Like most of us, working is not an option. You have bills that need to get paid but at the same time, you are passionate about your dreams. I have been there and it’s not an easy task and maintaining balance is not something that’s simply done. It takes planning, organization, and consistency when it comes to working a true 9-5 while building your business on the side. Here are three ways you can still keep your sanity when working your day job while still quickly grow your business.
We are women and we want to do it all, right?! We know how to run our business. Everything is suppose to look an exact way and no one can do it better than us. Unfortunately, must of us have shaped up this behavior and mindset that we are the modern day SUPER WOMAN and can handle any and everything. Well, I hate to break it to you sister but that’s just not the chase. You trying to do EVERYTHING, can hurt you more than it can help you. With any successful business, there are a team of individuals that play their role to help grow the business. Yes, you can run your social media, manage your website, and send out products or provide service, but something is going to lack which is not good for your or your company.
Start by writing a list of all the things that need to be done and put a star beside the things you could give away for someone else to complete or that you absolutely hate doing. Then seek an assistant that you can have help you grow your business. I know what your thinking, “how am I going to pay someone when I’m still working myself.” Well it’s not as hard as it may seem. A lot of people today are hiring Virtual Assistants (VA) which cut that price in half if you had an in-house employee. During my first month of assistance, I allocated $75 to my assistant budget. The help freed up so much of my time so that I could focus on bigger things to grow my business.
ACTION: Search local VA in your area or check out PeoplePerHour, ODesk, or Freelancer for possible assistants.
2. Gain a Mentor or Coach in that Area
Mentors are great to have when you are in business. This person is like another valuable part of your team that will help you elevate your business. This person has been in the shoes that you are in now and know more about the business than you. Having this person on your team to offer you advice, suggestions, or guidance will help you grow your business quicker than you could without the mentor. Instead of you having to trial-and-error certain programs, software, or systems, this person can help you by past the time and money waster, and lead you straight to the gold.
ACTION: Seek a mentor or coach by getting referrals from friends or family. You can also ask for referrals from your like-minded Facebook groups.
3. Focus on Goal-Oriented Activities
Finally, you must focus only on your goals that’s going to help you be more successful. Hours and hours on social media envying what the other person has is not going to grow your business and should not be on your goals list. Now, some competition can be good to help motivate you to get moving and stay consistent but mundane scrolling is going to get you nowhere. Or even hours of conversation with your BFF, discuss what you seen on social media is nothing going to work either.
From this day forward vow to only do activities that help propel your business to the next level. If you have to question if the activity your involved in is helping your business, chances are it isn’t and you need to move on. If it doesn’t benefit, don’t do it!
ACTION: Write a to-do list. Keep it with you and review it frequently to help you stay on track with your goals!
By implementing these three simple steps, you will be able to have your business on auto-pilot while your at work. The possibilities are endless for you to implement while your still working towards turning in your resignation. Until then, continue to push through and keep your eyes on the prize. Continue to dream BIG and know that anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it. Until next time…..