My partners and I were recently musing over the seemingly boundless energy of a male entrepreneur we know. We were in awe of his packed travel schedule, endless slew of new projects and responsiveness to email. How did he do it? Suddenly, one of my partners cried, “He’s got a wife!” Bingo.
While running a business is never easy, it’s got to be lots easier if you’ve got someone at home to pick up the dry cleaning, get dinner on the table and run the schedule. Do you have a “wife”? If so, congratulations. If not, you need to find one.
Think about your business’s key goals (both short- and long-term) and the nagging daily duties (both at work and at home) that suck up your valuable time and keep you from reaching those goals. Then figure out how you can delegate, outsource or otherwise get these tedious tasks off your plate. Yes, you may have to spend some money to do this—but if you put the time you gain back into your business, I promise you it will be money well spent.
Setting goals can be critical in giving you more focus in the direction you want your business to go. Consider these tips which can give you a better sense of direction and purpose.
Consider what motivates you to get things done and achieve your objectives in business and in your personal life. It is not hard to accomplish something meaningful when there is a direction and a will. If you commit to a goal and visualize it, it can be done.
Often times we get caught up in our day-to-day activities and fail to feel any sense of accomplishment or purpose. Take a few minutes to rethink and set some meaningful goals that you wish to achieve…it can only improve your focus and the benefits you will reap can be abundant.