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Compartmentalize Your Life when Building Your Business

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

One of the most challenging things to take on in life can sometimes be building your business. A tactic that can be employed to minimize this challenge and improve the probability of success is compartmentalizing your life.

There are many different hats that you have to wear when starting a business.  You might be in charge of sales, HR, legal, operations, marketing, accounting, finance, etc.  You also have a life to live and might have responsibilities in the family department as well as personal interests.

One way to deal with this heavy load is to break down the week into different compartments.  From there, we can focus primarily in one area that we have responsibility over and minimize our thoughts and attention in the other areas during that time.


You likely will need to focus on sales everyday and all day when building your business.  But even if you are always selling in some way or another, it can help to block out some time that is dedicated primarily to sales.


There might be recurring accounting needs that need to be taken care of when managing your business.  One way to not only keep the books straight and clean, but to also decrease some stress that can be created by this area, is to set aside some time each week where everything else is shut down and the focus is put on the accounting work that needs to be completed.


Two effective marketing tactics for building your business might be search engine optimization and social media.  While these two tactics can be highly effective, they can also be extremely time consuming.  Setting time aside side specifically for blogging, improving the website, and ignite social media can help to make sure enough time gets spent in this area.

Physical Fitness

A personal compartment that is very important and helpful is to have one for physical fitness.  Building a business can sometimes mean working everyday and sometimes all day.  When this is the case, this can take a toll on both your mind and your body.  To help with this, you can set time aside to turn everything off and focus on working on you and your body.

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