I will admit that I read a lot of motivational articles. It is an amazing time to learn from and be inspired by successful people. Most of the articles I read have at least one concept that I find relevant and helpful to my situation. I recently read “3 Energy-Draining Habits That Undermine Your Health and Waste Your Money,” a short article by Julian Hayes II in Entrepreneur Magazine. He points out that reducing the amount of mental energy you expend each day can make significant changes to your life and business. Maybe one of his tips can create a positive change for your life.
Life is busy. Even if you love what you do, running a business adds a lot of stress to your days. We encourage you to:
1) Step back and get a big-picture view of your daily processes.
2) Look at each of your daily processes/tasks/actions/habits and ask Why? Do they help you? Do they move your business forward? Is this revenue-generating? Should you be the one performing the task? Can you pass the task to other staff or contractors? What is the benefit for you to continue as you are vs passing it on to another? Can you get better control of your business and meet your goals more effectively by delegation?
3) Act on your evaluation. It is so easy to say “I’ll get to it once I’m through with _____ “, then 6 months go by.
Atomic Bookkeeping is not just here to balance your books. We love process improvement. As we watch over your books we keep an eye for improvement and offer suggestions. It’s your business. Run it the way you want, but know that you have a team watching your back. We are a coach, watching from the press box, knowing your game-plan, giving you timely observations to assist you to be successful.
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Entrepreneurs are unique. We pour everything they have into our passions. The problem most of us have is that we either don’t have a plan to delegate responsibilities or we just can’t trust someone else with our business. Failure to have a plan or trust can cause you a lot of pain. Even the smartest, most talented business owner can fall into the trap of believing they are the only one that can do the job. Remember to have a plan and delegate, don’t fall into Elon’s trap.
Do you ever think about the reason you do what you do? Do you know your WHY? If asked, can you define how your passions affect your day-to-day life? The goal of having this blog and Facebook page is to share our WHY with you and encourage you to chase your passions.
The concept of the WHY is not something that I came up with. If you have seen previous posts, you probably know that I really like to listen to Simon Sinek teach. In the attached TED Talk on great leadership, it introduced me to the concept of finding your WHY.
I usually try to keep the items I share here to under 3 minutes. This talk has changed the way I see my life. If you have 18 minutes to watch, maybe it will for you too.
Have a great day,
Here at Atomic Bookkeeping, we are in business to support your business. Each business is different, and each business leader is unique. Still, there are a few common truths that our friends and clients have in common. They have a Vision for their business that drives them to push through difficulties to find their success. To chase their vision, they set goals and focus on revenue-generating activities. Lastly, they actively seek advice from other professionals. We are here to take care of your bookkeeping, report on your financial health, and point out the places where we see room for improvement. Please contact us to discuss how we can provide you the support your business needs.
For 10 reasons to outsource your bookkeeping read: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290854