I once heard a tip from someone on choosing a New Year’s resolution. They said to pick one you can stick with and make it work. This year, I decided to take it one step further, yet keep it simple, by picking a theme for my resolution: balance.
And this isn’t the type of balance the keeps you on your toes and your equilibrium in check. This is the type of balance that will keep your life steady and emotionally stable. It’s the type that isn’t just a state of being, but a behavior and judgement call that can change your life.
As a busy entrepreneur, making big changes like resolutions can be tricky. It’s certainly not easy working a 9-5, being a parent, and starting the steps to become financially free through starting your own UnFranchise business, but it can be done. You just have to find your balance.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- You’ve heard time and time again from our numerous leaders because it works: Time Leverage. Balancing your time really is one of the most important aspects in creating and keeping your business successful. I know, with my hectic schedule, I may not be in town for weeks at a time, but that does not mean I stop bullying my business. When I am preparing to show my work, I think of ways I can maximize my time. By showing it to more than one person, if I can schedule it that way, or scheduling small groups to view all at once will efficiently add to the amount of work I’m able to do within a certain period of time.
- Schedule in “me time.” Sometimes life seems like it’s going 1,000 miles an hour, and you feel like you can’t catch your breath! Well, by treating ‘me time’ like you would a meeting, you will feel less stressed and be ready for what the next day has in store. A friend of mine visited my home office one day, and within a span of 4-5 hours watching me work she said, “You know people will survive if you don’t answer that call or email in 2.5 seconds, right?” It was eye opening for me. She then suggested I set a time daily, 12-2pm for example, where I would block out my day, not take any phone calls, and take care of myself. That meant stepping out for lunch and getting some fresh air as opposed to eating lunch at my desk, checking older emails that I haven’t had the time to read, or reading a news article or a blog to keep me in the now, which will help me with work anyway. Ever since I applied those simple steps I’ve felt more balance within my life.
- Lean on senior partners as well as partners in your area, and even globally, to help you train your teams. I know I can be very hands-on, to the point I want my hands in everything! It’s not possible to think in that mentality and be successful at everything. When I started to lean and trust in my senior partners, I was always comfortable sending my prospects into that next UBP. Even if I were out of town, I knew they would be taken care of because this is what we are all about: helping one another succeed.
Like JR Ridinger says, Keep Growing.