TIME! It’s one of, if not the most overused excuse we’re all guilty of using. Don’t get me wrong I get it, I have two kids and run a full-time business. We’re all busy.
Everyone has that feeling at some point that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. It can be very overwhelming when you feel that every second of your day is being eaten up by your never-ending to-do list.
But here’s the thing, we all have enough time, it’s where we choose to APPLY it that matters. It’s all about time management, ultimately time is money! By using your time more wisely in your business, you’ll be able to spend more time doing the things you love so it really is win-win.
It’s as simple as learning how to make it work. FOCUS yourself on creating, learning and visualizing what it is you want to achieve. It’s essential we make the time and hold ourselves accountable.
Here are a few tips to help you use your time more effectively and create a more balanced and stress-free lifestyle…
DELEGATE THE THINGS YOU DON’T NEED TO DO
There comes a point when you’ve established your business and you can afford to start delegating. Do you really need to be answering the phone personally and responding to every email inquiry, or can you hire an assistant or secretary to do that for you?
Do you have time to master marketing techniques and web design, or can you hire a company to take care of that in a fraction of the time? Delegate what you don’t absolutely need to do so you’re able to use your time more effectively.
If you’re only scheduling in your client appointments at the moment, try taking things a step further and scheduling things like lunch breaks, invoices and contracts client follow-ups and other tasks that take up a lot of your time. Don’t forget to make sure to add in some “self care” time too so you don’t burn yourself out. By scheduling your time, you’ll be more inclined to stick to a schedule as things will be more concrete in your calendar and you’ll be able to see exactly what you have to get done in any given day.
SET YOURSELF GOALS
Every business needs to have goals, whether it’s daily goals, monthly goals, or 5-year goals. Working with a business success coach is a fantastic way of evaluating your progress and your business and setting yourself new aspirations so you can create a timeline and use your time more effectively to work towards your goal.
CREATE STRICT WORKING HOURS
One of the hardest things for business owners is knowing when to close the book on your day and take time out for your personal life. By creating strict boundaries in terms of your working hours and days off, you’ll only have a set amount of time to get things done so you’ll likely be much more productive and use your time more wisely.
I would love to help you grow your business and learn how to make better use of your time. We cover this and much much more, to help you grow your amazing business in my Unleash Your Genius and my Leverage Your Genius Training Courses.
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