We all get emails, right? Even if we’re not running our own small business, we’re still getting emails on the daily. Sometimes it can feel out of control and just plain old overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be stressful. I wanted to just share a couple of tips with you today to help reduce the stress of the inbox.
Are you a fellow small business owner or entrepreneur? If so, you likely know that there are lots of things to balance. From client work, to invoicing and bookkeeping, to social media and blogging, to marketing and selling your products or services. It can sometimes feel like too much. You might remember that earlier this month I talked about tracking your time. This can be one first step to assessing what to prioritize. But there are also other ways to determine what really is important in your business, what you might be able to outsource, and what you might just need to let go of all together.
Did you see that Pantone released their Fashion Color Report for Spring 2017? So many pretty colors! According to Pantone, the themes of the season are Vitality, Relaxation, and the Great Outdoors. What’s more perfect for this season ? Growth and restoration. Both calming and excitement.
Are you tracking your time when you’re working either on or in your business? If you’re not, I recommend you start. I know, I know. Adding another task to your never-ending to do list is never fun. It’s another thing to remember to do. But I promise, it can actually help you become more productive (and it’ll likely even become second nature!). So why not give it a shot this month and see if you find it helpful!
Please. Don't ask me to do accounting. It's my least favorite part of being a "one man band." Prepping invoices and tracking expenses seems to take years off my life, although I've slowly figured out a system that works for me. This system is my go-to to keep myself organized (and sane come tax time.)