Do you feel you are juggling all the parts of the business you own all at the same time? You are trying to handle it all and be everything to everybody. You neglect to take time out for yourself; there is little or no time for family and friends; and there is little or no time for a holiday
Think about your role in the business objectively and ask, “How can I improve my business without working harder?” How could you do more but in less time? Ask yourself, “Without me, what would happen to this business?” What could you do with that business so you have time for family and friends and that trip you have always dreamed about?
Let’s take another moment to consider why you went into this business in the first place. Probably to give you the ability to earn more income, to take time off when you would like, or because you did not want to work for someone else. Are you actually achieving the goals that you set out to achieve when you went into this business? Have you considered your role in the business as a job?
Starting with the end in mind and working backwards will net you some good answers to work with. Imagine what the end goal really looks like, then work backwards to identify the steps it took to get there. This is where planning for the business comes to the forefront.
Breaking the cycle we are currently operating in through the use of systematisation is key. Systems that would allow for someone to undertake your role if you were not there.
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