Your business admin is a bit like gardening. You start out with the best of intentions, with plans to be proactive and keep up with everything on a regular basis.

But as time marches on, those tasks pile up like weeds in the garden (and boy do they grow fast!), and before you know it, you’re faced with a huge pile. It’s easier to just keep putting it off, because you have no idea where to even start.

First, separate everything into categories: receipts, bank account statements, blog and social media post ideas and inspiration, website updates, and so on.

Next, determine what is actually urgent and must be done right away.

Then, break the remainder down into bite-sized chunks, and schedule time in your calendar to just get it done – and don’t put it off! That’s how you got into this mess in the first place, remember?

Be mindful of how many of these tasks are things that you need to do, and which ones could be delegated. Ask yourself “Is this a revenue-generating activity?” If it's not, it could be something that you can outsource.

What happens when you outsource? You free up a lot of time in your schedule for networking, brainstorming – or even puttering around in your actual garden!

If you need help figuring out how to organize your to-do list, let me know.