Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

You Have All The Time You Need To Start Your Business Now

Nurses often tell me that they don’t have time to start or work on their business.  Well, let’s talk about this.  We all have time to eat our meals, time to brush our teeth and to do all the things that are important to us.  Each and every one of us has the same 24 hours in a day.  That is the only equalizing factor of everyone in the world.

But why are some people more successful than others?  There are people like Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey who have the same number of hours each day but just look at the impact they are able to make on the world because of how they use their time.

Think of time as money.  How would spend your time?  Would you watch television or spend time with your family?  Would you do something that you don’t like instead of working on your business that has the opportunity for financial return and freedom for you and your family?

My philosophy is do, delete or delegate.  When I have something to do, I decide whether I’m going to do it, do I really want to do it, if not, I’m going to delete it or I will delegate it.  If it’s something that I’m not good at or does not generate money, I will delegate it because I can make so much more money in my business than what I would pay somebody else to help me with something.

Your calendar is your best friend.  If you calendar all the things you need to do each day and stick to it, you would be surprised at how much more productive you can be.

When I first started my business, my problem was that I let my feelings, emotions and even hormones get in my way.  I would say to myself, “I don’t feel like doing this.  I would rather do this instead” and one thing that was supposed to get done didn’t get done because I didn’t feel like it.

Think about this in your nursing career.  If you had a patient that needed something and you didn’t feel like helping the patient with it, you couldn’t just say, “I don’t feel like it.”  You muster the energy and get through it.  The same is true in your business.  There are tasks in your business that you’re not always going to want to do.  But you can always delegate them.

A strategy I use is to get up an hour early every day.  This has been very helpful to me because when you get up an hour early every day, would you believe you have 9½ full time 40-hour weeks extra a year.  Who can’t get stuff done in 9½ 40-hour weeks?  It makes you so much more productive.

During the hour that I get up early, I chose to do my morning routine, which is meditate, yoga, journaling and maybe reading.  This is my time before the kids wake up and before I get going in my day.  It helps so much with my mind to get me into the right framework for the rest of the day.

I hope these strategies help you to use your time more effectively.  What techniques or strategies do you have to maximize your working time?  Let us read your comments below.

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