Such a strong word. Such a negative topic.
But you’ve got to deal with the negative sometimes in order to appreciate the positive.
That being said, there are things that we all hate to do in our businesses.
I know that for me, these things are…
- Reading and responding to Emails.
So what I’ve done is worked on minimizing the amount of time that I spend on these things. For example…
- I set the expectation up front that I don’t respond all day and all night to Email, except in the case of real emergencies.
- I use Inbox by Gmail, which allows me to better organize my inbox and spend less time sorting through.
- I include five.sentenc.es in my Email signature to “train” my clients to respond to me in an efficient way.
- I do not take unscheduled phone calls — too much distraction.
- I use youcanbook.me so that my clients can put themselves on my calendar during a time that is convenient for them, and I am available. This syncs with my Google Calendar so that I don’t need to manage it manually.
- I push all of my book-keeping tasks to one day a month. I have a process so I can get in and get out in under an hour.
What do you HATE in your business?
The ultimate question: How can you minimize the amount of time that you spend on those tasks?
Seriously think about it.
There are certain things that a lot of people hate that I don’t mind…things like updating my Website, working on my marketing, etc. Those are things that I find enjoyable.
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