There’s little that’s easy about running a company, especially in the early days, when it feels like you’re just continually trying to figure things out. At those times, it can feel like progress can be a little too slow; while you’re putting in plenty of hours at the office, you’re not making giant — or sometimes even small — steps forward. If you find yourself in this position, then it’s important to work on turbocharging your business. There are plenty of effective ways to do just that, as we’ll see below.
If you’re going to push your business forward, then you need the time to work on the tasks that’ll help make it a reality. Alas, that isn’t always the case. If you’re spending too much time on time-consuming and overly complicated tasks, then you won’t have the time needed to put your genuine talents into action. So why not look at outsourcing some tasks? You don’t need to be in charge of your marketing or IT needs, nor your accounting or legal matters. There are other experts that can take care of those jobs for you. Outsource, and you’ll find that you have plenty more time on your hands!
Bring in Employees
You’re only one person, and though you’ll have plenty of useful and applicable skills, you’re not going to be an A+ performer for all the tasks you have to take care of. If your business is going to grow, then you’ll need to bring in employees. If you hire correctly, then you’ll find that your company gets talented individuals that can help take your business to the next level. Once they’re on board, it’s important to avoid micromanaging the employees — you’ll only negatively impact how well they can perform. They need space and freedom to bring their best work!
It can feel like every day, there are a million tasks that you have to take care of. However, if that’s all you’re doing, then you’ll be operating from a “reactive” standpoint. It’s much better to take a proactive standpoint, which involves making plans for how you’re going to improve and reach your full potential. This can seem abstract, but there are things that can help you. By using the X Matrix model, for instance, you can develop strategic goals and create a pathway for achieving those goals. Remember, it’s only by developing a solid plan that you can reach the top of the mountain; it’s unlikely that you’ll just get there by accident.
Finally, think about your mindset. Many bosses, especially small company bosses, are governed by a fear of failure. While that can make you work harder, it can also keep you in an unambitious box. If you’re playing things too safe, then it doesn’t matter how well you organise your business — there’ll be an upper limit to how much success can come your way, and it won’t be very high! Instead, dream big, and think of what’s possible, not what might happen if you fail.