In franchising, it might be hard to get as much done in a day as you want. You may look for ways to improve the efficiency of your day. With so much to do and so little time, is getting that large lists of ‘musts’ done really a viable option? Depending on the size of the list and what exactly is on it, it might be viable. There are a number of ways to improve efficiency in your franchising life, just remember to be realistic when you follow these tips.
Many entrepreneurs and business owners make this mistake because of their constantly running business mind. There’s this to do, and that franchising task, and that other thing over there. However staying up late and wearing yourself down isn’t going to make things get done any faster or make you more efficient. The best way to master your own efficiency is to recognize when you’re slowing down, when you’re tired, and when you’re quality is suffering and then stop. All work and no play kills productivity. Stress and overburdening kills productivity. The key to mastering franchising is to master work and personal life balance.
Yes, meetings are boring. Doing them one after another can seem monotonous and you may lose interest in them quickly. However stacking meetings one after another can create efficiency in your franchising as you minimize movement and maximize time. If you spread out the meetings, you spend more time traveling. You spend more time bringing people to you or going to them. You take more time setting up. Continually do meetings so they are already set up and you’re ready for them over and over again. Once they’re all out of the way, you can easily get back to your regular work outside of the conference room.
If you’re franchising or you own a business, it’s easy to forget about yourself. Part of being efficient is keeping yourself healthy and listening to your own physical needs. Get enough sleep, eat right, be as active as you can handle, and do something you enjoy. When you neglect yourself for work, you start to neglect your work too. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy your job, working nonstop can create stress and even hatred for a job that you once loved and you cannot relax when you’re running a business. Listen to your needs, be reasonable with them while taking your deadlines into consideration, and take care of yourself.