What’s one thing you always want more of that you can’t buy? That’s right – time. We only have so much of it in any given day, week, month, or life, so let’s sure we are making the most of it. As a business owner are you spending your time wisely? What effect could an “extra” 10 hours in your week have on your business? Give a listen and find out. Check out the website for more content www.bcbousa.com
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In today’s episode we talk about the one thing money can’t buy – time. A hectic Tuesday had Dan reflecting on how he just wished he had more time in his day so today’s topic is about making sure you are making the best use of your time. From a personal perspective, if you are not happy at your job and genuinely dread going to work everyday it is probably time to look for something new. Some days are always better than others and there is frustration with every job, but if you wake up each morning and wish you did not have to show up at work you are wasting precious time.
From a business perspective, Dan speaks with business owners all the time about how they are running their business. They talk about how they handle the bookkeeping themselves (if they are doing it at all) and question why they would pay someone to do work that they can do. While that is a fair question, it is important to consider that as the business owner what is the best use of your time. If you are working in the office 5, 10, 20 hours a week sending out invoices, estimates, handling the bookkeeping, etc. when someone else *cough* Blue Collar *cough* could handle it for you what could you do with that extra time? What would your business look like if you spent an additional 5-20 hours a week in the field managing ongoing projects, cultivating new relationships, and landing new work?
Evaluating and making changes to your daily responsibilities as your company grows is extremely important. Dan understands that there are tasks that he handles right now that quite frankly he should not be handling. His time could be better spent in other areas of the business. As the owner of a company, the tasks that you handle today should not be the same tasks you handle 5 years from now. You should grow your business, grow your team, and trust them to handle some of your tasks so you can continue to focus on the big picture vision and goals you have created for yourself and your business. We only have so much time here, use it wisely.