As seen on September 16, 2003

With One Tuchus, You Can’t Dance at Two Weddings!
Easy tips for managing your time and tasks

By Bruce Freeman [E-MAIL]

There’s an old Eastern European saying, “With one tuchus (slang for backside), you can’t dance at two weddings!” and if you are an entrepreneur or own a small business you know that it’s true; no matter how hard you try, you can’t be in two places at the same time. There never seem to be enough hours in a day to accomplish everything you know you should be doing for your business, and so some things, sometimes tasks vital to your business interests, are left undone. It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re in, it’s a fact of life; people do thing things they like to do and procrastinate when it comes to things they dislike.

How do successful entrepreneurs avoid this trap? How can you focus your drive, energy and resources to make your business more successful? There are many different ways, but here are a few tips that might help you get some of those important tasks accomplished in a regular and timely measure:

Finally, give yourself a break from time to time. Remember, as hard as you try, with one tuchus, you can’t dance at two weddings, so sometimes you’re going to get stressed out from the pressure. When that happens, go somewhere private, have yourself a ten minute nervous breakdown and then get back on track. To make your dreams come true, you have to be able to see them in your mind’s eye, so at least once a week, take a few minutes just to dream about what you want to do and where you want to go – it will help you focus and create a path to success for your business.