|Get Rid of These ThingsData
Improve Your Time Management
Do, Do, Do
never-ending list of tips to implement, strategies to employ and
techniques guaranteed to improve your time management. If you
will just DO them.
in order to be able to do these things, aren't there some you should
GET RID OF?
rid of these things so you can concentrate on the things that will make
you more money, and ultimately allow you to have more freedom and fun.
We all have too
many items coming at us during the day. Whether it is
letters, emails, phone calls, meetings, personnel problems or computer
malfunctions - it is likely that generic "stuff" eats away at most of
Go on An Information Diet
the amount of information that actually makes it to your
eyeballs. Do this either by teaching your
staff how to deal with the majority while funneling the items
that truly only you can do, your way. Or, by getting rid of
them entirely (do you REALLY need to receive all of those trade
magazines and e-mails?).
to Be in Control:
business owners, business managers, likely are in the place they are in
because they are in control of their environment.
do things well and if the truth be told, when know that "Really, it is
easier to just do it myself and know it has been done right!"
So when we hear of a problem, we often just tell the person
"leave it on my desk and I will take care of it."
rid of this! And learn to delegate tasks. Take the
time to teach them they way you want it done and let them know you
expect it done that way. Then, get out of the way!
if you are a lone-business-ranger, then determine what you can
outsource. Pay a small fee for someone else to do the tasks
that eat away at your productive time.
The need to
be in control has a close cousin - perfectionism - that we
also need to get rid of!
live in a world that expects us to be connected 24/7. And if
they cannot reach us, something must be wrong - with us!
also live in fear that we will miss out on opportunity or (see above)
that we will loose control of something. So we are connected
in multiple electronic ways.
Purposefully plan part
of your day to unconnect and produce.
Not only will
you get more done, but people will develop a new-found respect for a
person who has that kind of control and discipline when it comes to
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