As a startup founder or CEO we have a lot of different things that we need to look at each day. There are times when I come home and wonder where the day went. Did I try to cramp too much in the day? Was I trying to be too ambitious with my tasks? Recently, I have been practicing something and I am calling it the “Minimum Viable Daily Tasks”.
Here is how it works: Choose the minimum amount of work that needs to be done everyday so that you have a big smile on your face when you are heading home in the evening. If you accomplish anything more then it is a bonus. Go treat yourself to a beer :)
I use a personal task manager called Wunderlist (syncs beautifully on all iOS devices) to plan my day (I plan the night before). I then select only one, two or maximum three most important tasks that I want to work on tomorrow. That is it.
For example, today I have the following on my list:
- Start to write a guest post.
- Review & make changes to design on the payments page for Brightpod.
Try it. I can’t guarantee if it will work for you but what I can guarantee is that you will feel much more relaxed, focused and in control everyday. Oh, not to mention the smile while you are ordering that beer.
Let me know how it goes!