Are your tasks getting in the way of your business growth? As a business owner, it’s understandable that you feel responsible for everything that happens in your business. But that doesn’t mean you should be doing every task yourself. It’s one of the quickest ways to slow your business growth.
So if you’re currently feeling overwhelmed and wondering how to free up your time or simply want to ramp up your business growth, here’s what you need to do.
Be the CEO your business needs
The CEO of a business is excellent at taking responsibility and being proactive. They’re the visionary, not necessarily the implementor of any plans, goals and tasks. They spend time evaluating risks, building strategic relationships, implementing business culture and values, and setting goals and expectations.
Are the tasks you’re currently doing helping you to be the CEO your business needs? If not, it’s time you learnt how to avoid distractions and focus on your growth and that of your business. [Check out Are you staying in your own business lane? for help with growth.]
Get clear on what your business growth goals are
If you want your business to grow, you need to be clear on your growth goals. It’s part of your CEO role to monitor, analyse, increase, reduce, maintain, provide and strengthen those goals as needed.
Make prioritising your new normal
As the CEO, your focus is on achieving growth and reaching business goals. So allocate time to work on projects, tasks that need your input, and on your business. [If you need a little help with managing your time, check out Is your poor time management a problem or a sign?]
If you want business growth, stop trying to do everything yourself
Stop drowning under your to-do list! There’s a high chance that many tasks on your to-do list are routine, mundane tasks. The good news is, they’re often the tasks that can be easily automated. So why spend time and money getting someone to do them for you when you can automate them entirely! Check out How to get started with automation in your business for help with task automation.
Outsource, outsource, outsource!
A responsible business owner appreciates their own zone of genius as well as those of others. And that means delegating tasks out to others. Often, your first hire will be a Virtual Assistant, as they can help with a wide variety of tasks and have a wide range of skills. This enables you to free up time and complete those tasks faster and often to a much higher standard. Take a look at the 3 things you need to do before hiring a Virtual Assistant for help with hiring a VA.
If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner who’s currently struggling to find time to work on your business, meet your goals and build your revenue, reach out! I’m passionate about helping coaches, consultants, and entrepreneurs build their businesses and focus on what they do best by taking care of all the day-to-day admin for them. If that sounds good, reach out and let’s talk about how I can help you free up your time and achieve those goals. You’ll find my contact details here.