You don’t have to be a member of Mensa to work out that effective time management and success go hand in hand. I’ve never met a successful business person who did not view time as a precious commodity, and I’m going to bet that you haven’t either!
As you go about creating your business empire and designing the lifestyle you desire; understanding the synchronicity between effective time management and success; will put you way ahead of the curve. It stands to reason that: the less time you squander on low value, low yielding activities, the more time you have to spend on activities that have an impact- right?
Let’s keep it 80/20 people, let’s keep it 80/20. If you’ve read the 4 Hour work week you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, I’m going to suggest you rush over to those nice people at Amazon and pick up either of these two books, if not both.
I’m not going to lie, they’re game changers!
Prayer won’t work..
Despite your most powerful prayers; there will never be more than 24 hours in day or 7 days in a week, it’s just not going to happen – so get over it. But isn’t it encouraging to know that whilst these time constraints won’t change, with a little focus and commitment, YOU can.
Time management tools are not hard to come by and time management advice is a dime a dozen – I get it. So it begs the question why; with so many resources and so much good advice out there so many of us are failing to manage our time in a way that gives us the level of output we desire ?
Feel free to send in your answer on a postcard, but I’d like to go some way to answering my own question with a popular qoute used to close AA/NA/CA and other recovery group meetings.
“It works, if you work it, so work it, you’re worth it”
I’ve always loved this message, but lately it’s gained a new poignancy. It’s a steady reminder that in the right hands; even the simplest tools are powerful and effective in our quest for productive time management and success.
The reason why so many people fail to master time management, create momentum and increase output, is that they don’t use the tools and advice readily available.
Human nature ha!
But we’ve already established that MLSM readers are extraordinary, so I know you’re ready to turn up the gas and start really cooking right? As head chef here, I’d like to light the fire.
Let me share with you a tool and technique that has helped me:
- Complete more client work in less time- leaving me free to look for more clients
- Prioritise my workload ensuring that the 20% of tasks that have 80% of impact- get done everyday
- Free up more time each day, in the knowledge that I have maximised my best 5 hours ( more on your best 5 hours later)
Q. what time management tools are you using?
Have you found the tool yet; that puts time management and success firmly within your grasp? If not, you’d better tune into the next post so you don’t miss out.
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But lets make this post a mini resource MLSM lovelies, and enjoy a little “each one teach one”, by creating a list of all the tools (both free and paid for ) that help YOU achieve better time management.
So get sharing, the comments are yours to plunder and link your little hearts out.
In my next post I’m going to share with you the tool that has helped me increase my daily work output tenfold! And guess what, it’s totally and utterly, ridiculously-free!
Can’t say fairer than that…are you excited already!
It’s all love.xx