Business Mentoring: Avoid “Switching Costs”

Avoid Switching Costs

Switching from one task to another costs small business owners significant amounts of time—as much as an entire workweek every month! Dave Crenshaw’s emphasis is on moving from chaos to focus to get the most out of your time and energy.

Small business owners often have to play the equivalent of five positions at the same time. The lack of focus costs time and money transitioning from one activity to another. It is far better, Crenshaw suggests, to craft a schedule focused on what you personally do best.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How “switching costs” affect businesses
  • Why small business owners are especially impacted by the lack of focus
  • How to avoid the Order of Abdication and instead follow the Order of Offloading

Watch this week’s full mentoring session below:

About the Guest

Dave Crenshaw is the master of helping business owners triumph over chaos. He has appeared in Time magazine, FastCompany, USA Today, and the BBC News. His first book, The Myth of Multitasking: How ‘Doing It All’ Gets Nothing Done, has been published in six languages and is a time management best seller. His latest book, The Focused Business: How Entrepreneurs Can Triumph Over Chaos, is also a small business best seller. As an author, speaker, and business coach, Dave has transformed thousands of businesses worldwide.

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Come back next week for more business mentoring with Dave Crenshaw, on budgeting your time!

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