Work Life Balance in Your Small Business

How is the work life balance in your small business? Do you own your small business or does your small business own you?

Here are 5 questions to help you judge whether you’re getting the balance right.

Question 1: Are you still in control?

Not being able to influence what happens to you is stressful but sometimes it’s just because you have handed over control.

  • Take responsibility and take control back.
  • Don’t firefight, manage your workload by planning ahead.
  • Use calendars, to-do lists and other work management tools so that you don’t have to take work home in your head.
  • Practice saying ‘no’.
  • Put healthy boundaries in place […]

Prioritising your Small Business Tasks

You have too much to do in your small business and don’t know where to start. How are you going to decide what to do next? It is human nature to do the easy things first and to put off the things you are dreading.

The “Prioritization Matrix” is a simple way of categorising your ‘To-Do’ list so that you can be confident that you are dealing with things in the most efficient order.

 

Small Business Priortization Matrix

Step 1: Task Importance

Split your ‘To-Do’ list into ‘High Importance’ and ‘Low Importance’.  This is usually fairly […]