Don’t Live Without Margin

time, schedule, margin, business ownerNot long ago I wrote about the importance of "margin" in our lives. Webster defines margin as "a spare amount or measure or degree allowed or given for contingencies or special situations." Do you have any margin in your schedule? Do you set aside any time for special situation? What about margin your life? Do you make space to handle life contingencies so you’re not caught off guard?

Margin Provides Needed Space

We teach our clients the importance of building margin into their day. Through margin, they are able to work "on" their business and less "in" their business. They learn that margin is critical, because it is in the margins that we find:
  • Peace of mind
  • The ability to focus
  • Perspective
  • Meaningful relationships
  • Inspiration

Living In a World Without Margin

Unfortunately, many business owners understand the importance of working "on" their business, but few really make it happen! We live in a culture/society that trains us and molds us to live without margin. Few owners make the effort to build the margin into their day and week that is necessary to work “on” their businesses. Instead, many try to add more work into an already "margin-less" schedule. They are so busy surviving in their businesses that they cannot spend any time improving their businesses. As a result, their businesses and lives become burdened and stagnate. It simply doesn't work for a business owner who wants to accomplish greater productivity and freedom.

How To Create Margin

We use a two-step approach to train owners to create margin. First, we must eliminate the clutter that consumes our time and energy. Second, we must delegate important things to others. When we take the time to do these two things, we are able to accomplish only the MOST important things. That's how we can develop the discipline of working "on" the business instead of "in" the business. Then we can enjoy these results:
  • Get more done
  • Have more time
  • Have less stress
  • Make more money
Contact us so we can help you to build margin into your schedule and your life!

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