Let’s face it, starting a company can be stressful. So much work to do and you are so used to being told what to do that you may feel like you just do not know what to do sometime. There is a ton of pressure on you because you are both the owner and the employee so you have many different roles to perform and clients to please. You may be having trouble organizing things or finding the time to do what needs to be done while you try to juggle your own life. Who has time for a life when you are building a startup, right? Well, we have some tips that may help with that.
The first thing you need to do is get organized. Figure out what needs to be done and prioritize. Planning is everything. Write things down and then arrange your schedule for what needs to be done. Clean your work area. Clutter and mess can make your day to day business a disaster. If you have to spend hours looking for things you need all the time, how are you going to be successful? Update your files, invest in the Cloud, as much space as you need and back it up. Always back up everything. calendars are important but you should try to only use one because if you put some things on one calendar and not on the other, you will likely start missing important deadlines or dates. Use the tools offered online like Google Docs and calendars. Add them to your browser and sync them with your phone and other devices so you are able to access them from anywhere.
You Are the Boss
Because you are the boss, you should plan your workday as needed and try to stick to it. Take frequent small breaks instead of just a couple of long ones. Sometimes just stepping away from your computer for a few minutes when you are stuck on something can help clear your mind and get you back on track.
Do Not Be Afraid to Ask for Help
You can delegate the small jobs that you do not have to do yourself. Organizing your emails, writing thank you notes, and sending out invitations can be done by anyone. Since you are the boss, you do not have to do everything. Get a dependable assistant who you trust and have them help with the little monotonous tasks.
Take Time for Yourself and Your Family
Do not forget that you are human. You have friends and family that want to spend time with you and you need to take the time to do this at least once a day. Even if it is just sitting down to a meal or watching a movie with your family, this time is essential to both you and your loved ones. This is the time to de-stress and enjoy life for a while so you can keep anxiety at bay.
Do What You Love and Love What You Do
The whole point of having your own business is doing what you want to do. You are the boss so you can choose what you want to do. By loving what you do, you will be that much more successful and happy. No matter what, if you do what you love, you will love what you do. If you need to talk to someone about the stress you are under, try online therapy with BetterHelp. You can do it from home and do not even need an appointment.
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