A press release published by the OPEN from American Express talks about a recent study that says 81% of small business owners are satisfied with the amount of leisure time they get. Are you one of them? These stats seem a little off-base – unless I just happen to know only the 19% of other small business owners that are constantly juggling work-related activities.
Forget about becoming more productive in your business so that you can grow your business for a second… shouldn’t we also be striving for more enjoyment from our lives? That’s one of the reasons why you went into business for yourself, isn’t it?
Take a moment and think about all of the repetitive things that you do each day that are taking way to much time. If you’re doing the same task over and over, there is almost certainly a way to automate it and free up a good chunk of your time. What are you doing that’s wasting your precious leisure time?
Even if you don’t know how you would automate it, there is probably a way with custom software. Developers can look at a problem from an entirely different angle and often see quick solutions that the person doing the task hasn’t considered. I don’t mean to make a sales pitch here, but isn’t freeing up some of your valuable time worth considering building a custom software app?