Time is Money: The Plight of the DIY Business Owner
You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. - Charles Bruxton
We, business owners, are a tough bunch. We want to do everything ourselves. We want to have our hands in every pie. The only way to know that things are getting done right is to do it ourselves, right? Sound Familiar?
That philosophy sounds all too familiar to me! I am bookkeeper, secretary, graphic designer, marketing dept, janitorial services, and anything else you can think of. I am a solo social media generating machine. Slowly, I am learning the important lesson that I can't do everything. My business is actually better off if I resist the urge to do everything. Getting outside eyes looking at my branding, copy, videos and course presentations helps keep things fresh!
I know it can be scary letting go of the reins, so I suggest giving up one small thing that annoys you the most first. For me, it is proofreading copy. I hate going back and making sure everything makes sense with grammar and punctuation. Pssst....guess what? I didn't outsource this to a person. I did it with an online program called Grammerly. Easy Peasy!
So...now your turn! What are you going to let go of first?
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