All my clients are different. Yet, so many similar issues come up in our discussions. Some are more experienced business owners than others, and some have discovered effective ways of managing their workloads. But the common themes of juggling home/work balance, managing overwhelm, and getting important tasks done every day are never more challenging than with a start-up enterprise.
Deby contacted me after starting her own business as a solopreneur. Although she had great experience in sales and service, managing her own business was more of a challenge than she expected. But Deby was smart – she had definite goals of what she wanted to accomplish – and she knew she needed some support to accomplish those goals.
Our first conversations revealed that she found herself overcome by so many tasks, she didn’t know where to start.
In the chaos of me believing that everything was a priority, I was easily overwhelmed. With encouraging words and support, Lisa took me through the steps to discover how to prioritize and make the best use of my time and energy.
So how did we do that?
Well, we strategized on how to use some common time management tools.
- Leaving some white space in your calendar.
- Designing your daily work by understanding your vision.
- Breaking down a large task into the smallest possible steps.
- Using checklists.
Deby took the initiative to become aware of what her goals really were and what tasks she did every day that did not lead to those goals. She learned to use a timer and a parking lot to help her manage her time.
Lisa gave me a foundation early in my business that has helped prepare me for a successful business venture.
Now Deby has a clear, organized plan for each day. Despite being a solopreneur, she finds that she doesn’t need to do everything herself – allowing her to accomplish her goals with far less stress, allowing her business to grow and evolve.
So, how about you? What examples can you share from your own life of how you’ve taken hold of the reins of your business? What is your top secret to success? Share – you might help someone over their own hurdle!
If you find you can’t stop the stress, it’s time to reach for outside help! With a little coaching, you can easily achieve the perfect balance between your business and personal lives. You can develop a framework and a system that allows you to put first things first -and live a life of purpose, accomplishment, and fun – just as Deby did!. You can turn ideas into action! Apply for a complimentary Discovery Conversation here.
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