Thursday, July 28, 2011
Successfully Managing Multiple Hats
As an aspiring/novice business owner you will have several responsibilities, both inside your start-up and out. Many of us have to work regular jobs, are in school, and have families that also require our attention. So how do you successfully manage all of these different responsibilities? First, you must be very disciplined with your time. If you know that date night is coming up, you may need to use your lunches at work to catch up on your personal business emails. You may have to get up an hour earlier and go sleep an hour later to accomplish tasks that you otherwise wouldn't with people around. I am a firm believer that family comes first, so you have to make sure that your family is priority and you work your schedule around them instead of vice versa (especially if you are married). A big thing that young gunners neglect is adequate sleep, exercise and leisure activities, all of which must be incorporated into your lifestyle in order for you to stay sane and have a shot at accomplishing all your ambition desires. It is possible to wear many different hats and manage them successfully, but you cannot be lazy and must be extremely efficient with your time.