(This is the fifth blog post of the Using a VA series.)
How to Determine Your Life Plan
The four hour workweek… For some workaholics, this sounds like a nightmare. For more practical entrepreneurs, it sounds absolutely unrealistic. For some dreamers, it sounds like heaven. Where do you stand? Would you like to trade in your 40 hour workweek for four hours or would you like to compromise somewhere in between?
Have you thought about where you are going with your life and business? Do you have a plan? If you set up your own business, you must have had a reason for doing so. Many people do have a good reason but in the mayhem of running a business, they often lose sight of that goal. This is where time management comes into play.
If we want to be successful in life, we have to have a bigger plan in mind and must be very good at managing our time on a day-to-day basis. These are two essentials, yet it’s amazing how many people don’t have control over either one of them.
Let’s be honest – money is not everything. Working yourself into the ground and trying to run the business by being the head cook and bottle washer may result in money in the bank, but what’s it doing to your health, well-being and life plans? How are your family and friends taking all of this? You need to be taking steps to turn your dreams into reality or what’s the point of it all?
You might think that these are very philosophical questions, but you have to understand that you’re the master of your own destiny. If you operate a business, YOU have the ability to determine your direction. The most successful entrepreneurs do not work over 40 hours per week. They may have done so at one point, before realizing that it’s simply not sustainable. They learned long ago that they had to delegate and outsource to capable and responsible virtual assistants in order to help them plan an overall lifestyle.
I’m not advocating that you should work only four hours per week. However, you can be actively involved in your business without working your fingers to the bone. You don’t have to be micromanaging and taking on all those endless tasks, just to make sure that everything is done on time.
It’s important that you sit down and figure out the bigger picture of your life. Where are you going to be in five or ten years from now? Feel free to share your future plans in the comments below.
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