Freeing up time in your business might seem like something you’ll never get to do. Being a business owner and entrepreneur can take up a lot of your spare time, but there are probably quite a few ways you can make more time for the things that matter. Below, you’ll find some of the most effective suggestions that will help you out here – take a look and see what you can do.
Stop Wasting Time On Decisions That Don’t Matter
You might not realize it, but every decision you make in a day contributes to a loss of mental energy. This loss of mental energy ultimately leads to a loss of time. When you spend a long time deciding what to wear, what to have for breakfast, and making similar decisions, you actually drain yourself for when you need to make important decisions.
You can avoid this by making a list of the things you have to decide every day, and then making those decisions in advance. For example, wear a very similar uniform each day so that you don’t need to think about what to wear. Mark Zuckerberg does this, as do many other business owners.
If you are growing a corporation, then putting aside decisions might not be the easiest thing to do, especially if you like the control you have over your business, and have a tendency to micromanage. There are plenty of options that you can choose from here, which can take your business in a new and positive direction.
For example, you can hire experts and department heads, so that each section of your business has a strong leader who has the dedicated time to think, make decisions, and report to you. This will save you a lot of time and energy, so that you can focus on other sides of your business while someone trusted and expert in their field is making the relevant decisions. Alternatively, some businesses prefer a more hands on approach, and will appoint a new CEO of the business. The job of the CEO is to manage the overall operations of the business. The process of CEO succession can be difficult, but if you find the right leader, then you will free up your own time to focus your energy elsewhere.
The right decision will differ for each business. You should evaluate your position, your goals, and the direction you wish your business to take. Your involvement should be clear, and you should make sure your energy is not wasted on making unnecessary decisions.
Have A Dedicated Social Media Manager
A dedicated social media manager may cost more initially, but it is so much better than having many different employees checking social media at once. This could lead to a huge loss in productivity if they all end up getting distracted, which let’s be honest, they will.
Multi-tasking does not mean getting things done any faster. In actual fact, it will slow the majority of people down. Focus on one task at a time, and make sure your team knows how important this is too.
Have Set Times For Checking Emails
Your emails can be one huge productivity drain, and if you check them too often, you’ll struggle to get real work done. Have maybe two set times a day that you check your emails, and stick to them. Don’t check them early in the morning – you should wait until you have completed some important work.
Outsource And Automate
Think of the things you do every day, or regularly, that don’t need a personal touch. These are the things you can probably outsource and automate. The things that do need a personal touch, or the things that only you can do, should be kept the way they are. You should look at hiring an accounting cpe if you currently do your own books, and this will help you free up so much time automatically.
Stop Having Meetings
There’s rarely a great reason for having a meeting. Most of the time, they are a huge waste of time and achieve nothing. Using the right software will mean you can all easily stay on the same page without having silly meetings.
Know What Your Priorities Are
Knowing what your true priorities are day to day will help you to get things done. Don’t overwhelm your to do list!