Wondering if you should enter any business awards? Then you should read this article to find how to grow your business by winning the awards! We have grown our social enterprise The Art and Craft Gallery by constantly winning eight business awards across Australia, USA and India since 2015.
Is applying for a business award 99ththing to do on your list? Do you brush away every Award Application opportunity, thinking your business is not there yet?
You have won awards for your business and think it didn’t make any change for your business? You feel unsure about optimizing this award opportunity to grow your business?
Then, this is the article for you to understand the power of these Business Awards!
It’s about time that SME’s take pride in all their hard work + dedication they do in running their ventures. We all know running your own venture takes far more time, dedication and hardwork compared to finding an employment and yet everyday so many of us leave the comfort of 9-5 and follow our Passions.
Business awards exists for this sole purpose of celebrating these brave entrepreneurs who are passionate about their dreams and striving to make a positive impact in their community through their products, service or creating new employment opportunities for others.
So what’s the benefit of writing those case studies and completing those never ending award applications?
Being an entrepreneur myself, I can relate to your concerns; completing those awards application and building our case studies is time consuming activity, however it is worth it for the 5 Reasons below, which I learnt and reaped benefits of after winning my first Business award this year
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We all get only 24hours in a day and yet some people are very successful whereas some parents just can't say where the time goes. If you fall in to the later category, its time to claim your time back.
Being a Business Mum we have to juggle many things and are always multitasking and yet feel 24hours a day is not enough time to get things done. ‘Time’ being a precious resource for me, learning time management became eminent for me in last quarter of 2014. I completed Eric Lofholm’s Time Management Mastery Program in December 2014 and will be sharing some tips from this program in this blog post.
To my astonishment I learnt time management was nothing to do with multitasking or having a strong memory, but was tied to simple fact of managing expectations. At this point I also realised that there was so much unlearning to do, as time crisis was direct result of all the wrong habits got cultivated since childhood.
At the end of my time management course, the trainer asked us to share our learnings with our immediate family members and friends. Sharing and asking others to follow this new time management tactics has three fold benefits,
first being family members start to manage their time better,
second it means you can introduce new routine/ habits in the household with ease and third you get accountability partners around you to help you keep with the new found routine.
If your school going kids are sapping you out of energy and / or time ; then teaching them these tips will help you claim back few hours of time and sanity while setting them on right direction for future.
Application: Teach kids the mantra of “place for everything and everything in its place”. Involve them in creating designated areas for their uniforms, bags, shoes, socks and lunch boxes which are handy for them to complete tasks without any assistance. This will reduce morning stress and running around for getting ready for school.
Tip: Creating designated places for storing remote controls, video games, charging station for all gadgets can help everyone in the household
Application: Get your little one in habit of list writing for each day. They sure won’t be able to list or visualise all the things they need to perform in one day, but remember practice makes you perfect. Get a planner where every person in the family can list their daily task. Write simple task for yourself to set an example for your child.
Tip: Don’t fret if all the tasks on the list are not completed. If you tick all the activities from the list for the day, it means you have probably missed listing some tasks there! No one ever gets everything done. But cultivating this habit is more important than accomplishing those tasks.
Application: When kids receive birthday invites from school friends, just ask simple questions to seek their level of interaction / closeness to this friend. Then ask if they have any other important activities clashing with the birthday party timings like swimming, dancing, and/or music lessons. So ask them to choose if they prefer the birthday party of this said friend or attending their favourite activities on that day. Teach them to choose what they like without feeling obligated to attend all social events.
Tip: Don’t make a decision for them, but help them make decisions. Taking a right or wrong decision is irrelevant, as long as they get in to the habit of thinking through their choices in life.
Application: Teach kids to think all the activities they can do in one go. E.g. If kitchen and laundry areas are located next to each other, then it’s easier to put lunchbox for washing and dirty clothes for washing in one trip. This will save them energy from running 4 times from their bedrooms to washing areas. Making list of all the things they need to buy from a shop can also save you time from driving them to the shopping centres at all time.
Tip: Chunk many activities like laundry duties, house cleaning, weekly cooking together, so you don’t have to these things every day. Saving you time and energy!
Application: Teach kids to understand which activities can be achieved through multitasking and focusing techniques. Helping them connect in real world will be the best life skill you can teach them, in today’s virtual world. Developing the habits of working in focused blocked times will help them achieve their academic activities with ease.
Amazingly once you consider and list all the activities you are supposed to do every day, your brain stops sending you stress signals when you take time to stop and smell the roses!
Leave a comment about one thing you will implement from these time management tips for yourself.
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