Growing a Hairdressing Business Without Losing Your Social Life
Balancing your work life and social life is always a challenge, and when you are also trying to grow a successful hairdressing business, often it’s your social life that ends up taking a back seat. Here’s where software and business management app Beu can help out.
As opposed to working to live, it often feels like we are living to work, and that doesn’t sit right with Beu. Not only do they provide salons and self employed hairdressers with software to automate work flow, but they also believe there are other things that you can do to get your balance back into check, and get back to living the best life possible.
The Urgent/ Important Matrix
Prioritising your time can be tricky, and it feels like there are a million and one ways to get distracted, especially with your smartphone always within reach . If you often feel like you are fighting fires, then the Urgent/ Important matrix could help you plan ahead, and stay on top of your to-do list.
The matrix brakes down tasks into the following four quadrants:
1. Urgent and Important
There are generally 2 types of tasks that fall into quadrant one – tasks that could be foreseen, and tasks that couldn’t.
If you find that you are often stuck on urgent and important tasks and up against a work deadline that could have been foreseen, then maybe more focus needs to be put into quadrant 2 and planning your workload.
2. Not Urgent but Important
Whether it’s sorting out a new marketing strategy or learning a promising new treatment that could boost profits, these are the tasks you need to do to achieve your goals. By staying on top of Not Urgent but Important tasks, you will remove time sensitive tasks, hopefully reducing some work stress and freeing up some social time for yourself.
3. Urgent but not Important
Often tasks that fall into this category are other people’s problems, for example unnecessary emails are often a productivity killer. If you can schedule your emails for a certain time of the day and get them all out at once, it may help claw back your time. Don’t be afraid to delegate from time to time, also.
4. Not Urgent and not Important
Tasks in this quadrant are things you don’t really want to do anyway, and they don’t contribute to anything, so it often takes learning to say “no”. Setting boundaries can block these tasks before they get to you, and avoid the friction that can come with saying no.
Identifying what kind of tasks you spend your time doing with these quadrants will hopefully help you get back on track and keep your work life balance in check. If you find yourself spending too much time taking care of admin, or organising bookings then maybe Beu business management could help you. We provide a software platform that will let your clients book and reschedule their appointments, and allow you to run your business from anywhere. Find out more here.
This is a sponsored post in association with Beu.