It may be that one from the reasons you began or are considering starting our own business and becoming an entrepreneur is simply because you need flexibility. It might be that you would like much more time with family, or another in your free time career, or you wish to working hours which fit around children’s commitments and even travel times. My reason was so i could be capable of have operations on my small damaged pelvis, hip and spine. You can even incorporate some unique good reason why you need, and in some cases need, the flexibility of employed by yourself.
Then of course there is the case of money – you will find, it’s a significant factor for many of us when creating the choice to function in our business as opposed to making it all for somebody else. In addition, i hear my members say that they want to change lives, and that i can actually support this as it is wonderful to get the knowledge and impart it to others and enrich lives, so again, this is a important element. However, the most important reason seems to shine out head and shoulders higher than the rest is to have FREEDOM.
Now I suppose that flexibility can also count as Freedom, and positively money buys freedom in a few ways and having the capacity to use your imagination and help others is a form of freedom (maybe you have heard the term ‘free to show myself’.
I am just speaking about the masses after i refer to ‘us’ and ‘we’ and that i do know that you will have a percent, an extremely small percent which do not squeeze into methods for thinking and working for the time being, this is certainly for the majority of us.
The working life may have been the 9-5, although 9-5 is usually 7-7 when you consider getting ready, travel and preparation time. It’s a massive chunk of time out of your twenty four hours in on a daily basis. Time is really a precious commodity and it’s the only one that cannot be replaced. Therefore we would like to make use of it wisely and make the most and best out of each minute and hour inside the day. I don’t mean that we will need to give your very best every hour, I really want you to contemplate the task you are doing to see when you are doing things which are unnecessary or duplicating effort with little if any returns.
Time invested in yourself is crucial, and a lot people point out that they ‘don’t have the time’ or maybe the classic ‘I will try to produce time’. We have a little shock fact to announce here, no one, no matter how clever these are or talented or experience – no one – could make time. You have all there exists.
Its as a result that when I hear some entrepreneurs are operating flat out for hours on end every day and in the evening and weekend, it raises concern. Exactly why is there a lot that has got to be done by one person, which is everything productive. The reason I am just allowed to ask these questions is really because I used to be there, I have done the 14 hour days with little rewards, I used to be doing the full shebang myself. I had been generally taking care of each part of the business by myself and ran ragged, tired and have become very ineffective. Obviously I couldn’t notice that, because ‘I am so busy’ and therefore was my motto. It was actually my grandson who triggered it when he said ‘you never have time and energy to do stuff now, just like you did if you were working’. Wow, how powerful was that.
I suddenly considered what I was doing, and i also bet you might be thinking similar things now. Where may be the glorious freedom I needed?
We, entrepreneurs, would be the hardest working people on the planet and that we is probably not the most effective by using our skills and our time. It could be that you are currently working 40, 50 or even 60 hours and possibly fitting in the other things we should do like children’s events, family commitments, home care etc. You also can get too tired to savor some major events. It doesn’t must be like this.
Should your business cannot survive without you working all hours that happen to be sent, i then would question if you have the right business model, and I would be pretty sure that on investigation, you don’t hold the right model. I agree that initially when establishing to start your new venture there are tons of things to set up therefore much to accomplish, and when the structure is right, you can also find processes that may be set up and additionally there is automation, all of these can make life and work evenly balanced.
Now is a really excellent time to do a work and life inventory. If you maintain doing everything you have always done, you know what, you will get a greater portion of what you will be getting now, which may not be the things you lay out to perform.
Since most people, myself included, started the organization with knowledge and skills associated with that business, it doesn’t always follow that a plan came to be. Now I am aware most peoples toes curl up after i talk about plans, mainly because they usually relate these people to a 17 or more page document known as a ‘Business Plan’. It becomes an essential component of work but there is something more important. What is your goal? What do you want for yourself, your life, your household as well as your future? This can be my kind of planning. Exactly what do I want and just how am i going to do it. Furthermore, i 16devtpky and update regularly because ‘life is really what happens if you are busy making plans’. Things do change, events do happen and curve balls do swing in through the sides.
