Sole Trader? Small Business Owner? are you overwhelmed by the seemingly endless roles you are required to perform?
This is even before you start doing the work that you do best.
Now you could try and do everything yourself, but before you do look at this short quote by Sir William H Oglvie:
'How does the little busy bee improve each shining hour and gather honey all day from every opening flower? Well, in truth, he doesn't. He spends most of the day in buzzing and aimless acrobatics and gets about a fifth of the honey he would collect if he organised himself'
You need to ask yourself am I like that buzzy bee, trying doing everything myself and only being productive for a 5th of the day?
Time is precious, use yours wisely!
Albert Einstein was often asked to explain the general theory of relativity.
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour," he once declared. "Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity!"
It’s the same in business, do something you like and are particularly good at and you whiz through it, however something you hate or not good at well that seems to take hours.
C. Northcote Parkinson's First Law: Work expands to fill the time available – so before you know it you’ve wasted all day doing something you could have asked someone else to do.
Another famous saying “Want something done, give it to a busy person”.
In my opinion that's the secret of making it work in a small business is
'Only Do What Only You Can Do!'
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