This is Mel Gordon, co-founder of TapHunter.com. I’m going to start using this blog as a place to talk about the start-up world. I’ll reveal the behind the scenes of TapHunter, our team, our wins and our challenges. So please feel free to ask questions and chime in.
All too often my day ends with a FULL to do list and a stack of business cards. How can one person possibly get through the day with such a crazy pile and still feel accomplished or like your moving forward?
Each night I start fresh. I throw away that yellow piece of paper and I reestablish the next day’s top 5 things that must get done. All other tasks that are slightly important or unimportant get moved to another day. Those top things should have other people’s names next to them. If you don’t have people to delegate to as the founder of your own company you won’t make it. You won’t make it a week. And if you do make it a week you won’t make it a month being successful. Believe me. I tried.
Here are some of the tools I use to help keep organized and on task include:
- The Action Method notebook by Behance. A great little find that is based on “Your Passion is Your Work, Treat it Well.” I filled one up and am I my second one. It’s an inexpensive way to test your brain in just plain getting shit done.
- Our team uses Basecamp by 37signals. Basecamp is an easy to use project management tool. If yo
u have more than 1 person on your team you need this. Plus they have a cool story from their startup days.
- Breath, take a walk around the block (maybe 3 times), grab a cafe Viennese with a friend for 10 minutes. It works. These are all things I did just today to keep a sane and clear mindset. Without a clear mindset you’ll never conquer your to do list.
The to do list that kills you equates to the entrepreneur that doesn’t make it very far. How do you stay organized? What tools do you use?