This week, I want to share with you some quick tips on how you can make the most of your time.
With so many of us at home for the foreseeable future; running the business, helping kids with school work and trying to keep a sense of normality in extraordinary times, I’d say managing your time might be a struggle!
I’m not even a big fan of calling it time management.
I prefer to call it time optimisation!
With that in mind, here are 5 simple ways you can optimise your time.
1) Stop giving yourself a massive to-do list.
Get brutal about what actually needs to be done and get rid of the rest. I recommend no more than 3 priority items a day and one of those should be focused on revenue generation (directly or indirectly)
2. Use Parkinson’s Law.
This law states that work expands to fill the time allocated to it so if you say that blog post will take 3 hours, it will take 3 hours.
Instead give yourself a limit of 45 minutes and stick to it. You may not get 100% of it written but I bet you’ll have written 80% of it! (bonus tip! use a kitchen timer and not your phone so you don’t get distracted!)
3) Schedule it in.
Take the work that needs to be done that week and block time in your diary to do the work. Nothing else. Don’t switch social media on or emails.
Just do the work that’s scheduled in. When you schedule it in, it gets done.
4) Use the 3 D’s.
When you take a critical look at everything you’re doing, ask yourself ‘is this necessary?‘ Then ask yourself, ‘what do I need to DO, DITCH or DELEGATE?’
Do is for the things only you can do in your business, ditch is for those things that really don’t make a difference and delegate is for getting someone else to do it! Get a blank piece of paper and list it out!
5) Make time to review.
Take time each week to determine if how you’ve used your time has been the most effective way. Review your marketing, your money and your minutes – what worked, what didn’t and what will you do differently?
If there’s a part of you that feels too frenetic to make this time, ask yourself, is being frenetic and working at a fast pace working for you? If you could improve your results by making small tweaks based on a 10 minute review each week, would that be worth exploring?
Why is this important?
Learning to optimise your time in a tiny time business is so important – otherwise you’ll always feel like you’re chasing your tail.
And I know you want to create a big impact with the work you’re doing. You want a business that feels good in your heart and soul and purse but if time is your biggest obstacle and you don’t focus on optimising it, it’ll make getting to that destination so much harder and take longer.
You may have heard me say this before – tiny time is not an obstacle, it’s a unique challenge and one I know you will rise to!
Try these out and let me know how you get on!
P.S. If you want to learn how to optimise your time in just 10 minutes a day, you can check out my mini course ‘Master Your Minutes in 10 Minutes a Day‘.
Here’s what you’ll learn in Master Your Minutes in 10 Minutes a Day (value €47)
- How to create your 90 day plan
- Say no to distractions
- How to stay focused
- Self sabotage
- How to switch off
- Your 10 Minute Plan
Here’s what you’ll learn in Master Your Marketing in 10 Minutes a Day (value €47)
- How to nail your message
- Love and woo your audience
- Where to share your message
- Quick Fire Tutorial on Canva
- Quick Fire Tutorial on Picmonkey
Here’s what you’ll learn in Master Your Money in 10 Minutes a Day (value €47)
- Craft your elegant business model
- Setting income goals
- The pricing challenge
- 3 daily rituals to empower
This is the Tiny Time Mastery Series where you get all 3 mini courses for only €29 (value €147)