The all too familiar phrase we know as entrepreneurs is that in business, time is money. Today we all smile when we can save either. Time is one of the most precious commodities to an entrepreneur. It’s never more important than when you’re starting up your ventures and bringing them to the marketplace. Starting is the hardest step, so it’s important to learn the trade secrets of time management. Here are just a few to keep in mind.
Stop Trying to Do It All
One of the best ways to command time is to stop trying to do it all. When you first start your business, you tend directly to its every need. This is unsustainable in the long run, so automate what you can.
- Apps such as Calendly allow your clients to schedule with you with a click of a link.
- Task delegation can help as well. If you find your business is beginning to outgrow your time, take it as a sign of progress and delegate!
- Outsourcing to OBMs/Virtual Manager or virtual assistants can expand your plate past what you alone can do.
- Finally, for what you must do on your own, make nonnegotiable self-appointments. If you cannot find the time for it when the task goes on your list, do not expect it to appear later. J. R. R. Tolkien once said, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time given to us.”
When it comes to saving time in your business automate and outsource what you cannot do and put what you can do into a definite schedule. Use what is given wisely. Want to learn more on how you can start releasing more time into your schedule visit us at www.chiefexecutivemgmt.com