The Time Spent On Your Business… Necessary or Wasted?


The Time Spent On Your Business… Necessary or Wasted?



Here is an Impulse Check to see if you “Only do what’s necessary for your business” to make sure you are maintaining a work-life balance and not wasting valuable time with business tasks that can be taken care of later or outsourced.

You know one of the things I adore about my clients is that they are all entrepreneurs…  

They are excited about the work that they do and are passionate about the ideas they come up with. They love their businesses (at times) like it is one of their children, pouring a lot of time and energy into them — working to ensure it is the best business that it can be.
That is a good thing.

The bad thing is that many entrepreneurs do not always feel like they are getting anything done … despite the long hours and hard work put into it. There are times that entrepreneurs believe they are not being efficient due to the feeling of never having enough time — And that is exhausting.

*Remember you are not alone!  

What is The Antidote?

1. Get clear about what you are trying to accomplish

I see clients every day who are heading in 15 different directions all at the same time. They are jumping from one thing to the next and back again without a clear destination, always chasing the next “shiny object.”

The best approach to this is to take some time to generate measurable goals that are easy for you to articulate. For example:

  • In 2022, I want to increase revenue by at least $40,000.
  • I want to acquire 10 more retainer clients monthly.
  • I want to delegate 2-5 hours of work per week to an assistant or have to spend with family.

*Start with 3 measurable goals that are small and attainable first. As you accomplish 1 goal add another one to replace it.

2. Make a plan that supports your goals

If your goal is to increase revenue by $40,000, identify five or six activities to support that objective. This might include:

  • Raising prices (financial goal)
  • Additional public speaking events (personal goal)
  • Attend more networking events (professional goal)
  • Writing a newsletter (business goal)
  • Utilize social media platforms more (online presence goal)
  • Anything, period. (do you goal)

*Be deliberate about this. This is how you are going to spend your time reaching your goal(s).

3. Set up support systems 

For you to know whether you are carrying out your plan, it is also, important to track what you’re doing. Part of my plan to increase revenue this year is to attend at least one networking event a month, meet with one new person every week, start publishing my newsletter monthly and have more of an online presence.

There is no way I could possibly track my progress in my head, so, I use an Excel spreadsheet to manage and track my success each week, Google Calendar to plan out my time and ClickUp for project management.

Am I flawless in my methodology? No. Does it help to see what I am “actually” doing versus what I “think” I am doing so; I can make mid-course modifications and be motivated by the things I have accomplished? Absolutely.

*Take advantage of free trials and software that have a free subscription to find the ones best for you and your business.

4. Don’t be afraid to say “NO”

If you get a request that is not aligned with your goal(s) or something you do not enjoy doing, etc. it is important to say… No. If you have a bright idea that also does not align with your goal(s) (no matter how brilliant) it is equally important that you say, No or (not right now).

For example, one of my tactics for growing my revenue this year is public speaking, but with parameters; I have decided to do a talk show that is outside of my business to gain more confidence and a presence online. That is one thing I was willing to do outside of the box this year to help me and my business. Spending a week coming up with new presentation for events is not an option “right now,” but I do want to achieve that goal later.

*Everything is not a priority even when the world around you makes it seem like it is.

5. GOAL Digging Process

Do your goal setting and planning in a quiet area. Also, do it separately from your day-to-day activities. Be clear in your language and remove any ambiguity. Stick with it, even when you’re feeling short on time or energy.

Be sure to add time on your personal calendar for updating the systems you have put in place. In the end, you’ll feel more focused, get more done and enjoy your business a lot more than you thought you could.

*Only do what is necessary for your business “right now.”


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When you are looking for software or an application that helps you with time management, staying organized and manages your workflow with every detail efficiently… ClickUp is an excellent choice.

ClickUp is a project manager that small business owners use for creating multiple workspaces to save all your clients’ information, projects, due dates, etc. in a streamline system.

This a powerful system with a wide range of features that allows you to work without limitations. Get more information and sign up for ClickUp here.

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2 Replies to “The Time Spent On Your Business… Necessary or Wasted?”

  1. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I do think that you ought to publish more about this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but typically people dont speak about such issues. To the next! Many thanks!!

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