Time management is a powerful technique and essential skill for everyone to get the most productivity out of each day. Many of our private coaching clients have discovered that having proper Time Management Strategies are the answer to them achieving more in a day than they used to achieve in a week.
With good Time Management, you are the one in control, and this makes it much easier to balance both the essential tasks in your business, as well as regaining some time for yourself and your family.
Having a business should not mean that your business steals your quality time with your family, and there are several powerful Time Management Techniques and tools we offer that have helped our private coaching clients regain control of their time and become more productive each and every day!
Everyone knows that addressing priorities and important tasks in a timely manner is important. Unless you are truly unique, you have many areas you need to give attention but you seem to run out of time each day to get it all done.
Although they sound equally important, this is where our private coaching clients utilize a To Do List to ensure important tasks don’t get missed, and also to assist with the prioritizing of each task, so the most important ones get done first.
Using a “to-do-list” is quite simplistic, and its ease of use is what makes it so simple to integrate into your business and start regaining control.
With the humble To Do List, you simply make a list of all the jobs that need to be done on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis to give you a checklist of all the tasks you need to get done in that time frame.
Then you simply need to break the list down into daily tasks and prioritize the tasks into the order of importance. This simple time management tool ensures the most important tasks get finished first instead of distractions taking you “off task” as often happens in every business and often ends up with nothing really being achieved.
Another very simple Time Management tool is learning to say “no” when appropriate or if one of your team is inquiring “how to do something”, ask them how they would do it, and guiding them to find the answer instead of just telling them or taking over their task.
This way they will start to become more self-reliant and stop eating into your time and mess up your time schedule for the day.
Phones and technology can also mess with your time management, so sometimes you need to allocate times where you disconnect yourself from telecommunications and the like, so you can focus on important tasks.
Instead of checking all emails, messages and answering all calls when they come up, set aside a specific time where you check all messages and returned calls, this way you have fewer interruptions throughout your day and can be more productive.
If you implemented only the simple Time Management Tools mentioned here, you would see a massive difference in how much you actually achieve in your day.
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day and as our private coaching clients have discovered, improved productivity comes with improved time management.
Improved Time management lets you achieve more inside normal working hours and gives you more time back for the important things you are probably missing out on. After all who wouldn’t want to go home early, catch up their favorite TV show with a bucketful of popcorn along with their partner and kids? Or have a good sleep without stressing about the tasks that didn’t get done?
You have discovered a few simple Time management strategies here that are effective and have been proven effective by many business owners who are private coaching clients. These simple tools can be implemented immediately and will work equally well for you.