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LONDON, ENGLAND, July 31, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With so much resting on the success of a new business, investors looking for a return, the mounting costs of development as well as the pressures of fitting into the marketplace, it can be easy for young business owners to forget the importance of a work/life balance. However, recent evidence suggests that putting more hours in doesn't mean an increase in productivity. Sales and marketing firm LGB Direct look at what business owners can do to ensure their business is performing to its full potential whilst still maintaining a work/life balance.
LGB Direct recently attended an insightful time management seminar based on Franklin Corvey's theories of extraordinary productivity. The theories are designed to help business owners make better decisions and conserve energy through a combination of classic workplace principles and a basic understanding of neuroscience. LGB Direct believe that many young business owners could learn a lot from the principles covered in the seminar and hope to help by sharing the following steps.
1) It's more vital for business owners to act on important tasks than to react to urgent ones. Urgency causes stress which encourages many business owners to over work and make bad choices. Taking a step back and planning an approach strategy ensures problems are dealt with in a clear and concise way.
2) Aiming for the extraordinary is the drive behind almost any business wishing to succeed. However achieving this shouldn't mean working every hour of the day. Setting unrealistic goals simply means working harder with no chance of a reward. LGB Direct suggests business owners should aim big but be realistic with what can be accomplished with certain time frames. The achievement of these smaller goals will fuel the passion needed to move on to the next step.
3) Planning is an important aspect of time management and taking time to schedule big tasks ensures that these tasks are achievable. Many business owners waste time on smaller tasks due to their belief that others may produce substandard work. Letting go and employing others to work on certain tasks will allow more time to tackle other responsibilities, as well as freeing up more personal time.
4) With internet technology allowing people to check emails and stay in touch almost anywhere it's almost impossible for business owners to truly switch off. However, taking on work whilst out of the office is not productive as the mind is not truly focused on work. LGB Direct urges business owners to not allow technology to invade their personal time and encourage them to keep time away from the office work free.
LGB Direct believe that a by effectively balancing working hours with personal time will allow business owners to remain passionate about their industry rather than resenting it. An effective time management strategy will help business owners make clearer and more precise decisions which will encourage future business growth.
About LGB Direct: http://www.lgb-direct.co.uk/about-us-lgb-direct/
LGB Direct develop innovative direct marketing campaigns that ensure their clients' products reach their target demographic. Their experienced sales team help clients to engage with customers and build strong lasting connections, which boosts brand awareness and loyalty. Using this personalized approach enables LGB to generate immediate and easily measured results, and guarantee a high ROI for their clients.
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