The concept is simple but the implementation is not as easy: either YOU run your business, or IT RUNS YOU!
How many nights have you burned the midnight oil to finish billing while the rest of your family slept? How many mornings are you up and gone before the sun rises above the horizon? How many end of the months have you spent wondering how the heck you managed to earn so little from your business…even though you’re putting in more hours than ever?
Do you feel like it’s been forever since you had a chat with your spouse or partner about something that DIDN'T involve work? Do you feel like you are on the verge of burnout? Are you starting to worry that your business is not at all what you envisioned when you started?
Breathe! It is manageable…
The biggest part of eating the elephant that is your small business is grabbing the fork!
I know you just want to be able to relax once in a while and enjoy the life you dreamed of when you first started planning your business. Tackling the day-to-day stress of running a small business is going to require you to step outside your comfort zone and hand some of the responsibilities over to others. Delegating tasks like bookkeeping, marketing, scheduling, etc. will alleviate some of the pressures that are pulling at you at the end of the day. But, how do you let go? How do you trust someone else to love your business the way you do?
Start by finding experts in the fields you struggle with. Trying to learn skills that you are not adept at only depletes you of resources and energy to run your business. No good at reconciling bank statements? Talk to a bookkeeper. Need someone to respond to emails and schedule appointments, hire an assitant. Looking to expand your business reach with marketing but no idea where to start? Contact me! ;)