Hello all! I’m sure you’ve been seeing my posts all about the upcoming #SchmetsWedding this fall. As you can imagine, being a bride and a business owner could seem like way more than most could handle. This year I decided that I would work on one word that would help shape my outlook for 2015. The word I decided on was “balance” BORING, right?
Well actually, it’s been keeping this girl more on track than ever. I think one of the most important skills to master when it comes to deciding to be a professional entrepreneur is time management. It’s this beautiful art of being able to do a lot more in a lot less time.
I’ve broken my workday into 3 categories when it comes to my business:
- Talking to new people and making new friends (This part also includes making sure I’m following up with people who expressed being interested but haven’t decided “yes” quite yet.)
- Retaining the existing people who’ve already said “yes” to my business with excellent customer service and follow up. (These are the people who will be most likely to refer you other potential clients or partner with you.)
- Personal and professional development. (Making time for ME!)
The best part about these three things is that when done properly, you can be done with them in an hour. Seriously. It’s amazing! You can be listening to a CD for your personal development in the car on the way to another appointment. You can send a follow up text to a client while you go grab a cup of coffee or wait for your kids to get off the bus.
I like to make sure that every day I make time to be with the people who matter most to me: my future husband and my dog. After all, we’re getting ready for a marriage, not just a wedding, so it’s important to make sure you are taking care of the people in your household all while juggling the busyness of life, a business and a wedding. The beauty of being your own boss is the freedom of time. Use it wisely.
Caity Mets is an entrepreneur from Newton, NJ. She is a woman of God, a puppy mom to a cheagle named Pepper, a leader with It Works! Global, and is engaged to be married in 2015.