How To Work Less And Create More Time In Your Small Business

work less and have more time

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Do you look at the clock and think ‘how late” followed by “I should have got more done by now”...

It’s a common experience. When you run your own small or micro business, lack of time can be a real problem and the clock becomes your number 1 enemy.

It’s unsurprising. Between juggling the nursery drop off and the school run you’ve got to market your services, respond to emails, follow up enquiries, speak to clients, engage on social media, manage your paperwork, write a blog AND finish all the day to day essentials.

There’s always so much to do and never enough time to do it.

What’s more, when you do try to switch off and fit in some quality ‘me’ time, your mind goes into overdrive. It’s so hard to stop those thoughts of what needs / could be done from flooding into your head.

Do you want a surviving business or a thriving business?

Look, it really doesn’t have to be like this.

But if you want it to be different you need to do things differently.

And you have to choose…

Either let time control you OR proactively take control of your time.

  • Option 1 equals stress, unfinished business and results you’re never quite happy with.
  • Option 2 equals optimum productivity, satisfaction and opens the doors to super success.

Warning: There is no magic pill (sorry)…

We all have the same amount of time each day. You, me, Richard Branson, Donald Trump. We all have the same 24 hours.

The difference is how you choose to use that time and the value you put on it.

Here are 4 easy steps to get you started:

  • Plan your day with fixed deadlines.
  • Banish the excuses and take 100% responsibility.
  • Avoid those distractions (like Facebook, Twitter, checking your email, phone calls).
  • And just do the work.

Jim Rohn said, “You can always get more money, but you can’t get more time."

So if you want to work less, earn more and get more done, you have to treat time like your most valuable asset. Which means you’ll want to monitor it closely, guard it carefully and spend it frugally.

Remember: 80% of your success comes from 20% of your efforts.

So simply invest more of your time in what gets you closer to your success and spend less in the day to day ‘stuff’.

Are you game?

I am...

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