Being a small business owner, you can often be very busy. There is always lots to do with a seemingly never-ending to-do list. There are customers to follow-up, quotes to get out, jobs to do things to follow-up… all the different things that you need to do to run your business.
Sometimes you can even feel like you’re a slave to your business in all that you’re doing. Sound familiar?
So, how do you get the balance back, so you have more time off each week and during the year as a business owner? Here’s three things which can really make a difference:
1) Set Boundaries
Start to draw a line in the sand, because if you don’t draw the line in the sand, then who will? What is not negotiable about when you work and when you don’t work? For example:
- Not doing work before 7:30am or after 6:00pm
- Only going out networking one night a week or two nights a week, rather than every night of the week.
- Not working on weekends
Think about what going to support you by setting boundaries? The key here is to start setting boundaries and draw the line in the sand.
2) Book / Schedule Your Holidays
Start scheduling your holidays in advance for the whole year at the start of the year. You’ll be surprised that once you have booked something you will find a way to make it happen. Rather than waiting and saying, ‘there’s no time for me to have a holiday’ or ‘I don’t know when I’ll have a holiday.’ Just book the time off in advance and you’ll find a way.
3) Share With Your Loved Ones
Finally share your boundaries with your loved ones. Share the holidays you’re going to take with your loved ones. This includes your husband, wife, partner and kids. In fact, your kids will be great at reminding you that you are going on a holiday or you are not supposed to be working today.
These three simple steps can help you take more time off each week and during the year so you can feel motivated, energised and renewed around your small business.
P.S. Whenever you are ready here are 4 ways we can help you build and grow your business:
1) Download your copy of 3 Proven Tactics That Give You 5 Hours Back in Your Week
This totally free guide includes tips, time-savers, and expert advice on how to immediately claim back 5 hours of your time each week. Inside you’ll discover 3 proven tactics to stop time being wasted in your day so you get more done each week. To access the guide click here
2) Watch the Business Freedom Formula Video
In the video you’ll to discover the step by step blueprint we use to help small businesses create their version of business freedom. This could be simply streamlining your business so it runs more efficiently, increasing your profits so you have more choices or setting your business up so you can have time off without worrying that it is all going to fall apart. Click here now to watch
3) Book a 10 Minute Exploration Call
If you would like to explore how Biznostics can help you run and build your business, then book your 10 minute exploration call. On the call we’ll find out a little bit about your business and work out if and how we can help you. Book your call here
4) Join our Business Freedom Program
The Business Freedom Program is designed for business owners who feel stuck in the day to day running of their business and their business is not running as efficiently as they like. It helps you make your business much more profitable, much more efficient and much more enjoyable to work at. We are putting a new group together next month so if you would like to build a strong and successful business email us here with ‘Business Freedom’ in the subject line.