Running a business isn’t easy, but if you’re like me… you wouldn’t change it for the world! There are times when the day to day running of the business can be overwhelming and before you know it, you feel stuck fast in a place where catching up feels unlikely.
But, I’m here to get you out of that rut!
I’ve been running businesses since 2013, with my most recent starting in 2019. There’s a few handy tips I wish I knew at the start, that I want to share with you. So, that you can ditch the business overwhelm.
If you have a to do list (even if it’s mental) you have to get good at prioritising what can wait and what really can’t, on a daily basis.
It’s so easy to get sucked into a cycle of overthinking, even the small stuff (especially if it’s something new). But, the reality is imperfect action is better that perfecting inaction. So, make that decision and move on.
PS. If it does come back to bite you in the bum… That’s ok! You’re capable of dealing with whatever happens (it rarely does!)
You need to create habits for yourself and your business. Whether it’s on paper (or I find digital suits me best) you need to plug in all the important stuff into your diary. Whether that’s accounts, tax returns, content planning, strategy reviews… Plot them in, because if you don’t… That time will get eaten up by other things.
Then you have a far more realistic view of your workload daily, weekly, monthly and nothing surprises you off guard.
Leading quite nicely into systems! This is why I love digital so much, because these days pretty much most things can be automated, or made simpler by an app or system… Recurring invoices, email sequences, content scheduling.
Systems are so often overlooked, but if you’re a service based business, systems like Dubsado can make onboarding new clients a breeze… You’ll wonder why you ever bothered doing it manually before!
Something I see often when I work with business owners is complicated practices or just the very art of over complicating how to make money in the first place.
When you’re planning on scaling your business, you don’t want to take the bad practices with you. Whether that’s complicated on boarding of clients, or any of the previous 3 points! Always have a business check in regularly to see where you can streamline your day to day running, systems AND offers.
We’re all guilty of wanting to do it ourselves ‘because it’ll be quicker’. But if you don’t learn to delegate, you won’t scale quickly… You’re needed elsewhere! So, calling all perfectionists (like me) out there… Done is better than perfect. And there’s systems that make delegating super easy, like Trello, Asana, Click up (Trello is my favourite) So that you still have eyes on it and people are following your framework.
Are you ready to ditch the overwhelm and chaos in your business? Spots are open to Simplify & Scale now, my 12 week private coaching where together we’ll deep dive on your business running and get order back in your life ready for scaling with ease!