As a solopreneur, running a small business can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. But it can also be challenging, especially when you have other commitments to juggle - like starting a new full-time job (because who needs sleep, right?).
But don't worry, I’m going through this right now so I’ve got your back! Here are a few tips to help you manage your time and energy effectively as a solopreneur starting a new full-time job:
- Set priorities and boundaries. It's important to be clear about what your priorities are, both in your small business and in your new job. This will help you make decisions about how to allocate your time and energy. It's also important to set boundaries with your employer and colleagues, so they understand your commitment to your small business and don't expect you to be available 24/7 (your time is important).
- Create a schedule. Having a schedule can help you stay organized and on track, both in your small business and in your new job. This could include setting aside specific times for work on your small business, as well as regular breaks and downtime to recharge (trust me, you're going to need it). It's also important to schedule regular check-ins with yourself to review your progress and make any necessary adjustments (because let's face it, things never go exactly as planned).
- Seek support. Running a small business and starting a new job can be a lot to handle on your own. That's why it's important to seek support from others, whether it's through a mentor, a business coach, or a supportive community (because two heads are better than one, and three heads are better than two). Surrounding yourself with people who understand your challenges and can offer advice and encouragement can make all the difference (sometimes you just need someone to tell you that you're not crazy for trying to do all of this).
Starting a new full-time job while running a small business can be a challenging but rewarding experience. By setting priorities, creating a schedule, and seeking support, you can manage your time and energy effectively and achieve success in both endeavors (and maybe even get a little bit of sleep along the way).