Self-motivation and drive is all well and good, but it's easy to become swamped by a mountain of important and urgent tasks.
With so many design, development, research and marketing activities to coordinate, prioritise and monitor, applying even a few project management techniques can make all the difference.
It isn't necessary to own a sophisticated tool or attend a training course. A simple prioritised paper-based list approach will work.
Even better, why not record each new activity on a separate card or post-it note. It's a fast way to capture a fleeting thought or idea, and offers a simple way to reorganise the task list.
The trick is to allocate a short period each day to review and maintain your task list.