Entrepreneurship – Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Entrepreneurship

strongemUnderstand that people are unquestionably a company’s greatest asset. No matter the product or service. A business will always only be as good as the people it keeps./em/strong

strongAttributes of Successful Entrepreneurs – Work Smart, Not Hard/strong

strongTaking time to recharge /strongrecognizes the temptation to work around the clock that’s very real for some entrepreneurs and business owners. After all, you don’t have a manager looking you’re your shoulder and telling you it’s time to go home because they can’t afford the overtime pay. Every entrepreneur must take time to establish a regular work schedule that includes time to stretch your legs and take lunch breaks, in addition to some days off and scheduled vacations. Create a tentative schedule as soon as you make the commitment to start a business. Of course, it goes without saying that your schedule will most certainly have to be flexible. You should, therefore, avoid the temptation to fill every possible hour in the day. Be smart and provide yourself a backup hour or two. Remember, all work and no play makes you “burn out” extremely fast and run the high-risk of becoming “grumpy,” and “grumpy customer service” is NOT what people want.

On the other hand, there are business owners, CEOs, managers, and executives that are always making complex decisions, doing deals, and developing new processes and ideas for increased profit, and the like. To put it simply, their work requires working smarter, not harder.

Hopeful and aspirant entrepreneurs are always cautioned that they’ll have to work harder than their counterpart corporate employees. But the secret that veteran entrepreneurs and business owners more often than not keep to themselves is that entrepreneurs work smarter and have more fun, and not just at the office, but everywhere.

It’s been a long-standing fact that at least 30% of business owners work more than 60 hours a week on a regular basis, but what’s important is the fact that they can control when they put in those hours, and more often than not, where they do. Entrepreneurs that work smart use clever time management, delegation, and wireless technology to get themselves away from the office to do the things that really matter including pursuits they are passionate about, or spending time with their kids and important volunteer work. It’s been a long-established fact that such leisure pursuits make business owners much more effective bosses and competitors. It may seem counterintuitive to what most of us are taught or exposed to, but getting out of the office could be the best thing for you, and most definitely for your company.

strongemNo man should ever neglect himself or his family for business./em/strong


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