This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
My biggest struggle right now is time management. I need at least an extra 4-5 hours in each of my days. I want to spend time on money-making tasks, but there’s just so much to do. How can I manage my time better to grow my business?
Hi, and thanks for the fantastic question!
This is an issue I’ve addressed in a previous post, so I’m going to pull it forward and share it again!
I learned a long time ago that we can’t manage time…we must manage activities.
You see, work will always fill the time you allot for it. This is why one of the first things I teach my VIP Clients is the fine art of calendaring.
Let me explain… as entrepreneurs, there are so many things that can bombard us on a daily basis. Whether it’s making sales calls, handling client satisfaction, fulfilling orders or programs, marketing planning or dealing with our personal lives, there is ALWAYS something to fill our time.
One of the key strategies to ensuring money-making activities get done is to schedule those activities every day, and STICK TO YOUR SCHEDULE.
Start with calendaring the “non-negotiable” items first. These items can be up-coming travel, presentations, and other activities that are firm.
Next schedule all your money-making activities. These should include sales calls, strategy and launches.
From there schedule everything else.
In doing this you may even come to see that you actually have more time than you need or you may see opportunities to hire people to help you with the things you do not specifically need to be doing.
Once you have your schedule in place, you must discipline yourself to stick to it!
Sometimes this is the most difficult step, and if you find yourself straying from your calendar, take a moment to re-align yourself and course correct.
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