As a business strategist, one of the struggles I hear most often is the topic of time management.
Has this statement ever rolled off your lips?
“I need to be better at time management.”
Here’s the thing, time management isn’t the issue.
It’s your priority management.
Are you prioritizing your schedule, or scheduling your priorities?
If you schedule your priorities, your goals are much easier (and faster) to attain. If you prioritize your schedule, you may have a great schedule, but it’s less likely you’ll achieve your goals.
Here’s a quick video where I share three strategies for how to get clear on your priorities so you can create a plan of action that will work for you.
We all have 24 hours in a day. It’s how we manage those moments and hours within the day so that we can achieve what we want and still have time AND energy at the end of the day.
These 3 tips will help you shift your thoughts about time management so you can achieve all that you want and still have a life and have energy at the end of the day.
- Clarity. Be sure to have crystal clarity about exactly what it is you want. When your business is fully ‘cooked’, what does it look like? Where do you need to be at the end of the year for you to feel you’re moving closer to your goals? And even more, who do you need to be to make that happen?
- Skills. What are the skills you need to augment or acquire to create the success you want? The skills that have gotten you to where you are now won’t be enough to take you to the next level.
- Prioritizing. I cannot stress this enough. Taking the time to prioritize your vision and defining the skills you’ll need, will allow you to take what’s is important and place these action items on the front burner and place the urgent items on the back burner. No more whack-a-mole all day long.
Knowing your priorities helps you not only leave your time management struggles behind but also enables you to create structure and freedom throughout your day.
If you need help with your goal and priority setting, feel free to comment below and let me know what’s going on for you. I’ll personally get back to you with ideas to help you gain focus and traction!