I am a sole proprietor. I have no employees, no spouse or partner, and no children. My cats are not amenable to doing paperwork or housework.
That means delegation is not an option for me. So, how does one handle being the only person in a business? Here are some of my ideas.
1. Use the 30-Second Rule
If you can take care of something in 30 seconds or less (okay, I cheat and give myself two minutes), just do it. Then you can dismiss the item from your mind, your desk, and your "to do" list. The 30-second rule keeps me sane on days when I feel like I'm being overwhelmed with minor requests.