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Because you are busy running a business, there’s not enough time in the day to accomplish everything you would like. But thinking about what you would like to do will help you move toward business tasks that should be taking up your time (if not a day, at least a few hours).

That’s why we asked a panel of thirteen successful entrepreneurs the following questions:

Q. If you had to devote an entire day to one task, what would that task be and why?
Their best answers are below:

1. Experiencing the Real World

Alex FriasSometimes we get stuck behind a desk, in meetings, on the computer or on our phones and don’t get to experience what’s happening in the real world. Walking the streets and experiencing what other people are experiencing across all walks of life is the best way to get my creative juices flowing.
- Alex Frias, Track Marketing Group

2. Reviewing Marketing Materials

doreen-blochAs a startup grows, it’s easy to grow the number of slide decks, one-pagers and other marketing materials that customers and partners need. When it comes to updating these materials, it’s usually a one-off process. If I had a day to do a comprehensive review of all of the materials in one sitting, it would be beneficial to consolidate materials and see how each can be improved, too.
- Doreen Bloch, Poshly Inc.

3. Planning

Darrah BrusteinIf I could take one day to do one task only, it would be to do comprehensive strategy and planning for the forward motion and growth of the business.
- Darrah Brustein, Finance Whiz Kids | Equitable Payments


4. Writing

Tyler Arnold (1)Writing not only clears the mind, but it also provides numerous opportunities for learning. Entrepreneurs who archive their experiences are shown to be faster learners and more successful. Taking the time to journal my experiences always helps me decompress and reflect on past events.
- Tyler Arnold, SimplySocial Inc.

5. Talking to My Team

jordan fliegelI’d love to spend a day doing nothing but talking to everyone on the team. I’d receive their input about what’s working, what’s not working and which feature or process they would love to put in place if they could advocate only one thing.

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  • philWoolley

    The day is well spent when one reflects on what is going on, what is important and ACTING on the important Items!