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Manage Your Day For Productivity

How Do You Manage Your Day?

We all get the same 24 hours every day, but how many times do you get to the end of your day wonder, “Where did the day go?” and that leads to, “What did I accomplish?” Once the hours are gone you’ve lost that commodity.

Chances are, if your day is getting away from you, it’s because you didn’t have a plan. Without a to-do list it’s easy to waste time on tasks that aren’t meaningful. With a to-do list you can mark off tasks you’ve completed, celebrate the milestones and also uncover those times when you haven’t accomplished what you set out to do?

Three ways to manage your time and keep tasks moving forward:
• Determine your top three priorities for your day
• Set a timer for 30 minutes
• Work on your first priority for those 30 minutes, reset the timer and go onto the second (and so on) You will be amazed at what you can do if you know you’re under a self-imposed time constraint

To add even more value to those three steps:
• Work on top priorities first. It’s easy to check off the simple tasks and leave the more difficult ones hanging over your head but that just drains your energy. Even if you can’t complete the entire task in 30 minutes, you will at least have made a dent.
• Put up a “do not disturb” sign. Even if you work from home you need to limit your interruptions whether from phone calls, emails or family issues.
• Once the timer has gone off, move onto the second task even if your first has not been completed; this will incentivize you to go back to that task and continue on with it.
Imagine the feeling of accomplishment you’ll have knowing that you have tackled three of your top priorities.

If you’re constantly putting out fires and are spinning your wheels trying to “get it all done” and grow your business. Contact us, as a certified E-Myth Coach we incorporate the seven teachings of the E-Myth to help you innovate and succeed. 

Life Work Balance

Balance Is The Secret To Success

Work/Life Balance Is Crucial To Success

When you’re just starting a business you will put in more hours than you had likely even imagined. If, however, your business has been up and running for a while and you still find yourself working an inordinate amount of hours including nights, holidays and weekends, it’s time to step back and reprioritize.

As an entrepreneur it is important that you’re involved in your business but you don’t have to be busy 24/7. You need to separate yourself from your business endeavors and get back in touch with your life outside of the office. If that means you need to look at the tasks you’re doing that are outside of your core competency you may need to hire or outsource those tasks.

Remember that just because you’re constantly busy doesn’t mean you’re continually productive. In fact, if you’re always in “business mode” you will burn out.

How can you retake control of your business and get back to having a life? Here are our suggestions:
• Clearly defined business goals will help you keep on the path toward success. If you don’t know what needs to be done daily, weekly or monthly to achieve success (whatever that means for you) you will never know if you’ve arrived.
• Set personal goals for yourself. These goals could be as simple as “step away from the computer for lunch,” “go for a walk every evening,” “visit with friends,” etc. Setting personal goals and putting them in your calendar just as you would any appointment will help improve your work/life balance.
• Make a to-do list daily. At the end of each business day, write a list for the following day. Your to-do list will keep you focused and keep your eyes on your goals.
Because you are the heart of the business, you need to incorporate a healthy lifestyle so you can perform at your peak.