Time Management and SMART goals

This is a great way to make sure you actually reach your goals. It sets a framework to set your goals to and to measure their success.

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Time Management – The Tools

Having the right tools for the job always helps make things easier. As I said in an earlier post if it isn’t on my calendar it doesn’t exist. These tools also help out with managing your time and getting more done.

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Time Management 101 – The Simple Steps

Here are some of the simple things you can do to start getting a handle on the time getting away from you.

Calender Everything – If it doesn’t exist on my calendar it doesn’t exist. A properly managed calendar makes sure the critical items are taken care of and lets me know when I have time for everything else. Time for prospecting, time for calls, time for content creation all get placed on the calendar.

Focus On One Thing at a Time – Super Multitaskers exist. You aren’t one. Neither is anyone you know. True multitaskers are extremely rare and it’s much more likely you are deluding yourself and wasting time. Focus on one task, get it done, move to the next. Cut distractions and don’t try to multitask.

Learn To Say No – You aren’t a superhero so quit trying to save everyone and every project. Know your limits and stick to them. Knowing how and when to say no earns respect and trust. Say yes only when you know you can handle the extra work.

Set Specific Times To Check Social Media – The first 5 minutes of every hour for example. If you have a set schedule for checking messages and social media you can focus better on your current task.

Do the Hard Things First – It really does make your day go easier and stems off procrastination. The hard part is done, so the rest is easy.

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Why Time Management?

Most people know time management is a good thing but still don’t do anything about it. With the right time management in place, you can accomplish what seems like miracles to people who have no time management skills. It’s not something you can do overnight. You need small steps at a time, little incremental steps to become a master of time management and get twice as much done in half the time (Sometimes literally) This week we will talk about how to get your time under control.

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