“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”
Balance? Are you kidding? In my world, that’s a lovely pipe dream!
Entrepreneurs are notorious for trying to juggle many tasks and responsibilities at once. It is so important for us to find the right balance between all of the business tasks and projects that solo-preneurs are responsible to accomplish every quarter without jeopardizing the tasks and relationships that lie OUTSIDE the realm of their entrepreneurial lives. That might just sound like enough stuff to fill an eBook (hmm…not a bad idea!), but there is really a simplistic approach to looking at this…REALLY!
The key is balance—not just day to day juggle between work, family and the myriad other activities that require our attention. We need balance within our businesses as well, between the many tasks that need to be completed each day, week, month and year. Coaches recommend that you determine “your number” of hours that you plan to devote to your business and do your best to stick to it. They also recommend that you plan for “freedom days” to spend away from your business as well. Within the framework of your business, it’s also possible to spend too much time on operations or maintenance and not enough time marketing or prospecting—the result being, of course, a well-run business without adequate revenues!
So my challenge over the rest of 2014 is to find that balance. I have a head full of new product and services ideas, plans to revamp websites and revitalize social media pages…but that won’t’ mean much if the maintanence or marketing falls short. Our challenge to YOU is to re-evaluate where you spend YOUR time and make sure that you’ve devoted enough of that time to all aspects of your business life.
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