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Amie Baker Creative is a boutique graphic design studio focused on helping businesses and their brands through visual identities, print design and web design.

Why You Need Boundaries In Your Business

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Creating Boundaries In Your Business www.amiebakercreative.com

I’ve learned the hard way that multi-tasking isn’t truly helpful even when we want it to be. I admit, there are days I’m forced into that mode and focusing on one thing at a time is always a work in progress. Those are always the days I feel the most pressure. Through this, I’ve learned the value of focus and dialing in on a project allowing it the undivided attention it needs to really flourish.
I’ve adopted a strategy to own my time for the sake of my work and growing my creative talent.

What does that mean to me?

I block out time for each project I work on. It is important to me to allow my mind the time to focus and think about each project I commit to. Doing so creates better results and happier clients.

I schedule all phone calls. It seems that phone calls are the number one way that I am pulled from progress on a client’s project. I love connecting via phone and chatting things out but it is time that I’ve discovered needs to be planned out for the same reasons my project work time does. At times I will pick up an unscheduled call, but it just might be to thank the caller and plan time to re-connect. I also don’t list my phone number on my site intentionally but that is a future topic. You can subscribe to my email list if you don’t want to miss those details, here!

Emails are all important and I do my best to be prompt. It is usually the quickest way to get to me. It is my biggest challenge of distraction, for sure. It is hard to combat letting my inbox call the shots for the day. I know I’m not alone.
Social Media isn’t a priority. There are so many opinions about how businesses should spend their time on social media. I cut the clutter and took an honest look at the time involved and realized when I was actively working on a project, I didn’t need to be responding to anything because when I switched gears off the project, jumping into social media was still there waiting. Basically, my client’s project are more valuable at the time.

Controlling the subscribes. You guys, it feels incredible to unsubscribe to something that isn’t giving you value and in return it clears your inbox. Years ago, I made that a resolution. I decided to unsubscribe to anything that wasn’t providing actual value to me and still today is something I care very much about. It is also shocking how many emails you’ll still get subscribed to by automation when you are fiercely protecting that access

These are all examples of the boundaries I’ve come to rely on to allow me to provide a better experience, better service and better results to the clients I thank for partnering with me.

I challenge you to find things in your business that are distracting you from being better, or from growing. Find a solution on how to change the struggle and deploy it. Let’s get the wheels on that bus moving.
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