I have talked with hundreds of business owners over the years. From the many conversations I’ve had, I found a common thread among them. When it comes to not being able to spend as much time doing what they love in their business, they are very vocal.
Many business owners start a business because they are passionate or really good at something and want to share that with the world. As you start to build your business and get caught up in the day to day of running your business it can sometimes consume you and you can end up resenting your business instead of loving it.
If you want to get back your passion for business and spend more time doing what you love, there are 3 key strategies you can implement right away.
1: Create a system for everything that you do in your business.
Systems equal Freedom in Business, and systems equal Money in Business. If you are doing something in your business more than one time then you need to create a system in order to get it done. It allows you to not think about what needs to be done, how it needs to be done and it allows you to delegate all or part of it to someone else. It makes your life super simple and also has the power to revive your passion for business.
2: Document what you do.
If you want to have a smoothly and efficiently run business, then you need to document what it is that you are doing. You need to have a standard operating procedures (SOP’s) in order to run your business.
It does not matter if you are a one man/woman business or you have 50 people on your team, you need to document the system. This may be work upfront however, once you document what you are doing you no longer need to think about, it goes hand and hand with creating systems in your business.
3: Get some professional help.
I get it, when you first started your business you might not have the same budget as an established business however, if you truly want to grow your business you can’t do it all on your own. Once you have documented the process of what needs to be done you can hand off the task to someone else, like a virtual assistant or personal assistant or whomever.
Implementing these three strategies in your business will free up oodles of time in your day, allowing you to open up your schedule for the things you truly enjoy in your business rather than the tasks that need to get done in order to run a successful business.