Small business owners, stop wasting your time on $10 an hour work. Entrepreneurs tend to rationalize, “I can do it myself.” And then you spend your valuable time running out to get office supplies, extracting a virus from a computer or fixing a leaky faucet. Your number one job should be getting and keeping your customers. Focus on the $100 to $1000 an hour jobs.
Hire a personal assistant. The $10 an hour jobs have to get done, but it shouldn’t be up to you to do them. You have bigger fish to fry. So hire a competent person part-time at $10 to $15 per hour to do these tasks for you. This will free up your time immensely, allowing you to run your business more efficiently and with less distractions.
Relax. Everyone needs a little downtime. It gives you the mental space you need to think and rests your brain so it can perform to its full potential when you really need it. As an entrepreneur, you need to your brain to be at its sharpest all the time, so when you get a chance to rest, take it. Your brain will thank you.
Find your most productive time slot. We all have a particular time during the day that we get our finest work done. For some it’s early morning and others late at night. Figure out what time you’re most productive and set it aside for your most challenging task of the day. Reserve your best time so you can produce your best work. Simple as that.
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