Like a Boss: How to Use Business Skills in Your Personal Life

Today I’m taking a step back and allowing a talented blogger/lifestyle coach to share a little knowledge with us all. This is a piece by Stephanie Haywood. You can check out her website here. Enjoy…


If you’re a small business owner, you’ve got some serious skills when it comes to managing your time and maximizing your productivity. Now, you already know that you can put those talents to work by expanding your business. But did you know that you can use those talents in your personal life, too? That’s right, there are work habits you should let spill over into other areas of your life. For more information on applying your task management prowess to your personal endeavors, keep reading. Also, be sure to check out other posts from Katelyn at iScribe Creative

Let’s Talk About Tools 

Do you use task management tools for your business? If you’re an ace at managing your time, you may have answered: “heck yes!” Whether we’re talking about apps or good old-fashioned planners, arming yourself with the right tools is a good way to stay organized and focused. 

Now for a pro tip: You should use those same tools to save time. You can then put that time towards creating the personal fulfillment and happiness you deserve. As one example, you can use a formation service to create an LLC. LLCs come with some major benefits for small business owners, and setting up yours online will save you time, money, and stress. 

While you’re downloading your fancy new tools, be sure to get a little something for yourself, too, such as self-care apps that will help you balance your work life with your personal life. Using these apps, you can set reminders to meditate, breathe, or simply relax. Then you’ll be recharged to take on the rest of your workday. 

Get By With a Little Help 

Taking on work solo is fully expected if you’re just getting started as an entrepreneur. As business picks up, though, doing it all on your own isn’t the best bet for long-term success. You need to be able to outsource tasks and projects when needed, so you can put your time to better use. 

Not sure which projects to hand off? If you need social media or other types of web content, Katelyn is guaranteed to free up more of your time. Freelancers with her level of experience and dedication will know how to craft content that will get your business noticed in all of the right ways. You can also hire freelancers to help with scriptwriting, training manuals, and more. 

Want to dedicate even more focus towards expanding your business? Outsourcing other crucial projects will help. In addition to writing, you could hire freelancers or consulting companies to assist with website development, public relations, and even customer service. 

Time Is on Your Side

Saving time is so important. You may already be taking steps to save time, and that means you know the value of each and every second of your days. But what you may not realize is that time truly is one of our most precious commodities. After all, we can never reproduce time and we can never get back even a minute wasted. This is why task management is so critical. 

If you can streamline your work and personal schedule, you’re going to have so much more time to dedicate to the things that bring you joy. That could be coffee, cats, plants, new clients, or even taking a weekend to yourself. All things are possible with time management. 

Being able to manage tasks at work can help you be a real boss. If you want to find some serious work-life balance, you can use your task and time management skills to improve your personal life. Remember that while business is important and can give you a sense of fulfillment, it’s also so important to find other sources of joy and contentment. So if you can find ways to save time, put it towards treating yourself to the things you love the most! 

Check out iScribe Creative for professional copywriting services that will take your business to the next level. See how Katelyn can help your business.

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