Taking the Stress Out
Running a small business is tough, there’s always a lot to think about and do, and your to-do lists might be longer than your arms. At the start, there’s a lot to set up and consider.
However, even years in, there are daily stresses to deal with. More so if you are doing things alone.
It’s stressful, lonely, and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be. One of the best ways to deal with the stress of running any business is to look at any specific issues that might stress you out.Running a small business is tough, there’s always a lot to think about and do, and your to-do lists might be longer than your arms. #smallbusinessClick To Tweet
It is a common worry for many small business owners. A lot of business today is online, and even if you run a brick and mortar store, you may spend time on digital marketing. You will also spend time on a website and online systems such as scheduling and payroll.
Some of us are naturally good with technology. We get it; we know what we need to do and how to get it done.
Others are lost. You might understand the basics, but when it comes to knowing what you need to, to keep your business safe and growing, you might feel like a fish out of water.
A stressed one, at that. This stress could be hurting your health, as well as your business.
So, let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can reduce it.You might understand the basics, but when it comes to knowing what you need to, to keep your business safe and growing, you might feel like a fish out of water. #smallbusinessClick To Tweet
Understand What You Can
We get stressed out about things that we don’t understand. We panic, we worry, and we tend to blow things out of proportion. Understanding as much as you can to reduce your stress levels and make your days easier.
But don’t worry about learning it all. Break it down, and take the time to learn more about the parts that you need, when you need them.
According to the Personal Growth Channel, Henry Ford once said “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” Though he didn’t have formal schooling he learned things on his own, one thing at a time.We get stressed out about things that we don’t understand. We panic, we worry, and we tend to blow things out of proportion. #InspireToThriveClick To Tweet
Get Help for Taking the Stress Out of Your Business and Life
Of course, the best way to reduce the stress that IT might cause you is to hand it over to someone else. There are two main ways that you can do this.
Of course, the first thing is to admit that you need help!
In-House IT Support to Help You De-Stress
You may think about hiring an in-house IT team, or at least one person to handle everything. The advantage of this is that your team knows your business and can give it their full attention.
At Inspire To Thrive I used Mayura4Ever for my IT support. Mayura has been with Inspire To Thrive for years now. He understands the business and the technical aspects of what needs to be done.The advantage of this is that your team knows your business and can give it their full attention. #InspireToThriveClick To Tweet
Managed IT Support for Taking the Stress Out of it
The other option is outsourcing to a managed IT support company like https://www.spectrumwise.com/
Unlike with an in-house team, you’ll have round the clock support, and access to a whole team of experts.
It can also be more cost-effective than hiring permanent in-house staff.
Commit to Long Term Learning
Technology is constantly evolving. Systems are changing and growing all of the time, and we need to keep up. Don’t learn today and assume that you know it all.
Commit to lifetime learning and asking for help when you need it. Furthermore, with everything changing so rapidly today you must continue to learn to keep up!
Commit to lifetime learning and asking for help when you need it.Click To Tweet
Imagine how your life would be different if you viewed “failure” as a learning experience. Don’t get bitter. Get better. quote pic.twitter.com/rM84y9e6ue
— Pat McDaniel (@wise_insights4u) July 2, 2020
Backups and Security for Peace of Mind
Keeping backups and prioritizing online security can give you peace of mind. Even if something happens or goes wrong, you have a backup; your business is protected. Peace of mind will go a long way in taking the stress out of your business and even out of your life.
If there is a particular area of business which you consider a weakness, and it brings you stress, take the time to confront it, and look at ways to get help.
How are you taking the stress of your business and life today? I’d love to know more about it in the comments today!