Let’s face it; time management is at the heart of all entrepreneurs’. The best you manage your time, the better your business is running. Your business is highly dependant on your time management skills. If you are one of those entrepreneurs that are working ten to twelve hours a day, six days a week, let me tell you that there is another way. You can have the same amount of work done, with less energy wasted.
Let’s work less and earn more.
Are you ready to move from Business Operator to the Business owner?
What is important to you?
A philosophy professor once stood up before his class with a large empty mayonnaise jar. He filled the pot to the top with large rocks and asked his students if the jar was full.
The students said that yes, the jar was indeed full.
He then added small pebbles to the jar and gave the pot a bit of a shake so the stones could disperse themselves among the larger rocks. Then he asked again, “Is the jar full now?”
The students agreed that the jar was still full.
The professor then poured sand into the jar to fill up any remaining space. The students then agreed that the pot was full.
The professor went on to explain that the jar represents everything that is in one’s life.
One common mistake that we make as an entrepreneur is that we act as a firefighter in our business. We try to put out all the fires. We believe that if we succeed to put out all the fires, quickly enough, we can get the upper hand and focusing our energy on something else.
But the reality is quite different, the more fires we put out, the more fires there are, and so on.
Put yourself, FIRST. Make a list of 3 to 5 things you want to achieve, don’t think about how to do it; just think about the outcome.
Plan ahead and pre-decide
If you are like me, another common mistake we make as an entrepreneur, is we do not take actions towards our decisions.
We know what we have to do, but we don’t do it.
Another thing I have learnt from the most successful entrepreneur, is they pre-decide, they pre-decide and plan their days, weeks, months and year way ahead. Because they know what is important to them, so they don’t waste time.
Plan and pre-decide how you are going to fill your agenda.
That might seems strange, and yet, it is one powerful action to take: Dating yourself.
Your business depends on your ability to sell, and you are the image of your business. So if you can’t spend some time with yourself, why someone else would?
Also, spending time with yourself, without any phone or internet, help you release some headspace. More free headspace will lead you to have more ideas.
To conclude, I would summaries it like this :
- Know your 3 or 5 results you want to achieve
- Plan it in your agenda
- Take some time for yourself with yourself.
Let’s make it real,
Let’s move from Business Operator to Business Owner.G.T. Emotional Fitness Trainer