I’m sure the phrase, “you need to work ON your business vs. IN your business” is not unfamiliar.
Like most business owners, finding time to stop yourself from being your company’s best employee can be difficult; or it may just be a matter of changing habits along with time management. It also is a matter of being able to let go of some tactical control and delegate jobs that you are currently taking on yourself.
I will be the first to admit that I am not good at that at all. I have major control issues – like most business owners (after all, that’s why we do what we do, isn’t it?). Unfortunately, I have come to a serious realization that if I don’t either take more time to work ON my business that IN my business I’m going to plateau; and no more growth will be had.
We are all just one person and we only have so many hours in a day. So if you are going to work ON our business vs. IN our business you have three options:
Redistribute some time away from tasks you’re doing in your business to create time to work on your business.
Redistribute some time away from your personal life (friends and family) to create time to work on your business; which I don’t personally recommend as quality of life outside of work is vital.
Hire someone new, or give a current employee more tasks, allowing him/her to take on some of the current tasks you’re doing that you know someone else is capable of.
OK – so you might be saying to yourself… Sarah, this newsletter is about meetings and you’re talking about practice management and growth; why aren’t you staying in your lane?
Well, here’s the connection – once you decide you’re going to commit to working on your practice, you will probably need some expert advice in certain areas, and practice management meetings are a great resource for you to utilize!
There are a handful of practice management meetings in the works and many general meetings have a practice management track. Be sure to visit our official meeting calendar for more details, but here’s a short list!