When people see entrepreneurs & small business owners in the wild they typically see laptops, planners, and a whole lot of coffee.
What they don’t see are the late nights and balancing acts happening behind the scenes. It’s a crazy journey, this small business life, and I’ve learned a few things along the way to help me succeed (and survive).
So here are 5 quick tips & I hope they help you, too!
1️⃣) FILL YOUR CUP ☕️ First and foremost, start your day right…wake up an hour earlier than your household and enjoy coffee & quiet time. And whether your version of self-care is a good workout or a facemask and binge-watching Bravo (it’s me 🙋🏼♀️), do not forget to take care of yourself, friend. Burnout is real, and as the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
2️⃣) PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE 🤗 This entrepreneur life can get super lonely, but it’s easy to find business groups and networking opportunities both online & within your local community. People want to help you succeed, so join Facebook groups, find a mentor, invest in a coach, & collab!
3️⃣) TIME BLOCK ⏰ Time management is tough so determine your work hours, take a look at your to-do list, rank your tasks by priority, and time block your assignments.
4️⃣) OUTSOURCE 👩🏼💻 While social media is my jam, systems are not 😩 So instead of trying to do things I’m terrible at, I hired a bookkeeper and website designer, and they have helped me streamline & reach levels I never thought I could. So support other small business owners & outsource!
5️⃣) END THE DAY RIGHT 💆🏼♀️ Don’t go to bed until you have made a list of what you need to get done the next day! This will help you shut your brain off and make sure you know what’s ahead of you. Then unplug completely by putting your phone in another room.
There are more tips I want to share but IG only allows so many characters…BUT there is 1 bonus tip in the comments 🤗 Check it!
And tell me, friends…what tips would you give your fellow small biz owner?!
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