No matter what kind of business you own or how successful you are, there’s one thing you can’t buy – time. If you are going to commit time to focusing on making big progress in 2020, you have to find ways to make more time for yourself. So how do you get started? With some major spring cleaning.
Declutter: The first step in spring cleaning your business is to declutter. Take a deep look at where you and you team are spending the most time. Are there things you are doing that could be simplified or cut? Where are you wasting the most time and energy? For example, if you are handling payroll and human resources yourself, could you outsource those tasks in order to spend more time focusing on business growth? Identify and remedy the clutter.
Scrub: Once you’ve figured out how to get rid of some of your clutter, it’s time to do a deep clean. Are there projects or tasks that you’ve continuously put on the backburner that you could get off your plate? Do your business systems need updated? Have you or your team taken on any unnecessary tasks that could be delegated elsewhere? It’s important to get back to the most effective baseline before you can make progress on a stronger 2020.
Organize: Now that you have a clear, clean picture of your business, it’s a good time to think about organization. How do you want your team to spend their time? What projects are at the top of your priority list? Are there equipment, software or hardware needs that could make your business more organized and efficient? Putting things “where they belong” can save your business – and your team – a lot of time.
Plan and Commit: Once you’ve spring cleaned your business, don’t sit back and let the clutter build up again. Take the bull by the horns and create a plan to keep things as decluttered, scrubbed and organized as possible. Then, schedule a meeting with yourself to plan for meeting and exceeding those big 2020 goals. If you need help creating that plan – or spring cleaning your business –your local Growth Coach can help: https://www.thegrowthcoach.com/find-a-coach.
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