Set Your Priorities Before You Start Your Business

August 9, 2011

Business PrioritiesSo many entrepreneurs have it together. They own successful businesses but still spend time doing the things that they love; spending time with their family, working on their hobbies, or playing their favorite sport. Every once in a while I meet business owners whose families have fallen apart, they work really long hours and generally just forget about their priorities. While this can work for a certain time period, it’s really not something that any business owner should keep up. Eventually, whether its 6 months or two years, they will get burnt out.When you are thinking about starting your own business, begin thinking right away about your schedule and what you will be spending time on. If you started your business before you were sure of your priorities, it doesn’t mean that you can’t start now. Take some time to consider what’s really important to you and make a numbered list with your most important priority at the top. Then, take a look at your calendar and plan out chunks of time during the week where you can spend time working on your priorities.

Mapping out your activities is the best way to ensure that you won’t burn out too quickly. Also, the people in your life will be happy to see what you are still planning on spending time with them. More than likely, they will be even bigger supporters of your business knowing that you have a plan in place to keep your priorities where they should be.


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