Work – Life Balance For Tradies

By Hugh Bowman / October 8, 2023

Working Less: The Key to Achieving Work-Life Balance for Tradie Business Owners Are you struggling to find a balance between work and personal life? As a tradie business owner, working long hours and sacrificing important family moments can take a toll on your happiness and well-being. Let’s look at effective strategies for working less while maximising productivity. By establishing clear rules and boundaries around your time, you can achieve a healthier work-life balance and prioritise what truly matters. The Challenge of Overworking Many tradie business owners find themselves working excessively, compromising their personal lives. They may miss important family events, such as their children’s activities or school pickups, leading to feelings of regret and dissatisfaction. The crux of the problem lies in the absence of time management rules. While they may start their workday early, lacking discipline around time leads to staying late onsite to finish off jobs or retreating … Read more

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What Is A Default Diary?

By Hugh Bowman / September 10, 2023

What Is A Default Diary? Are you looking for ways to accomplish more tasks efficiently in your day? Allow me to introduce you to a powerful tool called the default diary. Let’s delve into the concept of a default diary, which can help you optimise your time management without the need for delegation. By implementing this simple yet effective strategy, you can enhance your productivity and streamline your workflow as a tradie business owner. This happens to be one of the topics in my book “The Wealthy Tradie Book 2- How To Make Your Business Rake In The Cash”, you can grab a copy by following this link. Understanding the Default Diary The default diary is a valuable tool among many others that can revolutionise how you utilise your time. Its principle is straightforward: dedicating uninterrupted blocks of time to specific activities significantly enhances your productivity. For instance, if you … Read more

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Delegating – 3 Essential Tips

By Hugh Bowman / August 27, 2023

Three Essential Tips for Delegating Tasks as a Tradie Business Owner Delegation is a crucial skill for any business owner. By effectively assigning tasks to others, you can free up valuable time and focus on high-priority activities that drive your company’s growth. Let’s explore three practical tips to help you determine which tasks to delegate. These guidelines will enable you to streamline your workflow, increase efficiency, and ultimately maximise your business’s potential. Avoid What Drives You Nuts As a business owner, it’s essential to recognise your strengths and weaknesses. If there are tasks that consistently frustrate or overwhelm you, chances are you’re not the best person to handle them. By delegating these tasks, you can ensure that they are performed by someone who excels in that particular area. This will not only alleviate your stress but also yield better results. Remember, focusing on activities you enjoy and excel at will … Read more

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How Much Time Should You Spend Working on Your Business?

By Hugh Bowman / August 20, 2023

Finding the Right Balance: How Much Time Should You Spend Working on Your Business? As a tradesperson-turned-business owner, it’s natural to find joy in the hands-on work of your trade. However, for your business to thrive and achieve long-term success, it is essential to dedicate sufficient time to working on your business rather than just in it. Let’s now explore the importance of allocating time to focus on the growth and development of your business. By striking the right balance between working on and in your business, you can unlock its full potential. The Love for Your Trade: Many business owners are drawn to their trades due to a genuine passion for their craft. The immediate gratification of performing tasks and earning money can make it tempting to spend most of your time on the tools. However, it’s important to recognise that working on your business is equally vital for … Read more

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Too Busy! What Should You Be Doing?

By Hugh Bowman / June 28, 2019

Do you find yourself saying you are Too Busy?  Which is code for saying you are too busy working in your business delivering whatever your product is.

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Time management tips for Trades

By Hugh Bowman / February 12, 2019

Sick of being busy and not getting ahead? Well join the club. This is a common theme in the construction and technical trades space so I think it’s time to do something about it. After all, when you work, you don’t just want to make ends meet. You want to make a profit and have time left over to enjoy life. Right?

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Working in or on your business?

By Hugh Bowman / February 8, 2018

I want to talk about how saving a job is costing you a fortune. What I mean by this is if you’re a business owner and you spend a lot of time working on the tools it means that you don’t spend the time working on your business to help grow and improve it.

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