When it gets down to it, we all want to take care of business. That means getting stuff done! Whether it’s at home or at work, the day ends and we wonder what we did accomplish. Here’s a few essential elements to taking care of business.
Taking care of paperwork
Paperwork comes in at a pace that overwhelms us. It’s essential to have a specific spot annd a specific time to work on because it’s just going to build up. Take care of business by creating an unprocessed paper spot, where paper is placed each day. Create a command center to triage your paper and spend 5 minutes a day doing your triage. Set aside adminstrative time to work on those paper work details that need attention.
Taking care of multiple projects
There’s always many different hats we wear and many simultaneous projects occuring. It’s keeping all the plates spinning that keep our lives and businesses thriving. There’s several steps to be sure everything moves forward. Start by alloting time on your calendar, whether it’s a day of the week or a time each day. Theme days, as MIke Vardy talks about, gives you the opporunity to work solely on a certain project or part. Giving yourself a specific time to work on a project gives you freedom to focus on it creatively and as a whole without distractions.
Taking automation and delegation to the next level
We can’t do it all and neither should we. You may have already automated your bill pay. Can you automate purchasing with a click or add a new member of your team? When we add automation and delegation, we add hours to our day, add new ideas and also spend time on what is most important.
Take time for the future
Whether you call it foresight or planning ahead, taking time to see where your business and industry are headed creates longevity for your work and at home. There are many transitions for businesses. Change is every present. Taking time for strategic planning keeps your business and your life moving forward.
Taking care of business also means taking care of you. Self care is an essential for you and your business. With exercise, vacation, sleep and nutrition, your taking care of your bigggest asset for your business, yourself!
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