Time Management

What a week! I’ve been soooo busy working on different projects the time just flew by and I don’t feel to have arrived anywhere. Has that happened to you?

I’ll bet you’ve had the same feeling, rush, rush, rush, do this, do that and at the end of it all, well ‘err… nothing.

It just shows, when you take your eye off the ball you get caught up with all sorts of things that don’t really matter and your time becomes non-productive, but it’s very important to remember that time is money. Ok Ok, now and then you have to step back and relax or do something different but even then you have to be in control. You have to decide what is relaxation and what is time wasting.

To try and keep focused on what’s the best use of your time try this tip: Write on a post-it-note “Will what I’m doing now achieve what I want?” Wow, that sure keeps the reality and brings you back on track. Why don’t you try it for a couple of days then ask yourself, ‘Did it work?’ I’ll bet it did.

Oh! And don’t forget to move the post-it-note to a different place every day or so. Why? Because if it stays in one place you won’t see it :-)

Trying to organise your time and keep focused is very difficult, we’re all guilty of wondering off, and of course we say ‘We don’t have time for this…’ but time moves on and we can’t get it back. So it becomes even more important to make sure we get the maximum out of our time whether it’s time for work or time for fun.

When you’re working on the project for your online business don’t forget to ask yourself the question ‘Will what I’m doing now achieve what I want?’ If it does that’s brilliant you’re on the right track. If it doesn’t, you’ve wondered off again :-)

Don’t forget: If you do nothing you’ll get nothing, so do something.

‘till next time.

Barry

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6 Responses to “Time Management”

  1. Oh Barry, Brilliant.

    Love this post. Will email you to chat a bit more about it.

    Enjoy the journey.

    Mandy

  2. Thanks for that Mandy, I’ll pick up your email.

  3. Hey Barry

    You have struck a chord with me….this is the one thing that lets me down week after week. Time management. I now have a to-do list and I am slowly scoring things off the list. I am still 2 weeks behind, but I am doing something and getting somewhere.

    Good luck to you!

    Susan

  4. Thanks Susan, it sounds as though you’re organized but it can be difficult to keep pace. Making your plan realistic is the true way to maximise your time.
    Keep up the good work, you’ll be glad you did.
    Barry

  5. Hi Barry,

    This post is a little older but totally proves good advice is timeless and valuable any time.

    “Will what I’m doing now achieve what I want?” has just become a daily statement for me.

    Moving the Post-it-note around also is a gem.

    Simple sound advice and tips.

    Great post and thanks Barry,

    Alan

  6. You’re Welcome Alan,

    We can sometimes get lost in the complicated things, so a relook at the basics is always good.

    Cheers,
    Barry

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