4 Business Systems to Help You Work Less & Live More

Why the Work Life Balance is Important for Business Owners

Have you seen that TikTok going around, the one where the lady says she didn’t want to work a 9–5 so she started her own business and now works 24/7? This mindset is common among entrepreneurs. And thanks to social media, the ‘hustle all the time’ lifestyle is pretty much standard for small business owners.

Streamline These 4 Systems Work Less, & Live More

Let’s get into the nitty gritty, shall we? Here are the four systems I recommend streamlining to free up your time and reclaim your work life balance.

1. Payment Processing

Money is one of the biggest stressors in our adult lives, and that goes double for entrepreneurs. One of the best ways to save yourself time and stress is to take payment processing off your to-do list entirely.

2. Social Media Marketing

As a business owner, it’s so easy to justify hours spent scrolling Instagram and TIkTok as “research.” But let’s be honest, very little of the time we spend on social media is necessary to your business’s success.

  • Setting yourself “office hours” during which you’ll check social media and post on your stories. (Check your Instagram analytics to see when your audience is most active.)
  • Focusing on the one or two platforms that perform the best for your business. No sense spreading yourself thin over tons of platforms if they’re not worth the energy.
  • Repurposing content like blog posts, podcast episodes, and emails into social posts. Your content will feel cohesive, and you’ll save tons of time and energy.
  • “Clocking out” of social media at the same time every day. I recommend all my self care coaching clients avoid their devices during the last hour of the night, but the more time you spend away from social media the better.

3. Scheduling & Calendar Management

Ever feel like there’s not enough time in the day to do everything on your to-do list? You’re not alone. But the trick isn’t finding more time in your day, it’s making more time by prioritizing the things you care most about.

4. Onboarding & Offboarding

If you’re a coach or service provider, chances are you spend a lot of time and energy onboarding and offboarding clients. To simplify the onboarding and offboarding process, try…

  • Creating templates for onboarding emails, questionnaires, and documents. That way, you won’t have to start from scratch with every new client.
  • Automating it through your CRM. Programs like Honeybook and Dubsado allow you to write emails for your onboarding process to automatically send when you get a new inquiry or signed contract.

Want to streamline your systems even further, make time for self care, and create a business you genuinely love?

A business built on strong systems can add freedom to your life, both in your bank account and in your calendar. For more ways to streamline your business, check out my FREE class, 3 Steps To Avoid Burnout And Create More Intentionality In Your Life & Business!



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