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Time Management Tips That All Entrepreneurs Need


If you’re running a business, but have the feeling that you just never have enough time in the day to get everything done even though you’re constantly working, then you could be lacking in time management skills, and the good news about that is, although it’s not something that comes natural to many people, it is most definitely something that can be learned.

In this post, we’re going to share some useful time management tips for you that you can start implementing into your business right away to manage your time better and actually work smarter, not harder.

Time Blocking

Time blocking is a game-changer for most business owners and entrepreneurs and you’ll find that your time and tasks become much more focused as a result of implementing this technique. Basically how it works is by creating yourself a calendar, either digital or physical and then listing out the tasks you have for that day, week, month, etc. Then once you have those in place, you decide how much time you need to complete each one, and at what time in the day you’ll want to complete them. For example, if you’re someone who’s more creative early in the morning, then you may want to block that time out for focusing on writing or any other creative work you need to do.

Task Batching

Task batching is something that works really well when used in conjunction with time blocking, and basically how this works is by looking again at your tasks and then putting all similar ones together. For example, do you have to do a lot of sales calls for your business to enroll new clients? If so, then setting aside a certain day or two days of the week, or even a certain time of the day to focus only on doing these calls will help you stay organised and focused.

Set A Timer

With so much distraction, such as social media, phone notifications, etc, sometimes it can be really hard to just focus on the task at hand and getting it done. Often a task that only takes twenty minutes can sometimes end up taking all day because you keep getting distracted and going back and forth with it. A great way to beat this is by using a timer. A famous method for this is known as The Pomodoro Technique, which is basically where you set a timer for 20 minutes of focused work, then take a break for 5 minutes, do. another 20 minutes, and then take a longer break of 10 minutes. Honestly you’ll be surprised, just as so many others are by how much you can get done in 20 minutes.

Outsource

As much as you love your business, you simply can’t be amazing at every part of it, so identifying those tasks you’re not particularly great at, but that need done is always something you should be doing if you want your business to grow properly. Whether it’s looking into different virtual answering services or hiring an accountant, outsourcing is something you really need to be doing for better time management.

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