- Your Business Rules Your Life
If your clients are calling, texting or emailing at all hours of the day expecting you to answer them promptly then your business is probably ruling your life. Boundaries are important to your well-being and clients should know upfront that you’re not supposed to be on call 24/7.
You are a solopreneur, not a first responder. Even first responders get time off! Set your boundaries (aka business hours) from the beginning or start implementing them now.
2. You Feel Burnt Out
Business burnout comes when you’re solely responsible for completing every task. This is also usually the case when you don’t set boundaries. Or when work infringes on your family time.
The ultimate result is you end up physically sick or you want to throw in the towel and quit.
Your brain and body need down time to relax and regroup, which is why a good night’s sleep is so important to your physical health.
Constantly thinking about business without a break is a surefire way to feel burned out. Outsource your admin, social media or marketing tasks. Make sure to leave work at the office, even if it’s your home office!
3. You Don’t Have Any Free Time with Family or Friends
Your friends and family might complain if you fall off the face of the earth working on your business. But these complaints can easily turn to resentment if you let it go on for far too long.
A spouse may resent being the sole caregiver while you work all hours of the day. Or your kids may feel you love the business more than them.
Your friends may get tired of issuing invitations if they think your business always takes top priority. Without a strong support structure, your efforts to build a legacy may leave you alone in the world.
4. You Spend More Time On Administrative Tasks Than with Clients
If your primary purpose of starting a business is to help others, then why are you spending more time on administrative tasks than with clients?
Yes, you need to market yourself to obtain new clients but implementing your marketing strategy can certainly does not have to take all day
Hiring a virtual assistant can help you stay focused on your clients instead of worrying so much about where to find your next client, or even start to schedule your posts so you don’t have to think about it every day.
Change isn’t easy, especially when you’re talking about changing things about your business.
But the right changes can definitely breathe new life into your business!
Are you ready for change but not sure where to start?
My short course on the “Solopreneur Lifestyle” is the answer you need!
This short course is comprised of a comprehensive workbook and five worksheets, which will help you, navigate the life of being a solopreneur and how to strike the balance between your professional and personal time at home.
Some recommendations are easy, others are more difficult, but they will all be worthwhile if they help streamline your business so you can bring in more profits! Check out the short course here: https://www.solopreneursuccess.com.au/shop/focused-training/solopreneur-lifestyle-short-course/
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Lisa is a Business Educator. If you are like her other clients YOU want to GROW your business! BUT you are a little stuck on how to get past your current roadblocks. Enjoy the Solopreneur Success site and also check out her coaching website https://www.lisapenson.com