B2B with a Twist Publication - Work • Stay • Play October Edition Work Stay Play Winter 2018 Edition - Page 15

B2B - Keeping you in the know taining a healthy fe balance Plot some personal time Manage your time, long term When personal issues arise, it can be tempting to bury yourself in your work. Don’t do it If you don’t make time for your personal life – your “me” time, including your family and your health – you won’t have a business to go back to Create a timeline of your activities. Specific computer programs can help with this, or you can customize your own Excel spreadsheet or Word table. Have set work hours – and stick to them Include family commitments – such as holidays, birthday parties, etc. – so you don’t forget that you are unavailable for work on those days. Set work hours for yourself and do everything in your power to stick to them. Otherwise, before you know it, you’ll be working until midnight every night. Whether you work for yourself or not, it’s important to feel confident about your finances. In order to do this, you need to get some accounting software in place and use it from day one. Cash flow is one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses. You should start using accounting tools early on so you know what’s going on, financially, from day dot. Make your workspace work for you Working for yourself does tend to require long hours and not much downtime, so invest in equipment that will support you. That includes getting a comfortable chair, an ergonomic keyboard, a support stand for your laptop, etc. An ergonomic assessment of your workspace is worth every cent. Continued... Find time for your finances Put dates across the top and activities down the side. Break each task into components. 15