Time Management Tips
Time is your most precious asset and the common saying is “there are never enough hours in the day”. In fact you’ve may have even said that yourself before, right. The reality is you cannot make more hours, so it then comes down to what you do with the hours you’ve got.
“Fire Fighting” is common in many small businesses… but the good news is there is plenty that can be done to use your time in the business so that you feel like you are getting somewhere and are on top of the good old “to do” list. 3 core things that need attention to get the most out of your time are, PLANNING, reducing the OWNER DEPENDENCY and making sure you have a WORK LIFE BALANCE.
PLANNING helps you work out what is important for you and your business. It’s about working out who does what by when, so that the important things are always taken care of and so that the less important things are what waits.
OWNER DEPENDENCY is the very thing that keeps an owner working way more hours than they should. It’s about learning to give things to other people in your business, learning to delegate, learning to trust. If this doesn’t happen, then you forever remain a slave to your business, working hours no-one should ever work.
WORK LIFE BALANCE is about you making sure you have a life because of your business. It’s about creating the time freedom to spend with the people you love and care about the most without the fear that the business will fall apart without you.
By managing your time effectively you’ll start to get things under control and give you back the time to concentrate on the important things in business … and in life.
Check out the tips below on how you can improve your time management in your business
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