If you’re only working on your business during the week and not the weekend, you’re not an entrepreneur; you’re a hobbyist! Make no bones about it; those that have a real business work on it just a little bit each day. There’s an amazing book by Darren Hardy called “The Compound Effect” that explains this topic. By doing a little bit each day, you’re able to reach your next level faster, but your weekends count too! Let’s look at a few things that you can do to build that business a bit more efficiently!
- Get up early!
This should be a no-brainer; the early bird gets the worm! That hasn’t changed. Getting up early is an investment in your next level! It gives you the time to yourself that’s needed to focus and plan out exactly what needs to be done. Everyone has 24 hours in a day; giving yourself the extra two or three when you wake up before everyone else does is the difference between wanting to take action, and actually taking action!
- Work on what’s behind!
When you wake up early and focus on what needs to be done, you also give yourself the ability to look and see what you haven’t accomplished during the week. That is what you’ll confine yourself to working on during the weekend! Don’t jump into something new when you haven’t completed everything left from the week before! Once you have that list, the next thing you’ll do is…
- Invest in some help!
This is one thing that entrepreneurs don’t do enough of. Your weekends are important, but consider investing in help on completing tasks; you can’t do everything by yourself! Take a look and see what you need to catch up on, and then delegate or outsource those tasks! You have to spend money to make money, so investing in your next level sometimes means that someone else helps you!
- Socialize and network!
If things are taken care of for the week, consider getting out to some local or virtual events! Collaboration is a very major part of being a successful entrepreneur. You’ll never meet people that can help you succeed if you don’t put yourself out there! On the other side of that coin, people need your help, and you’ll never know who you can help unless you’re getting out and meeting people!
- Brain storm!
Generating revenue starts within your mind! Weekends are an excellent opportunity to brainstorm on what you can do differently, and how to generate more revenue. The few hours you take on the weekend to think about what your business needs can mean the difference between a productive week, and one that isn’t! Last, but not least…
- Make a plan!
By Sunday night, you should be making a plan on what needs to be done for the week. If you don’t have your plan for the week, stay up until it’s done! Keep in mind, your plan doesn’t need to have major details. A solid plan for the week can simply be five major things that you wish to accomplish. If your plans are written down, you’re holding yourself accountable to investing in the time and energy needed to make it happen!
The bottom line is that as an entrepreneur, your time is valuable, and every day is an opportunity to invest in your next level. Every day is a good day to work on products and services that will free you from your job! Your weekends may be some of the best time you have available to increase your own knowledge as an entrepreneur! Of course, there’s a lot more that goes into being a successful entrepreneur than just being a master of your Saturdays and Sundays. Invest in the help you need to get to the next level with your business!