Boundaries are an essential element to bring structure and focus to your day. Some people think structure is going to limit their creativity and spontaneity.
- Time – Create blocks of time when you can work without interruption. Let your coworkers and family know you will be unavailable during that time but they will have your full attention after. You can get more done in one hour of focused effort than in 3 hours with constant interruption.
- Creativity –Many entrepreneurs shove creative time down their list to get all the little things done or to accommodate non-urgent requests. Start thinking of creativity as your money maker. solving problems and coming up with new ideas is what keeps your business growing.
- Reputation – Establishing good boundaries helps the world take you seriously, conveys professionalism and provides the structure for great and consistent customer service. You did know that policies and procedures are a form of boundary right?
Boundaries can be added one at a time. Try one today and another tomorrow and let me know how it goes.