Have you ever heard the saying ‘work always expands to fill the time available? So what does that mean? It means that the longer you have to get something done, the longer you will take to do it. save time
One of my clients recently committed to taking every Friday off. He blocked out the time in his diary and guess what? He gets the same amount of work done in the 4 days. Because we’ve been working together, his business is running much more effectively which has made it easy for Gary to step away.
I must admit that I used to always plan to have Fridays off myself and did for a Day-Off Calendar long time. Then gradually I let other things get in the way and found myself working on my business on that day instead.
Lately I realised that I had better take my own advice and have reclaimed that day back and feel much better for it.Let’s face it as a business owner there is always something to do.
Working harder is not the answer. We all need time off to unwind. As a business owner you need it more than anyone else.
So if you really want to have an additional day off a week, here’s what you do:
1. Decide which day you want off
2. Block that day out in your diary
3. Plan what you’ll do on your day off (very important otherwise you may end up working because you don’t know what to do with yourself)
4. Do it!
Lorraine Pirihi, The Productivity Queen, is Australia’s leading Productivity Specialist and creator of “The Productivity and Profit System TM” the complete one-on-one training program for solopreneurs and small businesses that shows business owners exactly how to work less and earn more! To receive your F.R.E.E. CD & Report “3 Steps to Dramatically Reducing Your Workload and Stress While Maximising Your Profit$! ($77 value) go to www.productivityqueen.com.