One thing that we hear time and time again is "we don't have time". Time is often the most precious and scarce resources a business owner will have, even more so then money. Here are 9 ways to find more time in your business:
Where did the time go? Thi is a phrase we hear all too often. The truth is most of us do not know the answer to this question. By tracking where you are focusing your time for a period of two weeks you can better understand how much of your time is being spent on valuable tasks and how much is being spent doing jobs that perhaps somebody else could be doing or that don’t need doing at all.
Create a schedule for your day, preferably the night before. Coming into a fresh day already knowing what you are going to be doing and when is a sure-fire way to tick things off the to do list.
If it’s automated you don’t need to do it yourself, simple! Use technology to your advantage and automate processes that you are currently doing manually. Doing manual invoices for all your customers – automate it! Manual posting to social media three times a day – automate it! Is your email inbox a mess – Automate it!
Could you make more money in the time it is taking to do one task then if you paid someone else to do it? As your business grows you should be spending as much time as possible on the highest value tasks. Let go of the mundane and focus your attention on making your business the best it can possibly be.
Focus your time and energy in the right direction and on the task at hand. How often do you check you web browser to see 15 tabs open? How can you be productive when we are trying to accomplish one task while simultaneously responding to emails, answering the phone and checking Facebook? Focus your energy on blocks of time and then check Facebook when you need a break!
It’s the old cliché, failing to plan is planning to fail! From planning comes goals. Knowing what your goals are helps you determine the actions you need to be taking to achieve success.
7. SAY NO
We can’t be everything to everybody. When asked to do something, actually consider what is in it for you and whether it is worth your time. Think about this from both a long term and short-term perspective. Remember, time is your most valuable commodity, use it wisely!
Most people find that they have ‘productivity windows’ during their day when they are mentally at their best. Use this time to ‘eat the frog’ and attack your toughest, most dreaded tasks.
Assessing the best way to spend your time can be difficult.
Why not ask for help to review how you are spending your time and how you can use it more wisely.
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