The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, and the flowers are beginning to blossom. That could only mean one thing: spring is in the air. While you probably have your own list of spring cleaning that needs to be done around the house, from landscaping to donating old clothing, have you considered spring cleaning your bad business habits?
Entrepreneurial consultant, Ammon Cunningham, believes spring is the perfect time to start getting rid of old, time wasting, bad for business habits. As spring is the season of renewal, here are three bad habits that we need to toss out immediately.
Constantly Checking Emails
You’re a busy person. People need to get in touch with you and sometimes, the best way is through email. Whether it’s internal communications or business partners, you can expect a continuous influx of emails throughout the day. Checking your email as soon as you see a new one in your inbox is a huge time waster and messes up the flow of productivity. Unless you are expecting an emergency correspondence, set aside specific times in your day to check your email and only check during those times.
Refusing to Delegate
As an entrepreneur, you want to be able to do it all on your own. That’s why you became an entrepreneur, so you wouldn’t have to wait around for decisions to be made and someone else’s approval. However, if you take everything on by yourself, this not only takes away time from more meaningful projects but is the fastest way to stress yourself out in the process. Don’t be afraid to delegate certain tasks to responsible members of your team.
Waiting for Perfection
Running your own business or brand, you always want things to go as planned. It’s your name, your baby, and your company at stake. Let’s face it, perfection does not exist. We can get as close as possible to it, but we never achieve it. Waiting around for every detail to be in order will eventually add up to becoming a huge waste of your precious time. The search for perfection has a paralyzing effect. Don’t fall victim to it.