“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.”
~ Napoleon Hill
The number one excuse we hear in the work force is “I don’t have time”. You can read and research about time management but in the end time management is subjective, based on inner experience rather than fact. Learn to remove any self-limitation about “not having time” to start, improve or promote your business or organization. Remember we all get 24 hours.
Throughout the day we are all pushed and pulled in many different directions that can throw us off course. Creating a diary including all your thoughts and ideas during the day can help you track where you are spending most of your productive hours and where you may need to decrease time wasting activates. Record start and stop times for important meetings or appointment to help you stay on top of your to do list. Do 1st things first and 2nd things never.
Another important tip is to stop, think and plan before going into an important phone call or meeting to allow yourself to decide your intention. This will help to reduce the time spent on this activity while increasing the overall objective. Make sure to record whether the goal was achieved and if not, decide how could you improve the outcome for next time.
The most important thing to understand while working towards better time management skills is; it can feel impossible to get everything done in a day. Eliminate the mindset of “I don’t have time”. Overcoming that one obstacle may help you realize all the ways to improve your productivity.
Kelly D. Scott
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