Managing oneself before managing your business
You may think that your business success has nothing to do with how you handle yourself mentally, emotionally or physically. But, taking care of yourself before your business can affect the outcome of a project or the relationship between you and your employees.
In this blog, we hope to give insight into the effects of managing oneself while managing your business. We encourage you to be a self-starter, motivated individual that values clear thought above discombobulated, dysfunctional habits and aims to achieve success in all aspects of life.
Preparing Your Mind Before the Day Starts
Are you the kind of person that has 14 alarms set or wakes up 10 minutes before you have to leave for work? These poor habits might reflect in your work. How you start the day can affect your mood and efficacy level throughout the day. People with a morning routine are more likely to be successful in the workplace than those that get up on the wrong side of the bed. Go to sleep early, wake up with a plan of action and go into work with a positive mindset. It is better to start your morning with a routine that prepares you for the day.
Another way to prepare for your day is by finding time to dedicate to your physical health. This can be difficult with a busy work schedule, but people find time to hit the gym either in the morning or afternoon. Take time to find a schedule that fits with yours.
Self Management = Great Management
It’s hard being the boss and having to manage employees on top of emails, project deadlines, and meetings. It is important to dedicate the first thirty minutes at your office to prioritize your task list for the day. Then, spend the remainder of that time reviewing the tasks and needs of employees to help them arrange their day. Leadership in a small or large organization takes a lot of skill and influence.
Like any great marketing strategy, there are short and long-term goals that are set to meet business objectives. Take time to set goals for yourself. Dive into the areas of yourself that you can improve upon and set short and long-term goals that you would like to achieve. Whenever you create goals for yourself you will know what it takes to set internal goals for your team. For example, our office meets once a week to discuss the progress on internal and client projects. During this meeting, we discuss the objectives we have accomplished and the areas where there is a need for improvement.
Don’t forget to celebrate whenever you achieve your goals. Taking a moment to revel in an accomplishment will bolster morale and encourage continued good work amongst employees and yourself.
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses personally and professionally plays a huge part in being a good leader. Communication within your team is key to running a smooth organization and achieving your goals. It is important to know what you are good at and likewise what you could use some help with. Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks to employees who are better at certain details and assignments. Growing and learning together will benefit your employees, your company and yourself.
Posted: Nov 06, 2018