Do you find yourself struggling to plan and stay on top of your to do list or do you prefer to take it day by day? Or are you a combination of both? Or maybe you are like my daughter who never writes the to-do list despite insisting she will! No worries any which way I have some ideas to help you out...
Do you want to try and get more organised or are you happy to as you are? If you are happy as you are then please feel free to stop reading here. But you don't want to miss this ;) or maybe you do, only one way to find out and that is to keep reading!
Some of us love being organised in all aspects of our lives, while others are fantastic in our work lives but not so great in our home lives, or vice versa. Both are fine and being less organised is fine if you are happy. However, working with a VA can help you to focus on getting your to do list done. We are all experts in our own fields and have things that we all love to do and other things we avoid until they have to become a priority. For me my accounts are always the things I outsource. I can create an invoice and chase my payments but anything more complicated (the rest of the math-y stuff) I am happy to leave my accountant to do.
When you start to realise that your to do list is longer than you can manage and detracting from your productivity it's time to start to think about how you can get more organised. The first thing I recommend is write down everything you do in your life from cleaning to shopping, to the things that we often overlook like washing the dishes, including all your business tasks. Once you have done this work out what you love doing, what you don't mind doing and the things you don't want to do.
What's your budget, what can you afford to outsource?
Work out what you can afford and find out how much you can expect to pay for the tasks you want to outsource.
what do you need to outsource to keep yourself sane and what are you able and happy to do yourself - business can be hard but it shouldn't be coming at the cost of mental wellbeing or overall sanity.
For more tips on getting organised feel free to download my top tips for getting organised and how to stay organised.
Or book a call to discuss your organisational needs - I like this option personally ;)
As September dawns are you feeling blue about the end of summer and if you are a parent or grandparent, the school holidays or do you feel rejuvenated by the thought that you can finally speak to people and concentrate on your business rather than just marking time?
For those of us who have been lucky enough to have a break away from home, we may already have settled back into our routine, or for others waiting until the world re-emerges, from the August slump.
I love spending time with my family, I am lucky enough to have family living abroad. I enjoy the thought of getting away from it all, but I tend to do a lot of thinking about what I want to do next strategically. I even took my logos on holiday to decide on my final choice and considered doing a poll of all the passengers on my flight!
I also enjoy the fact I don’t have to get up quite so early when I return to the UK, although I am always at my desk by 8.30 am!
While I’m not keen on the darker mornings and the evenings I look forward to September, as I see it as a time for renewed vigour. For me this means putting into practice what I have been learning during the quieter summer months. This year I learnt more about Social Media marketing by doing some blog rewrites for a client and another client took the opportunity to start teaching me the accountancy software Sage, for my own use. Now all I need to do is put all this into practice.
If you are feeling invigorated and want to concentrate on growing your business then contact JH Admin to assist you with your admin needs.
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