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We all know an entrepreneur who works more than ten hours a day, seven days a week. Maybe even you are one of them.
You are in all the colonies of a city. Your neighbor or your own friends may be suffering from this work-related illness that plagues today’s society. However, if you know someone like this or have this entrepreneurial vice, there is good news. The first is that you are definitely devoting 100 percent of your life to your business not synonymous with good results. The second is that there is a way to enjoy your personal life more.
In general, there are two types of addicts who live submerged in their business. Some work normally and take tons of earrings home to fix things late into the night. These are the people “Closet Workaholics”, those who see your neighbors arriving and leaving at regular times. But they have no idea that these people are concerned with their company’s problems when everyone else is watching a TV series or eating with family.
The second type is the “Owner alienated with his business”. This type of businessman is simply not ashamed of the long hours of work and does not hide anything from his neighbors, friends or relatives. He works every day of the week and only pauses when the family threatens to ignore him.
Despite how different these two types of Workaholics They may appear to you, their behavior is determined by the same causes. Some seem to think that their company’s performance is low and they are unable to hire the assistants they need, while others have no confidence in their own ability to train those who could reduce their responsibilities. There are people who even had a long list of assistants, but had enough of training new people. And of course we all know the perfectionist who feels it Only he can do the job right.
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One step at a time
There is a very practical solution to this problem that is learned during training in the U.S. Marine Corps. The process consists of the basic exercise of Take one step at a time. Try to see it this way: During the first phase of the new recruiter on the training grounds, he or she is increasingly given opportunities to learn and practice leadership skills.
The first learning opportunity may only be to lead another marine to rake the sand. The next opportunity, which is more difficult, could be to lead three more recruits in training exercises.
At the end of the camp training, after overcoming increasingly difficult leadership challenges, people go with more confidence. Since it may not be practical, one Workaholic Work less, not more. The same principle of building block by block can be used to break unhealthy habits.
The marginal income business is not an excuse. Maybe your company is small and still has several employees. As the owner, you simply cannot imagine hiring someone to relieve the burden of the task. The solution is Look at the immediate panoramainstead of seeing the full context.
On the other hand, there is the case that you cannot hire a full-time administrator, but maybe you can use the services of someone who works on a very limited schedule. This includes performing certain tasks, such as: For example, processing company emails, organizing invoices or processing the inevitable errands that are always done at the last minute.
The key is that this person initially assumes responsibility for only a few tasks flexible with your schedule. As your company’s financial health improves, you can consider giving this part-time worker more hours or building a larger team.
Workaholics who don’t have financial pretexts to justify their extreme hours also need to go step by step. You need to understand that you need to be able to delegate many of the tasks that you personally take on so that your company can grow beyond what you can do. Start by overcoming your fears and attracting new people to share your burden with Distribute and assign activities.
When new team members take the pressure off you, you should work less. You don’t have to do everything at once. If you get used to taking a few hours off, you can have confidence in your employees and eventually free up time and space to devote yourself to it.
It goes without saying that if you already have less responsibility, you shouldn’t use it as an excuse to get extra work. On the contrary, you should use the new free time to have a little fun and enjoy it lifestyle that you tried so hard to create And don’t forget: enjoy the results of your efforts!
Workaholics who don’t have financial pretexts to justify their extreme hours also need to go step by step / Image: Depositphotos.com
Symptoms of workaholic
- Stress. He feels constantly under pressure from his corporate responsibility and solves it by working outside of working hours.
- Fear. He feels that things will not go well and that he always has something to do when he has finished his tasks.
- Sleep disorder He suffers from insomnia, sleeps little and feels very tired during office hours.
- Eating disorder. He eats irregularly and sometimes misses important meal times.
- Business identity. He confuses the personal and professional goals of the company and lives his privacy in the office.