Saturday, 7 October 2017

5 Work-Life Hacks Every Businessman Should Know

Peter Minkoff - 5 Work-Life Hacks Every Businessman Should Know

Prospering in the ranks of seasoned businessmen is a daunting undertaking. There is no surefire way to success and obstacles can be more numerous than stepping stones. However, there are certain steps that take you a long way towards your business goals. Namely, achieving a fine work-life balance is the best shot you got. For many people, it is an elusive ideal at best and menacing bane at worst. And to hit the mark, you need to adopt simple, yet powerful new habits and mind your everyday choices, however small they may seem.

Uncovering inner reasons

The first step on a long journey is to figure out exactly why you want business success and what it means to you. The definition may evolve over time as new projects and challenges kick in. In any event, you have to get your priorities straight and see how you can reconcile personal and professional life as well as individual and organizational achievement. If you ask me, it is not a good idea to sacrifice your emotional life and relationship with the partner for the sake of business growth or meeting the traditional male ideal.

Establishing support networks

Despite popular notions about all-powerful CEOs, no businessman is a one-man-army. Like it or not, we all need the support of family, friends, and coworkers. Even established business leaders discuss important business decisions with trusted colleagues or family members and do not shy away from delegating and outsourcing tasks. They build various support networks, both at work and home. Finally, aspiring entrepreneurs also tend to hang out with other successful people, especially those who are more experienced or have a larger skillet.

Building habits

Habits are the copper-bottomed bedrock of business success. Our daily energy levels and circadian rhythms differ, so discover and follow your own pace as much as you can. Admit when you face problems like burnout and consider ways of overcoming them. Try to exercise regularly, strive to get enough sleep, and eat healthily. Bear in mind that you can make tweaks to enhance your performance, motivation, and performance with products such as the smart pill, on top of common habits like consuming coffee. 

Use tech tools to your advantage

Technology is a businessman's ultimate weapon. First off, one can stay in touch with everyone via SMS, instant messaging, email, and other channels. However, it is important not to dilute the attention with frenetic responding or trying to be in multiple places at once. Being perpetually plugged and bombarded by a barrage of alerts, notifications, and calls that can really erode performance. Therefore, utilize tech tools to tackle one challenge at a time, be it meeting a deadline or helping the kid with school.

Make time your best ally

Time management is one of the essential skills for navigating the hustle and bustle of the business world. Life cannot be a constant rush because such a struggle takes a toll on both physical and mental health. Thus, make good use of scheduling tools such as phone calendars, but try to maintain a degree of flexibility at the same time. That way, you can maneuver your way to every occasion, regardless of whether it is a decisive meeting or a wild party.

Get to grips with life

You are in for a long race and you do not want to run out of steam at one point. So, carefully combine work and home and give both their due. There are various routes to success and many ways to wander astray. No one can do it alone, so stay connected with things that matter most in life, such as family. Sustain the momentum without falling asleep at the wheel and juggling too many balls at once. Ultimately, you should be able to make a difference and get more things done every day. 

About the Author: Peter is a lifestyle writer located in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a trend forecaster and as a freelance writer for few local newspapers in Brisbane. Beside writing, he loves shopping, cooking exotic meals and travelling around tropical destinations. He’s future plans are in creating his personal lifestyle blog about everyday life-saving tips.

No comments: