Procrastination is a dirty word when you’re a groomer, especially if you're a business owner. If you procrastinate over doing tasks, then no one is left to complete them, which leads to a feeling of overwhelm, which leads to you questioning why you started your business in the first place. Sound familiar?
Business owners who also groom in their businesses have the added pressures of completing their clients in a timely manner and then all the day-to-day background work. A business takes SO much time after the dogs are done to run smoothly. Often in my case, procrastination is a synonym for laundry build up, paperwork over flow, growing list of clients to call back and stress at home. I'm literally one person and I can't do it all.
Put on your bite gloves to wrestle with your procrastination habits and find your motivation. I'd love to see your business implement these simple strategies. Just because they’re simple doesn’t mean...
No matter if you are a salon or mobile grooming business owner, have employees or groom solo you often bemoan the fact that your to-do lists are miles long... You wish you had more time in the day to get all your tasks done. Now let's add in the number of clients vying for your attention, the long days of backbreaking groomings and the stress can become overbearing. Even though we all have only 24 hours in each day, here are some strategies for working more efficiently so it feels like we’re gaining extra time.
1. Use the Time Blocking Method on Your Calendar
For those of you grooming one a pet at a time (like I do in my mobile unit) already get the concept. Time blocking simply means assigning a block of time to one particular client, project, or task. For instance, if you have to voicemail full of return calls, block that time off on your calendar and focus on those calls. If you need time to update your website or schedule out your month of...
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