Drue Lawlor, FASID
Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting
Drue is a passionate educator and interior designer, and the Director of Coaching for Design Success University. She and Gail co-developed the 12-month Strategic Business Transformation Group Coaching program to teach interior designers how to build or redesign their businesses for profit and success. Drue will share her strategies for building your team and delegating effectively, and she will share productivity hacks that you and your team can instantly use to transform your business profits and reduce wasted time.
How many of us have wished for more time at one point or another – or possibly every day! What does “time freedom” mean to you? Are you working 50-60+ hours/week and either going without enough sleep or missing too many events with family and friends??
Think of Freedom of time as the ability to spend your time as you see fit. So often we hear the “if only” complaint. “If only” I had more time.
So ask yourself how much does freedom of time really mean to you. Here are 4 suggestions to implement and after trying this for at least one month, evaluate.
1. Check emails, texts and phone calls twice a day.
2. Have an assistant review your business emails and identify the ones that need attention during the two times a day mentioned above. If you do not have an assistant yet, hire someone ASAP even part time.
3. During your first meeting with a client introduce your project manager (or if a small team, your assistant). Train your clients that they should interact with the project manager (or assistant).
4. “Train” your clients from the very beginning. Don’t forget you are running a professional business – which means you have set business hours and an answering service for a reason.
Are you ready to fight for your freedom of time?
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