The big time management war, how do we manage it? picture

The big Time Management war, how do we manage it?

  • Why do we struggle with time?To much on your plate? and to little time to get it done? yes in most of the cases this is true, but some times we cant change life happening children getting ill, partner or yourself or just personal issues. Now what? I am not going to get to the project or task at hand in time WHAT DO I DO ? 
  • It becomes a rat race, nothing gets done and what ever is done is not 100% dealt with as it should have been, we think we can cope with everything we believe just one more hour and I will be done we believe and tell ourselves daily we don't need help, but yet you are exhausted over worked just getting by day by day.
  • Was this part if your plan when you started your Business ? did you want to be over worked over stressed and never have time for anything let alone yourselves?
  • We all have this plan when we start. Then the more you take on the less you get done and at the end of the day everything is so overwhelmed you want to scream
  • We start at the Beginning, with just a few simple steps to make lives easier.

Some tricks and Tips that might be handy for those days you think you are drowning

  1.  Down load a tacking app that can assist you with your time tracking, for your clients invoicing purposes or just to assist you in making sure your time is managed and you are on track with your daily tasks. https://toggl.com/">toggl.com
  2. Toggle is a wonderful tool  that assists you with time tracking, this is one of the first tools I installed when i started my Business its easy and best part of it, its user friendly. https://toggl.com/features">toggl.com/features
  3. Another great tool to manage your time is https://clockify.me/">clockify.me
  4. Always plan ahead, never just start your day with no plan, you will not always stick to the plan but being structured and having a plan in place will always keep you on track and focused.
  5. One thing at a time, finish one task at a time, multi tasking can lead to not focusing on the task at hand. 
  6. Prioritize, yes that's not an easy task because each client has to be treated the same. Make sure you understand the clients needs and expectations based on that you can establish what needs to be done immediately and what can be scheduled for later during the day. By doing this you will not fall into that deadline stress, if the important tasks are taken care of immediately the  other tasks can be. ( remember one task at a time)
  7. Eliminate distractions. Start paying attention to the number of times someone interrupts you. Track self-induced interruptions, too, particularly those of the social media variety. Your smartphone is extremely useful, but it’s also highly addictive and among the most insidious time-wasters known to man.
  8. Trello, is a great tool to keep your tasks up to date and your day planned, everything is done online and you can access it anywhere any time, great part of the app it can by updated via your email. https://trello.com/">trello.com
  9. Set a time limit to each task.
  10. Set goals - Specific - Measurable - Attainable - Relevant - Time bound.
  11. Just say no. learn to say No, most of us always want to please the clients and help everyone, remember rather say no than disappointing the client.
  12. Delegation -  If you don't want to say NO !  Build your company by outsourcing your work to other Virtual Assistants. This can be the next level of your career to outsource and making sure your clients are never disappointing. https://garfinkleexecutivecoaching.com/">garfinkleexecutivecoaching.com
  13. Make time for yourself - always make sure you are taken care off, Rest, eat, sleep and family time. If you are not taken care of you cant take care of your Business

These are just a few pointers on how to start working on your time management. 

 

 

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