1. Wake Up Earlier
Yes, yes, we know this may be the last thing you want to do, but there are just only so many hours in one day and maximizing that time is important. After all, think about how far you can grow your business with an extra hour a day. Even if it’s just waking up early to write out your to-do list, make breakfast and spending time gathering your thoughts–it’s worth it!
2. Focus and Prioritize
Let’s face it investing time and energy in your side hustle is going to take more than just weekends. The weekdays are the perfect time to carve out a few hours to work on your business. If you have a demanding job that you sometimes take home with you, make a to-do list dedicated for work tasks and prioritize them. And, leave work at work! Here’s a cool way to focus by using time blocks.
3. Get Organized
Whether it’s designating a certain room in your home for side business work or just keeping a planner with both full and part-time deadlines on it, being organized will seriously increase your productivity. Try using the daily goals section of your Glamorous Planner to break down what you need to accomplish for both work and your business each day.
4. Set Aside Time Each Week
Do you work better at night or on the weekend? Are there days that you just can’t bring yourself to work on your side business? Finding out what times and days you work best can help so much with keeping motivated (as well as avoiding the dreaded procrastination). Set aside undistracted time blocks to work on your business on specific days.
5. Outsource Where You
This is a toughie. When building a business you want to bring home as much profit as possible but this is where scaling your business while managing your day job is essential. Make a list of things you do for your business and how much time you spend at work. Now, put an asterisk beside the things only you can do as the owner. The rest can be outsourced with proper funding of course. Perhaps, it’s investing in Quickbooks or a virtual assistant. Every little things helps you find balance two the two.
How do you currently balance work and business?