Remember that you are restricted to 24 hours in a day. You can spend all your energy and willpower to turn that 24 hours into 25, but the results are often the exact opposite of what you were trying to achieve. Therefore, if you want to make your business successful, you will need to make sacrifices in your schedule.
Taking Action: Review your activities for the past week, and compare them to your priorities and values. Use that comparison to determine what you can spend a little less time doing, and what you need to keep. Don’t forget to schedule in a decent amount of sleep. If you have a hard time making sleep a priority, just remember that sleep is an investment into the quality of your work tomorrow. Growing a business can take a lot of time, and we want to make sure our loved ones still recognize us at the end of the day.
My Experience: I temporarily had to limit social activities to one non-business engagement per weekend and limited which television shows I followed (thank you DVR!). However, my family and my spirituality is a high priority in my life, and I decided to maintain protected blocks in my schedule dedicated to those priorities. Large blocks of time on weekends were devoted to the majority of my business activities.
Christina Young is a professional bookkeeper based out of Seattle, WA. Her business, Lighthouse Ledgers, is focused on helping small business owners spend less time on bookkeeping so they can spend more time on the things that matter in their lives.
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Disclaimer: Articles are educational only and based on opinion, experience, and research. This is not to be interpreted as legal, tax, or financial advice. Please consult with the services of a professional tax advisor, financial advisor, or legal advisor before making important business decisions.