Help! It’s Friday and I Haven’t Completed My To-Do List!
You are the shot-caller, the decision maker and the ‘get-things-done” person. I understand. As much as you love your business, it can become overwhelming.
Don’t give up!
What can you do? You need to get organized…but how do you start to put things in order?
Think about these famous quotes…what do they say to you?
1. “What would you do if you knew you could not fail? “
2. “Think and Grow Rich“
3. “If you had a heart attack and had to work two hours per day, what would you do?If you had a second heart attack and had to work two hours per week, what would you do?”
The three authors are taking the same issue and approaching it differently. Our time and how we spend it belongs to us. We are the decider of our destiny. Now before you start going off about all the uncontrollable interruptions you face throughout the day, let me just say; You may control the unexpected events, interruptions or demands on your time, however, you do have control over how much attention you give to each.
When you take a critical look at your life and decide to take action moment-by-moment, your time will be better used. You begin by making a conscious choice to give your attention to what matters first. You have the power to change. Tony Robbins, suggests you tap into courage to go after the things you want in life. Napoleon Hill’s book and famous words suggest, your mind shapes your life. While Timothy Ferriss asks you to make choices about concentrating on the most important and getting rid of the clutter.
Successful entrepreneurs understand the importance guarding their most valuable asset…their time. That is probably where the phrase, “Time is Money,” comes from.
“Time is just time, you can’t mismanage it. What that really means is that you mismanagement the agreement you had with yourself about what you should have accomplished.”
~David Allen, author of Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything“Allen maintains, time management is really a complex issue of self-management where work needs to be captured, clarified, organized and reviewed in line with your purpose, values, vision, goals, and strategies. When these things are in line, you’ll feel good about how you are managing time.”
Does that sound difficult? Maybe at first glance, but it’s certainly do-able!
Successful time management comes down to managing two things: internal clutter and external clutter. By the time you finish this series, you’ll have the information and the tools manage both.
So, How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Make The Best Use Of Their Time?
What do you do to get your to-do list knocked out? How do you manage it all (or most of it?) How about sharing your tips in the comment section. In the meantime, I included 2 great articles on time management below.
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