If you’re like most business owners, you have more to do than time to do it.

But too many entrepreneurs get so wrapped up in their companies, they forget to take care of the other aspects of their lives. And the results can be devastating! Families are neglected, friends are lost, and the physical and mental health of the small business owner declines. (Just to name a few.)

So here are some tips for being able to successfully manage your
company and your life:

Automate your business: If you haven’t taken the time to realize the value of automation, do so soon. With your business on auto-pilot you have more time for other things.

Put systems into place: Mistakes are made when processes are not systematized. When processes are consistent, fewer mistakes are made…and there are fewer fires to put out.

Take a day off: Despite the temptation to work a 7-day week, take at least one day for yourself. You will see your productivity and your health improve. (Not to mention how happy your family will be to see you.)

Go home: Set a time schedule for yourself. Schedule the number of hours you will work and stick to that plan.

Set your priorities: There’s always another crisis to solve. So be sure to make special occasions with friends and family a top priority. Don’t allow a business “disaster” to hold you back. After all, there’s bound to be another one tomorrow.
None of the stuff in this is new to you. You know it all. But unless you are willing to take these suggestions to heart, you will never be able to effectively manage your life.

And remember, nobody ever lay on their deathbed wishing they had spent more time at the office!

Leap of the Week: Pull out your calendar and book your next vacation right now! You don’t need to know the details, just book the time now and work around it. Make it happen!