Do you feel as if you're always on the go? Short of time? Racing from one meeting to another without time to spare? But have nothing to show for your efforts?
That is how I have felt lately while contemplating my business plan. I value the time and service that I give to many organizations but I have not been able to keep up with the demands that I have placed upon myself.
So, today with a heavy heart, I had to step down from the Southern Utah Homebuilder's Association Membership Committee. Due to the time constraints that real estate presents, I realized that I couldn't give them the time and effort they deserved.
I realized that I must decline my efforts in a few other areas that are not enhancing my business. I have been a member of another women's networking organization for over 3 years, have volunteered my time on numerous occasions, attended monthly luncheons and have never received a referral - I will not be renewing my membership.
As a business owner, I need to point my compass in a direction that will yield results in order to grow and thrive. That is my advice to you as well. Join organizations that may push business in your direction and find a good balance when volunteering your priceless time.
Because as a friend once said, "You can volunteer yourself out of business."