Ben Franklin’s 13 Principles for Success: #3 – Order

Principle #3: Order

Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have it’s time

Whether in business or in your personal life, at any given most people are juggling multiple things and wearing multiple hats. From being the visionary and leader of a company, then switching hats, without missing a beat, to be salesperson.

Then once the “work” day is over. You have now transform into super-mom or super-dad. All the while, most likely, still thinking about your business. Carrying such a demanding load can hinder your ability to succeed.

This third principle helps us to see the importance of prioritizing activities in our lives, both personally and in business, and setting up healthy boundaries in order to achieve sustainable success.

How To Apply in Your Life?

To develop the principle of Order try the following:

  1. Separate home and work. Understandably this is very hard to do, especially if you’re a business owner, but the rewards are significant and will give you sustainability in your business and personal life.
  2. Set aside specific times of the week or day to perform certain tasks. Trying to do multiple things at simultaneous we wear you out over time and degrade the quality of work you put out. Get a calendar and manage your time accordingly.
  3. Get organized. In my opinion there’s no such thing as “organized chaos.” That’s you another excuse from getting your workspace together. It’s a proven fact, those who take the time to organized their day excel better and are more productive.