Do you dig trenches or build bridges?
Time is limited and it’s how you utilise your time that makes all the difference in business. Time is also your best business resource. A successful entrepreneur needs to recognise the value of their time and always spend it on the opportunities. What do you think you should be the main focus for your time?
Should it be packing orders? Or planning for growth? Can it be a combination of both? You are already feeling over stretched.
You can’t grow a business by solidly being in the trenches – being the chief doer. You need to get out of the trenches to create space for what’s important.
Cashflow is the lifeblood of your business and without having a firm handle on this you can find your business going south very quickly.
If you want growth in your business you need to get harsh, brutal and ruthless with the tasks you spend your time on.
As the business owner, YOU, are the most critical component in the business. Your time is not free, it is valuable.
In order to be a business owner you are already a very capable, intelligent and educated individual so you need to shift your perspective to reflect that.
Do you see the flight attendant piloting the plane?
No, the Captain does.
As the Captain of your business there are tasks and direction that only you can do to help steer and drive your business growth. These activities need to be your priority and your focus. If you start to try and do too many things, wear too many hats you will find yourself, stressed, overworked and underpaid.
However, it can be hard to know where to start to prioritise and refocus your time.
This is where having a business advisor can save you time, money and energy.
At The Engine, all our Business Advisors have been in your shoes, they understand what it is like running a business. They take the time to get “under the hood” of your business so their advise is tailored to your business needs. They look at your business holistically and know what you need, when you need it.
If you are serious about your business growth and want to take steps to move yourself out of being “too busy” for time with your family, or to finally get some time for that holiday then you need to understand what is holding you back.
Register to see if you are eligible for one of our 30-minute complimentary Business Advice sessions for January. You may even be eligible for partial funding ongoing.
Take action to unleash your business for 2023. It will truly be your best investment for your business and for you personally.
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