In a world where chaos often feels like a daily companion, especially for ADHD entrepreneurs, finding someone who can skillfully navigate and tame disorder is a game-changer. Enter Susan, a chaos-taming expert, who recently sat down with Stephanie Scheller, CEO and Founder of Grow Disrupt, to unravel the mysteries of organizational mastery.
Embarking on the Organization Journey
Stephanie, an ADHD entrepreneur, initiated the conversation by acknowledging chaos as a part of her entrepreneurial life. Susan, known for taming chaos, shared valuable insights on helping entrepreneurs—ADHD or not—create effective organizational strategies.
The First Step: Tracking Everything
Susan's first piece of advice: start by tracking everything. Entrepreneurs, regardless of their organizational strengths, are encouraged to jot down daily activities. This simple act serves as a foundation for evaluating time usage and identifying tasks that can be delegated, automated, or restructured.
To make tracking more accessible, Stephanie suggested creating a weekly calendar event or using tools like Google spreadsheets for shared documentation. These methods streamline the tracking process, ensuring information is readily available without relying on memory.
The Overlooked Gem: Offboarding Clients
Susan highlighted the often overlooked process in service-based businesses—offboarding clients. Incorporating review requests, references, and testimonials during the offboarding process becomes a goldmine for marketing efforts and contributes significantly to overall business success.
Cracking the Project Management Code
The conversation shifted to the significance of project management, a frequently underestimated aspect of entrepreneurship. Susan emphasized that effective project management requires specialized skills, dispelling the myth that anyone can handle it successfully.
Navigating Project Management for Small Business Owners
For entrepreneurs not ready to outsource project management, Susan provided practical advice. Focusing on staying within the project's scope, budget, and timeline can enhance project management skills and overall business efficiency.
1. Staying in Scope:
- Ensure that your project stays true to its original scope. Regularly assess whether the current tasks align with the project's initial objectives.
2. Staying in Budget:
- Financial considerations are paramount. Keep a vigilant eye on the budget, making adjustments as needed to avoid unexpected financial hurdles.
3. Staying on Time:
- Time is a precious resource. Strive to adhere to timelines and deadlines, maintaining a disciplined approach to project milestones.
Unveiling the Why Behind Project Management Oversight
Susan and Stephanie explored the reasons behind the common oversight of project management. Drawing parallels with hiring professionals for specific tasks, Susan emphasized the need for specialized skills in project management.
Taking the First Stride Towards Improved Project Management
Susan advised small business owners to focus on the three main aspects of project management: scope, budget, and timeline. Regularly checking and communicating these elements can contribute to better project management and overall business success.
Parting Thoughts on Project Management
In conclusion, Susan emphasized the transformative impact of a skilled project manager on an organization. Acknowledging the need for specialized skills, especially in project management, becomes crucial for achieving positive outcomes in business.
Take the Next Step: Transform Your Chaos into Order
Ready to take control of the chaos in your entrepreneurial journey? Whether you're looking for expert guidance on project management, organization strategies, or chaos-taming, visit Beyond the Chaos for Susan's specialized services. To explore more insights and entrepreneurial wisdom, check out Grow Disrupt for resources and support on your path to business success.