4 Time-Wasting Habits Entrepreneurs Can Avoid

between working, running a business, and “adulting” in general, time and energy is a precious commodity. And you would never intentionally waste either

Do you recognize any of these in your own day-to-day? Fortunately, they’re easy to fix—you just have to recognize them in the first place.

Trying to do everything in your business yourself

If you’re doing too many side tasks, you might not have enough time for your “main” job anymore. What starts out as a short-term necessity can drag down your whole business over time if you don’t address it.

Trying to be perfect

Instead of aiming for perfection, many productivity experts recommend “healthy striving” instead. You’re still working hard and aiming high, but in a way that’s focused on what you want to do rather than on a fear of what others will think.

Comparing yourself to others

to avoid the trap. If social media is your weakness, try snoozing some apps, putting your phone in another room, and turning off your notifications. That way you won’t be as tempted to get on the comparison treadmill with other people.  

Having an outdated website

Your website is a lot of things, but above all, it should be a time-saving device.

Maybe it feels like you’re too busy to make some updates. If that’s the case, try to think about all the time you can actually save with a website that’s up to date.

  • You can post your schedule and take bookings right through your site—and keep track of them all in one place.
  • You can avoid a lot of repetitive messages with a comprehensive FAQ page that covers common questions.
  • If people can get information straight from your website, you can cut down on the emails, texts, and phone calls that interrupt your workflow.

If you’re still struggling to keep your site up-to-date, it might be that your site is too big or has too much information on it. Try trimming it down to just a few pages with only your most important info. That way you won’t waste time trying to maintain pages you don’t really need.