It's all about the hustle, hustle, hustle.
Until one day you wake up feeling drained and start to question if you were ever meant to do more than just the corporate 9 to 5.
If you have found yourself feeling your energy drain just thinking about your business its time to set up some boundaries that feel good to you.
It is time to take your business back from stressed to success.
Still feeling fabulous?
Let's take your energy to an even higher vibe.
Now, if you are feeling fabulous, you may be wondering why you would even bother with adding in boundaries.
Boundaries help to scale your business to a whole new level.
By having boundaries in place, you can not only protect your time but also are establishing an environment that helps your customers respect your time and their investment with you on a whole new level.
Areas to start with:
1. It's okay to say No.
2. Schedule Everything.
3. Define your working hours
It's okay to say No.
I work my business super early in the morning and late at night after my son has fallen asleep. Some days this can mean I only have a few hours to devote to my business.
When you only have a few hours to work with each one needs to be deliberately planned and intentional, so before I do any work I ask myself does this align with the goals of my business.
This one is tough for me.
Full transparency, but schedules and I have not always been friends. I found though that without a plan in place the things that I needed to complete in my business were just not happening.
Schedule your time on social media. Put time aside to go through your email and messages.
When I stopped treating every message from a customer as an emergency, I began to reclaim my sanity and my success.
Define your working hours.
Having defined working hours goes hand in hand with scheduling your day and is one of the most freeing things you can do as a small business owner. By letting your customers know when they can expect a response back from you, you have established the boundaries.
At first, defining the hours that I respond to communication was not something I wanted to do. I figured that I would always answer messages and email when I had free moments. I saw this as my providing a high level of customer service, but when I couldn't respond right away, it stressed me out.
Now my customers know when to expect responses from me. Not only am I happier, but they are too.