Do we always get it perfect? No way!
Currently, we are going through one of our busiest periods yet, which requires all hands on deck, including ours. Even though we’re not working ON the business as much as we’d like – it’s continuing to grow. This is mainly thanks to all the systems and processes we have embedded earlier in the year (more on this in tip #3).
So now that we’ve established that getting the ratio perfect is an unrealistic expectation to set for ourselves, we can focus on progress over perfection.
Here’s our five tips for getting you closer to finding the right balance between working ON vs. IN your business:
It’s time to get personal! Start by making a list of all activities that you are currently doing, regardless of how small they may seem. The next step is to separate your duties based on what you perceive is working IN or working ON the business, relevant to your own circumstances.
What has helped us define the difference between the two was this simple distinction:
Working “IN” the business is anything involving a job.
Working “ON” the business is anything strategic, encompassing the bigger picture.