You know the saying, "If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy?" The same can be said about your business. If you are stressed, your employees, your customers, and your friends and family pick up on the stress vibe. You get what you give, and if it's stress you're giving...guess what's coming your way in spades?
The good thing is, you can change that...right now! Just change it. Are you afraid to say "no?" Are you of the philosophy that to get the job done right you have to do it yourself? Are you worried about what other people think of you? Do you still have emails in your inbox from last week that you keep meaning to reply to? THIS IS HOW YOU GOT SO BUSY!
Guess what? You are human, and you cannot do absolutely everything. As a business owner, here's a few areas to focus on to maintain some balance:
Set your own working hours (and do not deviate)
Do not plan work activities after 5pm
5 Before 11 List (list 5 things that need to get done today, and do them before 11am!)
Don't be afraid to say no
DELEGATE, DELEGATE, DELEGATE!
Don't be afraid to hire a new employee or a new subcontractor
Socialize, both professionally and personally!
Take time for you today, and it will pay off. You haven't come this far for things to not work out..they will work out :-) As always, we're here to help balance your business so you can balance your life. Let us know if we can help in any way.
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