Time Management: How to get started. (Pt. 1)

Why is it that we put off beginning projects, pursuing fresh business idea’s, or even completing big projects that could have an impact on the success of our businesses? Reason:

Time Management

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Failing to plan a project at home isn’t any different from failing to plan in your business. A business project, a marketing strategy, or sales process needs to follow a plan of action to accomplish goals for your business. Which ties into your ability to effectively manage time.

For a lot of entrepreneurs, they put off their work duties or obligations for a wide-ranging of reasons. Doing this may cause unbelievable tension for the small business owners and cause you to work in crises mode.

When something does get to be a habit, it’s much simpler to maintain it.

Planning daily might seem like a lot of work to do but in actual truth when it becomes a habit, it gets to be second nature. Studies show that it takes an average of twenty-one times for something to get to be a habit. When something does get to be a habit, it’s much simpler to maintain than if it’s new or from the beginning.

So how do you get started?

1st Prioritize

Everybody has the same amount of time each day, yet those that are very successful in life and business seem to have accomplished more than most. Why is that? Well, it’s not because they have more time in their day; they have just mastered this thing we call prioritizing. You should have learned this in high school.

Do you remember high school? When you were in high school, you were given five to six periods and different subjects that you were to prioritize to make sure that you develop the skill of time management. What you were learning was not only to prioritizing your schedule but… and this is a BIG but, if you were to mastered this skill, what you would have develop was the skill of also scheduling your priorities.

If you are committed to become successful in business you need to develop the skill of schedule your prioritizes. This will make you become a master of time management and also your schedule, which in turn will be the needed skill to become successful in business.

2nd Utilize the Pareto Principle.

The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

Whenever you center your attention on the actions that rank in the top twenty percent in terms of importance, you’ll have an eighty percent payoff on your effort. If your to-do list has 10 items on it, the two most crucial ones will give you an eighty percent return on your time.

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Time management is just a tool.

You can use tools to schedule appointments, to plan time for tasks, and to see what needs to get done. But if you go to the scheduled meeting on a priority topic and nothing gets accomplished, you have still wasted the time.

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