from OK Social Media 28 June 13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
Schedule them with corresponding flags or colors depending on which tool you use. Set alarms for everything and estimate the amount of time you will be “busy” for. I do this too for quiet/ fun time, exercise/ outdoor time & house/ responsibilities time – 20 minutes of each, every single day.
3. Good Time Management = Follow Through, Stay Focused, Evaluate & Evolve.
You may need to adjust the times you’ve set as you see how long it takes you to complete tasks or even re-assign certain items to different days. Stay on top of this. Make it a part of your routine, so it’s the first thing you check when you begin your day and the last that you update before you log off. Your time & priorities, just like your business, will change depending on the tasks that arise. Be flexible and make sure it works.
4. Good Time Management = Delegation.
Yes, this applies to solo entrepreneurs in home businesses as well as multi-people firms. You can’t accomplish everything that needs to get done on your own – so make good use of the people in your network. If your small business provides solutions to Cat sky-diving enthusiasts, assign your website design to a qualified member of your team or hire a Consultant. Likewise, if you’re a Graphic Designer, it’s probably best if you hire someone else to cut your hair. Free up moments of your time for more important tasks by being smart about what you take on.
5. Good Time Management = Recognizing the Law of Diminishing Returns.
There are times when you will find you’re working for 16 hours a day but are only actually productive for about 5. If this is the case, stop immediately !!! Put it away, go do something completely unrelated for the next 12-24 hours and then – and only then – come back to your work. If what you’re doing isn’t adding value to your business, you’re going to hit a wall and will likely burn out – then what good will you be? Take those much needed “breaks” through out the day and even allow yourself one or two days off to re-group & re-charge – your business will be more successful and your brain (and Therapist) will thank you. LoL
Comments: Do you manage your time effectively? What can you be doing better? What are your time management tips? How do you run your business successfully?