Are You Wearing Too Many Hats?

Too Many Hats

How many hats do you wear?

Ok, I know you are not actually wearing all of these hats but they do represent the number of skills that you need to successfully take your business to the next level. You need to be an expert in everything!

At some point you will discover that you simply can’t continue to do it all yourself. Something has to give! Outsourcing one or two (or even all) of your hats will free up your time and energy for an abundance of other things including actually doing some revenue building work – now wouldn’t that be nice?

The first hat I took off in my business was my graphic design and website building hat. What a relief that was!  I slowly continued to remove other hats until I was only left with work that I wanted to do – that is what being a #Thousandaire is all about after all!

I would love to know what hats you have taken off and how you got on without them?

How to waste time – perfectly

Plant

I’ve been spending time recently reflecting on my previous blog about overcoming perfectionism and I have realised that perfectionism is time-consuming.

It eats away at our time with a pretence of helping us to produce a perfect piece of work – if that is even possible?

Yes, we all want to produce good quality work, but we need to also ask ourselves a few key questions:

  • Can your clients afford to wait? What are their expectations?
  • Can you afford to spend the time perfecting something when new projects, clients and products are calling for your attention?
  • Do we spend so long perfecting one thing that the results are missed opportunities, tight deadlines, and stress?

I believe that we need to be more natural with the work we are doing.

Look at the natural world around you – even the pot plant on your desk – everything is in a permanent cycle of creation, growth, death and rebirth and crucially, nothing stays still.  Life is characteristically a little messy and unpredictable.  Nature never worries about perfection and neither should we.

That doesn’t mean we don’t work hard, or aspire to put our best foot forward at all times, but we should be kind to ourselves, and nurture our nature.

 

Team vs Time Machine

time-machine

 

Having just started writing my chapter on building your team around you, I was sat at my desk trying to find a good analagy to use and an image of a time machine popped into my head. Wowser! What a revelation!

As a micro business owner  wouldn’t it be wonderful if you owned a time machine? You could work for a client all day and then go back and do it all over again for another client, then again, and again, until your productivity and earning potential reached your wildest dreams? You would be exhausted of course, and nothing much else would be happening in your life, but your bank balance would look extremely healthy.

Or, you could build a team around you that would effectively do the same thing with a lot less effort from you. In a way your team is your time machine. Taking the time and making the effort to effectively recruit new team members will reap the same rewards.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Your very own time machine without all of the travelling backwards and forwards in time stuff. You would be a Thousandaire in no time at all!

Assuming you don’t want to time travel that is? 😀

So what is a Thousandaire?

Come on now it must be real! I am one! How can such an important step in becoming a millionaire and achieving world domination not exist? How many of us can go from totally broke to millionaire in one step? There is a natural progression which most people seem to ignore.

Making your first £1000 as a micro business owner is a real milestone. But where do you go from there? Things can sometimes come unstuck when you reach workload capacity – after all you only have one pair of hands.

My book will provide realistic first steps to world domination for micro business owners. It will expel the myth that micro business owners need to work 24/7 to earn the right to financial freedom. I will use examples from my own business, case studies, testimonials and templates etc. to allow you to choose what to change in your business so that you too can be a Thousandaire.

Watch this space for a publication date…..