I heard something recently about setting and enforcing boundaries in business that mayyyyybe should be common sense, but it made me pause.
Nobody can respect the boundaries that you haven’t stated. (🤯 right?!)
Nobody can read your mind. What is “crossing a boundary” for one of us, may not be an issue for someone else.
As a business owner, it’s on you to communicate and enforce your own boundaries in your business.
In this season of life, my business boundaries look like:
>> working from 8:30am-12:30pm and then doing the nap time hustle in the afternoon
>> only taking calls on certain days each week
>> 48 hour turnaround time at the minimum
>> deleting work apps and notifications from my phone
>> sticking to proposals + contracts, AKA no scope creep over here
>> prioritizing client work over social media
THIS is what keeps me sane and (relatively) thriving as a business owner with a 3 year old and a puppy 🤪
The other thing I’ve learned through experience is that nobody with boundaries of their own will be upset when you set your own boundaries.
I can’t think of any situation where someone would tell me no or that they can’t get something done on time because of a boundary they have in place that would make me upset. If anything, I’ll clap 👏🏼 and say GOOD FOR YOU 🙌🏼
Having boundaries isn’t being lazy or rude.
Having boundaries in business, stating them clearly, and sticking to them is what will keep you working hard and loving what you get to do every day ♥️