There are many things I wish I knew before I started my own business.
But what I wish someone told me on day one was "Be protective of your time and energy."
When you have your own business, it feels like there are a billion things you need to do. And to be honest, I tried to do all of them. And I tried to do all of them by myself.
I wasted so much time and energy trying to get things right and trying to do it all by myself.
If someone wanted to chat with me and it sounded like there was a small chance it could result in a business lead, I said yes.
I was running around trying to do ALL THE THINGS.
I was exhausted
and I was busy
and it didn't serve me.
And trust me, that kind of busy is not sexy.
After having a day where I had a 6 AM photoshoot, then ran to a mastermind day with my coach and other badass entrepreneurs, then running to a night training program that I signed up for, I realized that I was running around like a chicken with their head cut off.
And did my business see results at that time??
No. It certainly did not.
So I said enough is enough and I started setting "rules" for my calendar.
- It's now a non-negotiable for me that I do NOT take meetings before 10:00 am.
- I only meet with clients on specific days, unless it's a group program.
- I have a day to work on my business stats, which includes finances.
- I schedule a time when I speak with my staff and hold team meetings.
- I have time to prepare for sessions with my coach and for my mastermind sessions.
- I even block off time to spend with my friends and family or for treating myself!
I calendar all of this and leave wiggle room for putting out any fires or important last minute meetings. This method has saved me from ever feeling like "there's not enough time" in a week to reach all of my goals.
And trust me, being a badass entrepreneur who manages her time and schedule is sexy.
So if no one has told you this before...
be protective of your time!
Make your calendar your best friend!
And everything doesn't need to be done today!
There's a lot more that I wish I knew before I got started.
Maybe you are experiencing a little bit of that feeling yourself!
So let's chat about! Sign up for a coffee date with me and we can work through some of your hesitations as you get started in your own business.