Stuck in the Business of Being Busy?
Are you busy? Perhaps you’re too busy to even read this blog. You may not have noticed that you’re stuck in this aspect. After all, there are many other business matters that can easily make you feel stuck.
You’re probably grasping at straws and constantly feeling like you have to catch up with the need for more control. You need to get things done but you just find yourself busy with things (probably postponed from way back because you were too busy then, too). You want clarity in your business using a system that will have things running smoothly and bringing you better results.
So you hustle and hustle… as you drink your third cup of coffee during your 12-hour workday, do you really think that’s what it’s like to be successful? Don’t you notice the trade-off between productivity and more working hours?
Being busy makes you feel like things are progressing, but not all motion is progress.
You don’t want to wear yourself down and end up burnt out. You didn’t start a business for this.
If you think your well-being is merely personal and doesn’t have to do anything with your business, think again. You risk shortchanging your clients because—more often than not—when you’re too busy, you start disregarding the small things that make your client’s experience unique. You give them less and less individual attention so you can move on to the next thing on your to-do list.
How do you get unstuck then?
First, slow down. Pause, breathe, and then look at what’s on your plate with a well-rested mind. Frame your tasks according to priority and see how each one is really worth your time. Take time to think.
Next, get organized. There’s an abundance of online tools designed to improve your organizational system—from time-trackers to kanban boards to project management platforms. Maybe piece together a few different tools that will take care of various aspects of your business.
Lastly, consider working with a team and delegate. You want to become less busy but it’s not like your tasks are going to get any fewer as your business grows. Your undivided attention will be needed on the more important things so you shouldn’t find be multitasking with menial tasks that can be done by someone else.
Now, more than ever, there’s an easier way to offload your work—by hiring a virtual assistant.
Those menial tasks that need to be done on a day-to-day basis can likely be handled remotely by a virtual assistant. Remember the organizational tools you need? They’re also online and a tech-savvy virtual assistant should have no problem using them. Working with a virtual assistant will free up your valuable time without sacrificing your business.
Here at TopVA, we have a wide range of Virtual Assistant Services that are sure to meet any of your needs. Efficiency is the name of our game! Let us take the busy-ness out of your business! Hit us up.