Everyday Life for an Owner of a Small or Medium Sized Company

 

 

If you have a small or medium-sized business, you have probably already realized that it is not a typical 9 to 5 job. The time when most people go home after a normal working day has a small business day hardly come halfway.

Of course, it can be exciting to run your own company, but if we are to be really honest, it is neither particularly easy nor glamorous with the long, unpredictable working hours or the fact that you have to be both CEO, operations manager, accountant, personnel and IT expert at the same time. Many times, this can lead to health suffering, which may ultimately have negative consequences for your company.

But with so many different things to focus on, how do you do to be able to concentrate on what is really important? How do you get everything done? Although it is a heavenly difference between being a small business owner and working 9 to 5, one can often make life easier on both the personal and the professional level by implementing a 9 to 5 structure and routine.

 

Start the day properly

Start the day properly

Start jogging, lifting weights or yoga. No matter what activity you choose, there is no better way to start your day than with training. We know that it is tempting to stay there for a little longer in the morning. We know that sometimes it feels impossible to throw off those warm lovely sheets.

But the energy you get from the exercise is much better than the one you get from 45 minutes of extra sleep. There are those who say, “You will never regret your training.”

In addition to the physical benefits, the training also sends a signal to the brain that says you are purposeful and disciplined. The fact that you have tackled such a difficult task so early in the day can have a very positive effect on other areas of your life, such as your work.

Once you have trained, showered and eaten a healthy breakfast, you are ready to meet the day.

 

Make the most important first

Make the most important first

When you get to work, it is time to take advantage of the adrenaline and the energy you received from the training and breakfast. This means that you start with the most important thing. It is smart to use the time between 8:30 and 12:30 to take on the most urgent tasks of the day.

The most important thing may not be what you actually feel like doing. In fact, you probably ignore these data because they are often rather boring.

But if you do the boring jobs first then it is just as with the training that you send a positive signal to the brain that says that you are willing to roll up the sleeves and get the job done. In addition, new tasks will emerge during the day and then you will be flexible and prepared to handle both unforeseen and anticipated events.

 

Include the outside world in your everyday life

Include the outside world in your everyday life

Use the lunch break to talk to friends and acquaintances. Whether you are having lunch with friends or colleagues, it is important to shift your focus to the social aspects of running a small business.

In the afternoon, it is ideal to book meetings. If you have focused on yourself and your company in the morning, you can include the outside world for the rest of the day – book meetings with potential customers or suppliers, explore any marketing efforts, get price information etc.

 

Look forward

Look forward

Kl. 17.00 is a good time to sit down and look over what needs to be done in the morning, look in his calendar, set up a to-do list, and confirm the booked meetings. Preparation and organization are crucial.

 

Turn off the work

Turn off the work

Never leave the job later is 18:00. Yes, there is always more to do. But in the above step, you have clarified and prioritized what needs to be done tomorrow, and now is the time to take care of the other parts of your life that are important to you.

It can be time with the family, go out and eat, come home and play an instrument for an hour, or hang out with friends. Whatever you do, you should spend a couple of hours doing something that doesn’t have to do with your small or medium-sized business. Or your phone.

 

E-mail quick check

E-mail quick check

One hour before you go to bed, it may be good to check your email to see if something acute has appeared, such as an order confirmation that you have been waiting for.

Believe it or not, this check-in process will not re-start your brain, instead it can help you finish well and feel that you have everything under control.

 

BEDTIME

BEDTIME

Around 21:00 it is time to start unwinding. Lie in bed, take a book and read in half an hour. Or meditate. The goal is for you to be relaxed and sleepy.

Try to sleep 7-8 hours every night, as research has shown that it is the optimal time. A good night’s sleep means that you are in top shape the next day.

It cannot be avoided that if one is to be able to run a small business in the best possible way, one must use his time and energy in a smart way.

 

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