Time, it keeps ticking away.
We all wished we had more of it.
So let’s make use of the time that we do have.
Managing time effectively is about looking at what we are doing now ineffectively, and then putting in a system to overcome those issues and make better use of your productive time.
Being disorganized is a key reason you may not be managing time effectively.
Disorganization can take on many forms, from not having goals like we discussed, to not knowing what needs to be done, or even not realizing you need help in your business.
Disorganization can also be habitual, so it is important to look at your own personal reasons you are disorganized and address them.
Becoming more organized, and employing systems is a central way to making the best use of the time you have.
Wasting time, we all do it.
There are many time wasters. Things like social media, TV, and video games are popular ones many people struggle with.
But there are also many that are not so obvious. The time you spend waiting for things, your own or others. The time you spend looking for items. The time you spend determining what to do in your business in a non-effective way. The time you spend trying to figure out your next step or task for the day.
Overcoming those time wasters are a key to being much more productive.
Systems, I mentioned that above. Systems are the key to efficiency.
Systems can benefit you in a number of ways.
Systems can help to speed up repetitive tasks and also to improve quality.
Systems can increase your creativity and even give you more freedom.
Systems can become habits. A key advantage in business is that systems can be replicated and systems allow for continuous improvement or all parts of your business.
You as a busy entrepreneur can begin to be a more effective time manager by looking at how you are wasting time and eliminate those things. Also by becoming more organized and effective. And finally, the real key to time management is in implementing the right systems in your business, starting with your time management system.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Time Management for the Busy Entrepreneur.