When you are organized, that will help you achieve your goals in a timely manner. You need to organize your tasks so you will know what needs to be accomplished and when they need to be accomplished. No business owner should be without a daily planner.
You have probably used various kinds of planning tools before, including a daily or weekly planner, a month-at-a-glance planner, and so on. It is important to keep in mind that the purpose of scheduling is not to enslave you to your planner, but rather to record your decisions about when certain things should happen.
Your planner should include your schedule for client time, marketing time, social events, meetings, exercise time, and any other time necessary to achieve your goals. Keep the planner with through out the day and note all projects or tasks that come up along with the due dates of those assignments. Check them off as you complete them so you know where you are at all times with your projects.
Refer to your planner often – multiple times a day. Make this a regular part of your routine. When you get up in the morning, look at your planner to see what needs to be done for that day.
If you have an appointment, be sure to include a phone number next to the notation in case you have to cancel or change times.
Use a highlighter. Color-coding can help differentiate between appointments and work. For example, highlight in blue your client appointments, yellow for projects and tasks, and green for everything else. The key here is easy recognition. When you open your planner, you can easily see what needs to be done.
Tomorrow we’ll be discussing a little about “Time Management 101”.
hey, I’m Kim + I am ridiculously passionate about helping you to work smarter and not harder + to realize how freaking amazing you actually are, exactly as you are and how easy business really can be when you are in alignment + simplify + add systems to organize your business + plan your business growth. I’ve been geeking out about online business, online marketing + systems + personal development + all that stuff since I created my first business back in 2006 + sold it.
This whole business owner thing is not for the faint of heart, there is a reason why most businesses fail!
While the road to burnout doesn’t look the same for everyone on it there are some similarities you typically experience on this path!
- You’re always in the weeds of your business
- You don’t have efficient systems and processes (or maybe none at all)
- You aren’t delegating effectively
- You can’t take time off
- You’re trying to do too many things at once + wearing all the hats
It’s exhausting just thinking about it! But there’s a way off the hamster wheel!
If you’re overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, and worried that if you take time off the bottom will fall out from beneath you and your business will fall apart.
Then, you are in the right place my friend, been there, done that, got the tee-shirt and I’d love to support you in ending the cycle!