If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked me to help them with time management I’d be able to retire, and I’m not even a little close to retirement. Okay, that’s an exaggeration (the “I’d be able to retire” part) but it highlights an important distinction about time and anybody’s ability to manage it.
Leaders struggling with time management – listen up!
Time is not the issue - it’s you! Take a moment and let it sink in – yes, it’s you, but that’s the best part; this means you are in full control to fix the problem. A simple breakdown of your day includes sleep (6-8 hours), family /personal time (up to you depending your workaholic tendencies), and work/commuting time (8-16 hours). It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that you’ve got plenty of work time and it is the thoughtful configuration of activity within that time which produces the best results.
Work on these 4 things to take control of your schedule.
Important note on setting priorities; find the right balance between….
I commonly refer to this as (a.) working in versus (b.) working on your business. Not enough of the latter sets up an environment for complacency, bottlenecks, and stagnation.
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