Healthy Business Habits that Help you Work Smarter Not Harder
We are almost to the weekend and for some, that means fun fun fun. For others, that might mean working on parts of their business they just didn’t have time for during the week. What if we told you that work could be put on the back burner for the weekends, so that you could give yourself plenty of time to recoup and refresh for a new week? Keep reading to see our top healthy business habits and start working smarter not harder!
Invest in a Dream Team
While this may not be a possible go-to option for everyone, it’s something to work towards and start planning for. We recommend meeting with your business coach and/or financial planner to see how you should get on track to building a team you can hire and completely trust with your day-to-day business operations. Meet with your helpful resources monthly to check your progress, research what it takes to build a successful team on a weekly basis, and continue to think about what tasks someone else could start to take on in the future. Not only will this help you build a business based on growth, it will help you see that not everything has to be done at the hands of one person (you, dear)!
Set a Time for Each Task
Now, this one is much easier said than done but oh-so possible with patience and practice. If you’ve ever heard of a time block, you may know where we’re going with this. If not, you’re about to fall madly in love with the concept. After a while, you begin to know what tasks call for your attention within a day. Eventually, you begin to master those tasks and move business faster and faster. Once you have an idea of how much time each task takes, start setting a restricted time allotment for each. This will allow you to turn a 40-minute task into a 30-minute task, as timing yourself produces insane productivity and minimizes distractions you didn’t even realize you fell victim to.
Change It Up from Week to Week
This may sound like we’re straying from the habit-making rule, but there can be some organized method to your madness. Change is inevitable and we’ve found that change happens for business owners on a weekly, even daily, basis. Things pop up, new clients and customers come in like a wave, and you need to stay updated on things like branding/marketing efforts. Since these inevitable things can easily be put on the back burner, make time on your calendar each week that’s strictly allotted for the “TBA” tasks. Again, you may be able to estimate how much time these things take, so block off that amount of time on your calendar a week ahead of time and stick to scheduling that time on weekdays, refraining from pushing them to the weekend.
Perfecting these habits can be tricky but they’ve been proven to be effective after just two weeks of sticking to them. By making habits, not only are you setting you and your business up for ultimate, long-term success, you’re also implementing a strategy for personal, financial, and business stability. What habits have you developed to work smarter not harder? Share with us and fellow readers in the comments below!