Running your own business is hard work. It’s fantastic and freeing and can bring immense satisfaction. But there are a boatload of details that you probably didn’t think about when you had your grand idea. So what can you do when you feel overwhelmed with all the details? Here are three quick hacks to make your business life easier. Read ‘em and weep (with joy, I hope):
- Chrome Profiles: are you one of those people with literally dozens of tabs open on your laptop? You have so many that they’ve all become tiny, illegible boxes at the top of your screen and the only way to tell what’s what is by clicking on each one? You’re not alone! The answer to creating some order out of that chaos is Chrome profiles. You can create different profiles for each of your clients or businesses or projects – however you work! Each profile will have all the websites you use for that particular person or project saved within it. Need a visual? Here’s a quick video showing you how to do it:
- Create a Daily Schedule: some people cringe at this one claiming they’re just not organized enough to create a schedule for themselves. But I promise you, this will not take more than five minutes at the very end or very beginning of your day. You can create a schedule based on either time or project. It can be on whatever medium you prefer: paper or digital, but just take the five minutes and do it. And don’t forget to schedule some break time for yourself: super important for keeping productive during your work day.
You can either take five minutes at the end of your day to create a schedule for the next day or make creating the schedule the very first thing you do in the morning before getting started. I promise it will make you feel more in control!
- Connect With a Colleague or Biz Bestie: knowing you’re not alone can make all the difference. Make a point of connecting with a colleague at least once a week. It can be a literal in-person meeting, a virtual one via Zoom or even a quick phone call. Just ten minutes (add it to your schedule) to brainstorm, vent, share ideas, laugh or cry will make a difference. And if you don’t have someone in mind, look for Facebook groups within your profession and engage there. They’re all going through the same things you are.
It’s OK business owner/rockstar…you got this. I’d love to hear if you found these hacks helpful. Send me an email and let me know!