The Ivy Lee Method

You may or may not know but I own my own business and have owned it since I was 16. It has been a journey of constantly making mistake, learning, succeeding, and of course a few failures. As cliché as it sounds, it’s been a roller coaster ride but one of the best choices I have ever made. I am not going to get to specific on my business but I own a logistics company and it has been such an educational experience for me. I think that sharing value is something so great with today’s constant ability to share content and maybe being able to share some things I have learned can be of value to someone else.

Starting my own company means that my office is my home and the ability to stay in comfy clothes all day. Even though I have a room that was turned into my office most of the time I end up propped up on my bed with two laptops, three pens, and two notebooks. I hate doing all of my work on a computer. I like writing everything out in my notebook and break it down to show every detail, especially when it comes to all accounting matters. Once everything is clear I move all the information on to my computers and other business programs.

I have several notebooks and each have their unique purpose. Also, there are so many cute affordable notebooks that look so cute in your office. It’s so easy to even find some that match your specific aesthetic & we love that. One of my most important notebooks is my daily goal notebook. So this is essential for me because with constant distractions it can be easy to lose your focus. Having a list of daily goals I need to achieve helps me focus on each item allowing me to get the most out of the day. I seriously notice such a difference when I don’t take some time to write down what needs to get done and get organized. So the key is to write down around 5-6 different tasks to get done. Write them down in order from most important to least important. After each task is completed simply check it off and move onto the next task. I have been doing this for quite a while but recently found out that there is an actual name for doing this and it is called the Ivy Lee Method. The rules are the same; write down your tasks the night before or right in the morning and on the next day start working on them one at a time. If there was anything that you didn’t get to on the list simply move it over to the next day.

This is such a simple thing to do it’s a great way to start your day. If I’m able to find something that helps me take advantage of my time that simple, easy and efficient I am going to do it. Like I mentioned before, get a notebook you love, and some cute colorful pens to make this fun for you.

Stay busy!

All the love,

Kamila Coellar

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