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Too much work, too little time
What once started as a quest for freedom now changed into something that is overtaken your entire life. Where there used to be passion to keep the wheels turning, there is now the responsibility to take things further, even if the mind and body is at its limit. There are only so many hours in a day to get all the work done and not enough hours in the night to get a decent recover.
Being an entrepreneur is a way of life. It’s about making your own choices, and by doing that, you create your own reality. However, the entrepreneurial life is easily thrown off balance. Work keeps coming in and it needs to be done. More people, more income means even more work. It’s an avalanche taking everything with it on its road.
So somewhere along the road, work no longer supported an amazing life, but overtook life itself. You live your life in function of work, rather than the opposite. At Extra Paar Handen, we believe that both can be done. A growing business AND an amazing life where there’s enough time and energy to spend on quality time with friends & family, or on anything else for that matter.
Streamline your business
What is necessary for you to make a change? How many hours do you need to spend working at night before waking up? Streamlining your business means installing freedom giving structures instead of the structures that are there for productivity alone, keeping you captured at all times.
This is what is needed in order to streamline your business:
It all comes down to observation of what is currently going on. That is the starting point as there is no need to reinvent the wheel when it’s already there. Things work fine as they do and they bring in the wanted results.
The second step in the process is to change your role and behaviour in the company. As nothing will change if you keep repeating the same pattern over and over again. In order to make changes, there needs to be an understanding first of why the things are the way they are right now.
The third step is implementing the tools that will allow for good communication, without making things more complicated. There’s a crazy amount of software available out there, some will be better suited for your company than others. Knowing what to look for is the key to succes.
A last, but most crucial step is focused attention in order to install new habits. Nobody says it’s easy to change habits, but there are some tricks to it. Once the (physical) experience has been made that something is better than before, it usually doesn’t make much sense to go back to the old pattern anymore. It also helps when support is offered at the sideline.
… take ownership of your business and your life! Don’t wait until it’s too late and no energy is left to make the change. You’ve got this and I’ve got your back. I invite you kindly for an online acquaintance meeting to see what you can do right.
Guide – how to successfully outsource
If you are doubting to ask for help because you can’t really see how and why you would outsource some of the workload to others, then please download this guide for outsourcing. It is a detailed but compact guide which will show you:
- How you can figure out what the right tasks are to outsource
- How a task can be outsourced
- How to find the right partner to outsource the work