Being an entrepreneur means you have so many things vying for your attention. But as a smart entrepreneur who realizes that it’s impossible to mindfully attend to everything that calls for one’s attention, you are always striving to make time for the most important things.
The question now is, what are the most important things to make time for as an entrepreneur? The answers might vary depending on what type of industry you are, but these 6 things are universal and as such, applies to every entrepreneur
1. Masterminding with Other Great Entrepreneurs
Growing a profitable brand goes beyond “me, myself and I”. It requires that you mastermind and brainstorm with other like minds who can keep you on your toes. Do you have people who keep you on your toes? If yes, that’s great! If no, what’s stopping you?
Exercise does a lot of great things for the body. It helps to keep you in shape, help you think better and ultimately increases your productivity!! Exercise has also been linked to longevity. The more you exercise, the more strength you’ll have to keep going long after others have quit.[Great Read: How to Conduct a Marketing Survey]
3. Mentoring and Developing Your Team Members
Are you trying to build a business that will outlive you? Then, invest in your team members. Your team members are your greatest assets because no matter how grand your ideas are, if there is no one to execute it, then it’s as good as not having ideas. The more you mentor and develop your team members, the better they’ll become and the more successful your business will be.
4. Continuous Education
Knowledge is transient. What served you well last year might be obsolete this year. Therefore, no matter how busy you are, you should make time for educating yourself continuously.
Why is this important?
It helps you stay ahead of the curve, help you earn the respect of your customers and puts you at an advantage in comparison to your competitors. Invest in continuous education and constantly adding to your knowledge bank is an investment that will pay you for a lifetime!
Vacation may seem like a far-fetched activity especially when you are trying to grow your business. However, taking a vacation is not only something you should make time for, but it should also be a part of your non-negotiables yearly. Vacation time can help you ease stress, rejuvenate and coming back with better ideas.
6. Spending time with and listening to customers
The reason you are in business is to acquire customers, retain a lot of them and make a profit! Other reasons are icing on the cake! When your customers feel unsatisfied or uncared for, they become uninterested in doing business with you!
To prevent this, spend time with your customers. Spending time with them gives you the opportunity to ask for their opinion, ideas, and feedback. If you notice that your customers don’t come back, pick up the phone and give them a call.[Great Read: How to Get More Referrals for Your Small Business]2
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