Discover 3 quick and easy steps to master marketing management
Time management is one of the least mastered and most sought-after skills in the modern, fast-paced world. Time management really is critical to success, doing whatever you want to, and achieving ultimate success.
What do you need to do to double your time management ability?
Do these things now:
1) Get rid of the time wasters in your life. Time wasters are things that interrupt you as you spend time doing, but that you would not have chosen to do under choice. Eliminating wasted time is critical to time management:
Email – If you spend more than 30 minutes a day emailing (unless this is your job) you are spending a lot!
Phone – If you answer the phone directly more than 5 times a day during your productive time (work, work at home, etc.) you are sacrificing time management and efficiency. When you answer the phone, you are interrupting your current production flow and this is killing your productivity.
TV – This should be a limitation for you to gain absolute control over your time. My advice is 30 minutes a day, especially if you don’t get all the things you need or want done.
2) Make a list of the things that are really important in your life and just start doing the things on your list. One of the keys to time management is prioritizing – you should definitely know what you want to achieve and then go ahead to do it. In today’s world there are a lot of distractions and when you prioritize these distractions, you sacrifice time management. Follow these steps:
List what you want to achieve
Determine time frames for completion of each item
Organize each item in order of importance
Create a game plan to achieve each of your goals in its own time frame
3) Start focusing on time management throughout the day. Your constant focus should be on managing your time. Once you have identified your goals and priorities, start focusing simply on getting these things done. If something isn’t on your list of goals for the week, don’t do it until you’ve achieved all of your goals. When you prioritize every interruption that occurs and finally set your goals, you will not achieve your goals. Instead, you’ll be a slave (as you probably are now) to interruptions and may feel like you’re not getting enough.