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When we set out to start up our own business we do it with the belief that we will be able to spend more time with our family and those who mean the most to us. While it usually starts out that way, soon our business grows and begins to demand more of our time and we begin to loose sight of why we started this business to begin with. We find ourselves compromising our family time more then we should. So what do you do in this situation?
First off, as odd as this may sound to most of you, start making list's of what not to do in your business. Yes, that's right, what not to do, those tedious meetings that you don't have to attend, those web seminars that are not as important for you as they are for your employees and so on. That will free up a great deal of your time.
Then make lists that contain the absolute most important things that really do need your attention and when. These should be reserved for the things in your business that you know for certain no one else other than you can handle. Continue to remind yourself as to why you started this business in the first place and what is truly important to you other than your business.
For me, the solution is a hard look at my time and how I spend it. I've dropped many projects I once thought important but now realize can be done by someone else. I surround myself with a team of incredible employees who share a passion and drive for the business. I trust them to grow my business so I can invest in my family.