I’ve owned businesses and built teams and I’ve learned some great lessons in my twenties as a young entrepreneur. Here are my top tips to maintain sanity and maximize your time so you can focus on what’s important: running your business. You should be doing what you do best, which is why you got into business in the first place.
Here are three tips for time management AND your overall sanity:
1. Pay people to do what they are good at. Hate bookkeeping? Hire a good book keeper. Don’t have the first clue how to build a website? Hire someone instead of struggling through a DIY. This will free you up to do what you do best- run YOUR business.
2. Delegate. You’ve hired great people. The best of the best. Trust them to do what they are best at… their jobs. Value their opinions and promote open communication with your team. Employees that feel heard and seen will be repay you with unparalleled loyalty. Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of your company. Micromanaging is no fun for anyone.
3. Say NO. We entrepreneurs like to take on as much as we can. I know how hard it is to say no because I think I can handle the work load, or I don’t want to disappoint. But we cannot run our businesses well if we say yes to everything. If it doesn’t contribute to your personal growth or the growth of your business, it’s ok to be honest about that and say no.
You got into business because you are passionate about what you do, and you aspire to serve those you seek to serve. What you do makes a difference in your community and we need what you have to offer. Offer the best of yourself in all that you do by taking the best care of yourself.