Often we’re so caught up in managing the day to day activities of working ‘in’ our business that we neglect working ‘on’ our business.
We know that we should be streamlining our business systems, developing customer relationship strategies and focusing on innovation (just to name a few!), but who has the time?
Here are some tips to help you find the time to work ON your business.
Make a Don’t Do List – Start with tasks that are easy to delegate – then delegate them! Some of these tasks might be enjoyable to you (like getting coffee), but if you’re serious about finding extra time to work on your business for freedom and profit, then the sacrifice should be well worth it.
Ask Permission for Planning Time – Often as business owners we’re used to being pulled in many different directions and are overwhelmed with interruptions. If we simply ask to work undisturbed employees and other interrupters of your time will learn to be more independent – leaving you time to work on your business. Set aside dedicated time every week to plan for your business’s future.
Spend Time Away from the Business to Plan and Brainstorm – Taking time away from your business in a relaxing environment is the perfect place to re-energize, refocus and work on your business strategy. Work with your tax advisor to be certain that your business planning retreat can be written off as a business expense.
Spending focused time regularly working on your business will have immediate and long lasting benefits, so don’t put if off any longer – commit to working on your business today.