The Small Business tips today discuss how to keep your business from taking over your life.
- Understand that it's okay to say no. Each time you say yes to something, you're saying no to something else.
- Set specific rules for yourself and the time you dedicate to working. Build in a grace period for the "I have to get this done" stuff. Then stick to it!
- Build in you time. Make time to recharge the batteries, watch a movie, go out with friends. A personal release will help you focus again when it's time to get back to business.
- Let your clients know that you have specific business hours for calls AND for when you perform your work. Make sure you're the one setting the expectations.
Daily Overview: Tell your clients when you're working. Tell yourself when you're not. Keeping to your schedule helps you keep your sanity.