If you are a business owner, then this article is for you. You know what it takes to run a business, and you know that there are a million and twelve different items that you need to get done. And they all needed to be done yesterday. Instead of worrying about all of the details, there are a few things to keep in mind. They are: eliminate, delegate, simplify.
Running a business is tough. Especially when you are just getting started, you may not have the staff that is necessary to keep things moving. That means every single decision falls on your shoulders, as well as the execution and follow up. It can end up being a nightmare. Before anything happens, you always need to ask yourself, Can I eliminate this? You will be surprised how many tasks dont actually need to be done. You are providing yourself with busy work. Get rid of that busy work.
You may not think that you have options because you are a small business. But you really have quite a bit of flexibility, and the internet has made that even greater. For instance, if you have a couple of employees, did you know that you dont have to write a check every month? You dont even have to have an accountant that lives in the same state as you do. Instead, you can sign up for online payroll services, and never again have to worry about paying your employees. Even if payroll isnt your main concern, you would be surprised at how many services are offered (some even for free through credit cards and other things you already pay for). Before tackling a task, see if you can delegate it to someone else.
Often we make things more complicated than they need to be. Do you really need to Feng Shui the office, or can you get by with something much simpler? Is it absolutely necessary to have a complicated phone system, or is a simple phone going to be more effective? Simplifying is a great way to get more done every day. Your first reaction is to do a completely thorough and over-the-top job. However, a simpler job will look just as good, and it will allow you to do more with your day.
Reduce Your Stress
Running your business can be stressful. And a lot of stress can lead to higher blood pressure. Instead of sacrificing your health, take the time to eliminate, delegate, and simplify. You will find that your day flows much better, you are happier, and you can take the time to be grateful for what you have. In the end your body will thank you for keeping the stress to a minimum.