Entrepreneurs need to be both business strategist and the operations manager – it can be hard sometimes to juggle both. To do a good job of the strategy whilst leaving yourself enough time to do an even better job of the execution. How do you find that balance? For me, its about hard deadlines, knowing that I have all the time I want to dream up until a certain predetermined point and then I’ve gotta get moving.
It’s also about being realistic. Right now I am working 3 days a week on a dedicated project. Having a great time but it does mean there is a lot less time for dreaming/doing so something I had wanted to launch in July has needed to be pushed back – because I knew I could do the dreaming/strategy part really well but the final product wouldn’t be all it could be without time to execute.