team to keep me from dropping the ball. Slip-ups are a big no-no for me. Even more so if you're running a business.
 
As an SME owner, how you begin each morning sets the tone for your entire day. What you do impacts how productive you’ll be as the week goes on. Unfortunately, it won’t matter how early you wake up or how organised you are if you insist on doing tasks that distract you from your two primary jobs: to grow your business and to ensure it’s running smoothly.
 
A lot of these time-wasting activities are obvious: spending too much time on social media or trying to book flight reservations. But time-wasters can also be less apparent, like going through your email or writing a blog.
 
It’s time to take back your work-life balance by outsourcing these tasks that are sabotaging your productivity:
 
Admin Work
Yes, it’s important, but you’re not being productive if you waste time on what other people learned to outsource a long time ago. Stop trying to update the database or answering every single phone call that comes in.
Solution: Hire an Admin Assistant
 
Content Marketing
In today’s world, content plays a significant part in the marketing process: 70% of consumers now prefer to learn about companies through articles instead of advertising. However, producing high quality content can take a big bite out of your day.
Solution: Hire a Content Creator
 
Social Media Engagement
Successful social media marketing programs require consistent, continuous activity on a multitude of digital platforms. If you can’t devote the time the task deserves, then you won’t get the desired results.
Solution: Hire a Social Media Manager
 
Design Work
People like looking at pretty pictures, but unless you’ve got some serious artistic talents, it’s best to leave the designing to someone who can do it better, faster, and won't steal copyrighted images from Google.
Solution: Hire a Graphic Designer
 
If you’re a business owner who’s used to going the solo route, delegating and outsourcing menial to major tasks may prove unnerving…but it’s a necessity in order to reclaim your day and become more productive.
 
In your business, which activities do you think should be assigned to someone else to be more productive with your time? Share in the comments below.
 
If you’re ready to ride the outsourcing bandwagon but not quite sure how to go about it, call me and let’s discuss how the Satellite Office offshore staffing platform can help you be more productive.