Time management is not a skill mastered by every one, I mean how many times have you been held up by someone because they couldn’t manage their time well?
Time is a key factor to anything that goes on in this world, it cannot be bought or reversed. To an entrepreneur, time controls everything you do from the beginning to the end. Learning how to manage time for success in your business is an essential part of success.
There is a commonly used phrase that says ‘Time waits for no man’ and no one can argue against this. Losing time can cost you profit and clients too. Learning how to manage time for success in your business is an essential part of success.
As an entrepreneur you cannot eliminate interruptions but you can decide on how much time you will spend on them and how much time you will spend on the thoughts, conversations and actions that will actually lead you to success. Additionally, set a specific time to respond to E-mail and SMS.
Scheduling and recording all activities for a week will help you know how much you can get done within a given time and where time is wasted. This will enable you to plan better thus avoid things that lag you behind.
Schedule how long these activities take, from beginning to end. Plan to spend at least 50 percent of your time engaged in the thoughts, activities and conversations that produce most of your results. Managing your time well also allows you to focus on other activities like catching up on social media, making calls and taking walks among other activities that may be interruptions while working.
Plan your week ahead, for instance, early on Monday morning you could start by writing down all the things you need to accomplish by the end of the week. Schedule time to visit clients and time to conduct interviews. Deal with deadlines and other activities in order of urgency.
Time management experts say, focusing on one thing at a time will double productivity, work output, and performance. Avoid multi-tasking, force yourself to do one thing at a time by setting time and focus on that one task until it’s complete.