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The secret to getting more done is time management

Do you show up on time or are you always running late?

If you ask most people why they don’t get more done they will tell you they don’t have enough time.

That’s a very interesting statement because the last time I checked the one thing that we are all treated equally in is the amount of time we all get.

24 hours a day /7 days a week / 365 days a year.

Its the same for Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Warren Buffet and you and me.

No more and no less.

Then how is it exactly that Bill Gates is a mega billionaire and some people end up on social assistance.

Its called time management.

Bill Gates can’t buy more time even if he wanted to.

It is a 100% non renewable resource.

The question is , “What are you doing with your time?”

Time Management

Time Management

One of the keys to time management is prioritization

What are your priorities?

What matters most to you?

Prioritization allows you to stay focused on the important things in your life and business.

One of the primary reasons people run out of time is because they bounce all over the place reacting to whatever is happening.

If you have a list of priorities then anything not on your list goes into a wait file.

Ask yourself a question.

Do you get everything done in a day that you were supposed to?

Chances are the answer is NO!

Technology is supposed to make our life more simple and efficient.

Technology is a very useful tool, but like any tools, you can use them for the right reasons to help you or the wrong reasons which will hurt you.

Did you ever get to the end of the day and ask, where did the day go?

When you looked back it seemed like nothing got done.

Prioritization of your tasks and your day will help you stay on track.

Management skills to keep you on top of the game of life

One of the interesting things I have noticed in 30+ years of business is that the management skills you develop personally and professionally can be transferred back and forth.

Let’s use a Mom for example.

Juggling the kids, running the home and more often today doing it while they have a full time career.

The management skills that a Mother uses at home works at business also.

I have always been amazed at women who have a career and 2-3 children at home.

This is literally non-stop from morning to night.

Discipline is key to staying on track and focused.

The people around you have strong tendencies to push and pull you in other directions.

It is also common for companies today to be more demanding of their employees so this is where Mom’s have the extra training with the demands from their children.

Other management skills that serve you in both areas are finance skills, ( you make dozens of decisions every day regarding money), communication skills, ( the ability to effectively communicate your thoughts), collaboration skills, ( no one can do it alone, we all need help), and people management skills, ( family or business requires you to know how to handle the different types of people).

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Time Management

Time Management

Time management tips to create more balance

Do you feel that you are running all the time to catch up or  just get things done?

No time to relax and do some of the important things for you?

Here are some key time management tips to put you back in balance.

1) Make a list of your priorities. Decide what is important to you. If you have no clarity on your priorities you will feel like a compass spinning in all directions.

2) Make a to do list every day. Number them and arrange them in order of priority. As Brian Tracy ( world renowned business coach) puts it, eat the big frog first which means get the toughest task out of the way at the beginning of your day. Check the items on your list off when you complete them. This gives you a sense of accomplishment.

3) Block off sections of time for tasks. Segmenting your time will teach you how to judge time frames for completing specific tasks.

4) Eliminate distractions. Shut off your phone, close your email and focus on the task at hand. Do not try to multi task. Darren Hardy (publisher of Success Magazine) read a study that multi tasking is the equivalent of being stoned while you work.

That means that switching back and forth (especially for men) will have your mind scattered.

This makes you more prone to doing poor work or worse …mistakes.

Email and social media are two very powerful attractions that become distractions.

I know, you were only go to go quickly check your emails or Facebook account.

Then your head comes up from the computer or your phone and hour later. Sound familiar.

5) Learn to say NO! You can’t get everything done as it is, so if you keep trying to please everyone you will disappoint them or worse, you. If you say yes to everything you will feel your energy depleted all the time especially when it comes to doing what you want to do.

6) Develop self-discipline. Things that are easy to do are also easy not to do. Leadership starts with yourself first.

7) Know when to delegate. If there is something that someone else can do then delegate it. Whether it is your kids or spouse or co-workers, delegate.

8) Control the book ends to your day. Start off your day exercising, reading some positive material or thinking and planning. This is very important because the middle of the day usually can’t be controlled.

9) Take 5 minutes at the end of the day to evaluate what you set out to do, was it accomplished and was there anything that you could have improved on to make it a better day.

These time management tips should help you stay on track in this hyper drive warp speed world.

You don’t have to feel like the clown juggler in a circus

Guess what happens when you complete your list of things to do.

That’s right.

You make another list and then another one.

You will never be finished. Learn to live with that.

Time management is a tricky thing because in reality you don’t really manage time.

With or without your approval or cooperation the clock ticks on.

As they say, time waits for no one.

The challenge for many is not to go into a state of overwhelm.

How do you eat an elephant?

That’s right, one bite at a time.

Doesn’t work out too well when you try to bite off more than you can chew.

Same thing with life and business.

You do it one thing at a time.

That’s why they call it focus not scattered focus.

Unless of course you like the idea of re-doing things all the time.

Pay attention to these time management tips and get busy.

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Time Management

Time Management

Cheers

David Thompson

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