A Lack of Time

With Calathea Accounting

A common challenge that I hear from my construction industry clients is that there’s never enough time in the day. They are overworked, overstretched and stressed out.

When we are firefighting like this, day in, day out we lose clarity and direction and the tasks that we need to make time for, the ones that bring the most value, tend to be the ones that we never have time to complete.

When you are constantly distracted with the day to day tasks of running your business, you don’t have the time to work on your business. To be able to steer your business in the direction that you want it to go and towards the goals that you want to achieve, you have to spend time working on your business, not just in your business.

But how do you do that when you don’t have the capacity to take on anything else?

You need to prioritise. Properly!

First of all, you need to make a list of all the things that you have going on right now. This needs to include both business and personal stuff.

Then number each task on the list between 1-10 with 10 being the most important.

This simple exercise can seem silly but it’s a great one to do, for a few reasons.

First of all, you get relief from the brain dump. Getting things out of your head and onto paper can be cathartic just in itself.

Then you can see how many things you are juggling at the moment. Are you being unrealistic with exactly what you’re able to manage in one go?

From this list, you will also be able to clearly see which tasks you can delegate and which ones you can just say no to!

Then you need to learn to delegate. As the business owner, you shouldn’t be involved in the day to day running of the business at all. Your processes need to be streamlined and mapped out so that they require absolutely no involvement from you.