Many Etsy shop owners are busy mompreneurs. We are busy taking care of young children, shuttling older children to and fro or working a job outside the home. Let's face it. We have a lot on our plates. We are busy in our families. We are busy in our communities. Many are busy working outside the home.
I've struggled with the balance. (I suspect I am not alone.) I've struggled with being overwhelmed with all the different roles I need to perform as the owner of Esther's Place.
I love being creative.
I want to share my creativity with others.
I want Esther's Place to be a successful Etsy shop.
Do I have what it takes to be a successful Etsy shop owner?
Yes, I do have what it takes if I work smarter. It has taken me a while, but I'm learning to work smarter and be more productive.
Here are three things I do to work smarter in Esther's Place.
- I stay focused on my goals. I keep my goals for the year, the month and the week in a place I can see them daily. If I start to feel scattered and a bit unfocused, the lists help me re-focus back to my current task.
- I do not multitask. Despite what I think, invariably I end up spending more time on a task or needing to re-do a task.
- I remember: I cannot do it all. (Thanks, @VendRaleigh for reminding me!)
What are your tips for working smarter?