Effectively Manage Your Business And Your Life

This is a reprint from an e-mail I received.. It really resonated with me, and I wanted to share it with my readers!

If you’re like most business owners, you have more to do than time to do it.

But too many entrepreneurs get so wrapped up in their companies, they forget to take care of the other aspects of their lives. And the results can be devastating! Families are neglected, friends are lost, and the physical and mental health of the small business owner declines. (Just to name a few.)

So here are some tips for being able to successfully manage your company and your life:

  • Automate your business: This was the topic of an email several weeks ago. If you haven’t taken the time to realize the value of automation, do so soon. With your business on auto-pilot you have more time for other things.
  • Put systems into place: Mistakes are made when processes are not systematized. When processes are consistent, fewer mistakes are made…and there are fewer fires to put out.
  • Take a day off: Despite the temptation to work a 7-day week, take at least one day for yourself. You will see your productivity and your health improve. (Not to mention how happy your family will be to see you.)
  • Go home: Set a time schedule for yourself. Schedule the number of hours you will work and stick to that plan.
  • Set your priorities: There’s always another crisis to solve. So be sure to make special occasions with friends and family a top priority. Don’t allow a business “disaster” to hold you back. After all, there’s bound to be another one tomorrow.

None of the stuff is new to you. You know it all. But unless you are willing to take these suggestions to heart, you will never be able to effectively manage your life.

And remember, nobody ever lay on their deathbed wishing they had spent more time at the office!


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One Response to “Effectively Manage Your Business And Your Life”

  1. Mr Javo says:

    Hey you covered some good points here Zander but i would like to add a few more.

    I think setting milestones is really important for a business (and your life as well) because you can measure either the progress or the success. This way you could know if something is not going right…

    Another thing I would like to add relates to find people who can run the system for you. Many people concentrates themselves managing by their own a biz. The truth is that they could have more free time if they find good people who can run and maintain the system. By doing this you could have even more free time to spend with your family/friends or to build up new systems =D

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