Planner or Spanner?
If you’re anything like us you’ll be thinking where the heck did January go?
If you were one of the many who made New Year’s resolutions around working smarter not harder, we hope that’s going well. If it’s not do you recognise any of these greedy time wasting habits that tend to creep into our working day?
Procrastination - this is real killer when it comes to wasting time. Our quick and easy tip is tell you to Eat Your Frogs first everyday. Your frogs are those tasks you keep putting off like dealing with a difficult email or processing your accounts regularly. Eat a Frog every day and you’ll have so much time on your hands to do all the things you love in your business
Meeting after meeting after meeting - we’re not saying meetings are a bad thing but do you need so many and are the outcomes aligned with your key objectives? The clearer you are around what you need to get out of each meeting and reviewing if they’re adding value is an important part of good time management
Planner or spanner? - having a good, solid plan to follow is great for time management. Breaking that plan into bite-sized daily tasks is even better because it helps you stay focused and energized. So be a planner and don’t let others throw unnecessary spanners in the works.
Note: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy is a great book for simple and effective advice on getting more done.