Not many people can say that they are a full-time entrepreneur without ever having worked a 9 to 5. Although I am a full-time entrepreneur today, that has not always been the case. I was a teacher for 12 years and built my business to six figures while working. Knowing what I know now, I will share with you what I would have done differently.
Shift #1: Invest In Help
I experienced burnout because I was doing everything in my business, preparing the kids for school, dropping them to 3 different schools, going to work, coming home and cooking, then working on my business at night into the early morning hours and doing it all over again. I did not think I could afford help, but the truth is that I wanted to keep my profits for myself. I did, and it came at a cost. I should have expanded my business team (by hiring an assistant and more team members) and home team (by outsourcing laundry and housekeeping) much earlier than I did.
Shift #2: Invest In High End Programs...
As a coach, you are often pulled in several different directions that need your attention. Family life comes with day to day responsibilities and surprises- some, you can’t control. Add running a business to that, and you’re required to to take care of administrative needs, branding needs, content creation as well as working with clients. If you lack time management skills, the lack of prioritization will add unnecessary stress to your life.
Here are 4 strategies I use to manage my time, avoid burnout, and be front and center when it’s time for me to show up for my family:
Step 1: Designate
I designate certain days of the week for administrative work only, content creation only (2 days), working with clients only, following up with leads and completing tasks rolled over from earlier in the week.
Step 2: Delegate
Ask for help and hire help. Whatever your budget can afford, outsource tasks that can free up your time to relax or...
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