How much time do you invest in setting up new organizational tools and intricate processes?

Does it sometimes feel like you’re not actually productive in your business because of how long it takes to set these systems and processes up? I have a big secret to share with you: the simpler the processes you use, the better— especially when you’re first starting your business.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you need to have every single possible process created, and every system all dialed in, before you start digging into your work. You might even have a hard time imagining how you’ll get your business started without having the most robust library of productivity tools ever. This is the allure of productivity porn (yes this really is what it’s called). What you might not know is that sometimes this over preparedness can be a way to cope with the fear of actually starting your business. The truth is: productivity strategies should aid your progress overall, not hinder it.

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Here’s how to avoid this pitfall: determine what is absolutely essential to your business and ditch the rest. It’s possible that instead of a lot of complex processes, you might just need a digital calendar and a trello board. It really can be that simple. You don’t want to invest too much time or money in getting these systems set up before your business is bringing in revenue. Let your systems grow with you. When you need an upgrade, you’ll know!  

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed about where to start, think simple. Keep your systems manageable and practical in order to spend your time on your business. Don’t let productivity porn hold you back!

Have you ever fallen into the productivity porn trap? Share your experiences with me in the comments!

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