I came across one post in the coaching groups that I am in and it says something like this, “If you can have one thing right now, what would it be?”
It’s not quite surprising to me that almost 60% of the respondents answered, “Time”.
We were given the same amount of hours every day. Are you using your time wisely?
Here are some hacks that worked for me and I’d like to share it with you.
I plan my day as soon as I wake up. My morning habit is this: I pray, journal, read a chapter of a book I’m reading at that time, and write all my client tasks and business tasks. Writing everything down will help you clear your mind on what you need to focus on for the day.
Have you read Gary Keller’s One Thing? This book changed my whole idea of multitasking and creating balance.
One mind-blowing question in this book is,
“What is the one thing that I could do such as that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
Well, you can tell yourself,
“What’s the one thing I can do to improve my relationship with my spouse?”
“What’s the one thing I can do to ensure that I hit my goals for the month?”
“What’s the one thing I can do to improve my product or service?”
“What’s the one thing I can do to improve my cash flow?”
Being focused on one thing will make things easier for you.
Clarify the big areas of your life and drill down until you get to that one thing that will help you reach your goals.
2.Blocking Your Schedule
After you wrote down all your tasks for the day and decide on which is the most important, it’s time to block out time on when you can tackle them for the day.
Schedule your most important task first (The one thing, remember?).
Believe me that once this is completed, you can breathe easier and all the other tasks seem easy as pie.
3.Eliminate, Delegate, Automate
Which of these tasks consume most of your time?
Which of these tasks do not belong to your zone of genius?
Which of these tasks do not contribute to growing your business and you can eliminate?
Do you spend all your time managing your inbox, answering customer queries, or maybe organizing your calendar appointments?
Perhaps, you can delegate these time-consuming tasks to an assistant.
“Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined. Otherwise, you waste someone else’s time instead of your own, which now wastes your hard-earned cash. How’s that for incentive to be effective and efficient?” Tim Ferriss, 4 Hr Workweek
4.Be Intentional and Strategic in Social Media
As an online entrepreneur, social media is an effective channel to reach out to more people to be able to grow our business. But how much time do you need to spend on social media every day?
If you spend hours scrolling up and down your feed, lurking in groups, or basically just reading every single post – this is not the best idea.
Schedule an hour or two of your day (when your audience is mostly online) when you can post and engage with your ideal audience.
Don’t check your notifications every single minute lol! (Been guilty of this before!)
Give value and tell them how your services can help them solve their problems.
To better make use of your time, create content in advance. If you can do it 90 days ahead, even better!
You don’t need to be on every social media channel, just choose two which works best for your type of business.
I hope that you will apply these tips and find yourself even more productive as you grow your business.
Still feeling overwhelmed? I created a weekly planning scheduler that you can use to optimize your daily schedule.
Download it below.