As a business owner, learning effective communication strategies is a must. Between all the tasks you have set for the day and all the fires that pop up on a daily basis, it can feel like you’re never done working. When the weekend finally comes around, instead of lounging around in your pajamas, you find yourself catching up on all the tasks you couldn’t get to during the week.
If this sounds familiar, maybe it’s time to consider something other than doing everything yourself and continuously multitasking. While multitasking can be great, there are plenty of other ways you can expand your business without feeling overwhelmed and burnt out all the time.
At Elite Entrepreneurs, we love making business owner’s lives easier. That’s why we are happy to have a very special guest expert on our podcast this week.
On our latest episode of Elite Entrepreneurs, Lynda Bishop joins us to let us in on her secrets of making more time when it seems like you’re stretched too thin. Lynda is the President of Summit Alliance Solutions and the Vice President of programming for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Her main focus is on helping female business owners thrive and scale their businesses. But today, she joins Elite to discuss how you can help rid yourself of stress and learn to multitask with ease, even if that means communicating more and handing projects over to teammates.
The Best Ways to Make More Time
Manage your own energy first. Know what your priorities are–don’t try to do everything yourself. You are responsible for yourself before you’re responsible for anything else. Pay attention to how you are feeling. If you’re starting to feel run down, pay attention to that.
Do the things that are priorities first, and handoff anything to other people you can. Then let it go. Once that project is out of your hands, forget about it. Trust that the person responsible for completing that task will get it done and get it done well.
Communicating clearly and keeping your team current on what the priorities for your business are is essential. Especially with many businesses fully online, over-communicating may not be such a bad thing. As a leader, you want to ensure your team fully understands what expectations you have for their projects, so learning effective communication strategies is essential.
Once deadlines, priorities, and expectations are communicated, the best thing you can do as a leader is to get out of the way and let your team handle their assignments.
Why is this so important to your business? Your team isn’t made up of mind readers, so unless you communicate clearly, your team may not fully understand the project. With miscommunication, your job may become harder, deadlines missed, and more work could be created for you in the long run.
Once you have communicated all the information you believe your team will need to complete the project, be sure to keep the lines of communication open.
While you may feel like you have shared all the important information with your team, there is always a chance that someone may have questions. It’s ok to check in with the team while the project is ongoing. But don’t feel like you need to micromanage the project.
To learn more about Lynda Bishop, please visit her website at https://lyndabishop.com/. And if you want to learn more about scaling your business from six-figures to seven-figures and beyond, check out all of Elite Entrepreneurs’ podcasts! Discover our entire library at https://growwithelite.com/podcast/.