You could, naturally, just drift along aimlessly and hope that you will see more business and therefore income will arrive and this eventually you will definately get more extra time. I seriously doubt it having said that i will be corrected for those who have experienced that. I have been coaching entrepreneurs for several years and thus far I have not seen anybody who drifted in to a life of Wealth and success and happiness and freedom by accident. (even though it may happen to Lottery winners).
Don’t despair! You can build a fantastic business and also have all the freedom, creativity, wealth and success you imagine. But which will take planning, structuring and doing things differently. You may have a whole lot knowledge and skill close at hand or in your thoughts which simply need applying inside a well defined enterprise model. Now the nicest gem, ITS Very Easy To DO.
While it’s not just a mammoth task to structure and put processes into place to cultivate or expand your small business, there are actually pitfalls, traps and dead-ends which really need to be avoided without exception. You may have even experienced many up to now. Of course, if you haven’t, I could almost guarantee that you just will when you rush in and try to try everything yourself. It could be frustrating and very expensive once you drop into one of such dreaded events. Trust me, should i had known at the beginning the things i know NOW about growing a business and placing a valuable structure into place and the way to market me and my company, it might have shortened my learning curve by about 70% and that’s a true reflection. I don’t even want to think about the wasted time, money and tears of frustration.
That may be this type of myth and a very expensive one. If you are answering the phone, seeing the bank and post office, sorting out customer support issues, doing the accounts and making the coffee, when are you doing the things you do best and doing what bring in the money? To people who say ‘I cant afford help’ I can only say, ‘You cant afford NOT to have any help, however small it might be’. Each part of time that you just release by stopping doing the menial tasks, will expand your business x%.
You might not have ever valued your time and efforts, now is a great opportunity you should do it. What might you think of your time and energy may be worth? What is your hourly rate in terms of worth? And PLEASE do not undervalue yourself at this particular junction. How you value yourself is the thing that you portray to all others. If you consider you will be worth the lowest value, say 25 (£ or $) per hour, you shouldn’t think about being in business for yourself. So commence to be realistic, what exactly is your worth 150, 200, 250 (£ or $) per hour. Which makes a expensive coffee machine and errand runner.
I could imagine what you will be thinking or saying to yourself at the moment. It’s making me smile because I have experienced that place and my coach said a comparable thing to me many years ago. I was very defensive and argued the point which i couldn’t afford someone to do these jobs. I had been soon proved wrong, very wrong.
I wrote a listing of all the tasks I performed every day for any week. You will find, it was actually an extra part of work that I didn’t genuinely have time for you to do. But boy, was it a valuable piece of work, actually it absolutely was priceless. I totted up constantly I had been ‘running around doing admin, repetitive and menial tasks’ and it was scary. I actually figured out when I didn’t do all those things I could write a book each month based on the time I really could recover. Or I was able to do more meaningful marketing work or create more products to sell. I could possibly even pay the time to get a massage along with a hairdresser, each of which are necessary ‘me time’ activities. Of course, if you don’t have ‘me time’ now, you actually will should you stick around me since the difference it will make in your thoughts, body and soul are fantastic. I feel beside marketing your business or perhaps your products, having time is one of the most important uses of your energy. It can help you are doing more with less because you will work in your Peak Performance.
I can keep in mind the days as i could spend 7,8, or 9 hours hoping to get some good info on a website and obtain the borders correct and also the opt in box in the right spot and get it uploaded towards the web. I hated it and it also left me drained and irritated. I did it because I assumed; I can’t afford anyone to make it happen to me. How wrong I used to be with the negative thought. Once I learned all of the tasks i didn’t like or I wasn’t efficient at or that had been just plain beyond me, then I outsourced them, freeing up time to perform even more of things i am expert at, more of what produces great income and more of what makes me feel satisfied at the end of the time. I outsourced. Don’t be worried about that fear at this time; I am going to help you through this in really easy to complete bite sized pieces.
At the start of this paragraph I put I Will Fit Everything In MYSELF syndrome. Are you currently believing that way now, could you see that it must be not really a good business (or life) model so you are unable to maintain it and run a successful business?