Are You Starved For Time? 4 Highly Effective Time Management Strategies For Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur or business owner, you’re always starved for time. There never is enough time to get to all that’s on your plate.

You always find yourself lagging behind on your projects and find yourself missing out on important opportunities. With frustration, you begin to ask yourself, “Isn’t there an easier way to deal with all this?”

You compare yourself to your friends and family members who seem to have time for everything – work, exercise, family and travel.

They enjoy life… but you don’t.

They have lots of time… and you’re starved for time.

As an entrepreneur, I have come to the conclusion that there are many opportunities that we can pursue. And each of these opportunities requires a significant time investment.

Pursuing these opportunities successfully would mean more money in your pocket. But before you can pursue these opportunities, your time tends to run out.

If you’re in such a situation right now, don’t despair. Just like you, I searched for a solution that will allow me to effectively capitalize on all the opportunities before me while at the same time having more time for friends and family…

Through rigorous trial and error, I’ve found 4 simple time management strategies which when used can double or even triple your productivity and put more money in your pocket…

Learn to Live In The Now:

Many entrepreneurs that I meet have a tendency to either brood over the past or day dream (or worry) about the future. Most of their working day is spent thinking about either their past (setbacks, failures) or the future (possible outcomes, opportunities, challenges).

Even though being future focussed is an essential trait that every entrepreneur needs to have to succeed, it doesn’t do any good without action. Without consistent action day after day, you wouldn’t be able to progress towards your goals.

Drop the past right out of your head. Take a piece of paper and write down, “What can I learn from this incident (in your past)”?

And then move on. Think about the future and the goals you want your business to accomplish. Spend a couple of minutes envisioning the future of your organization 3 – 5 years from now and then get to the present.

Pay attention to the present moment. Find out what you can do in the present moment that will help you get closer to your future vision and start focussing on the present.

Value Every Second Of Your Life:

Almost each and every one of us, from President Barack Obama to the Vagabond  on the next street has been given only 84600 seconds a day. When you begin each day, you have 84600 seconds in your account and it all comes down to how you use these seconds.

Do you use all this time to perform productive activities that will make a difference or do you spend all of your time doing destructive activities?

Think deeply… Anything that’s productive and valuable will have an impact on your future (3, 5 or 10 years from now). Unimportant activities will only have an impact on the present or the immediate present.

The more time you spend doing activities that will impact your future, the more productive you are. Because in no time at all, your future will become the present and you’ll be living the life you’ve always wanted to live.

The Magic Wand Of Organization:

If there’s one thing that you could do each day that will increase your productivity by at least 25%, it’s planning and organization.

Most entrepreneurs choose to go with the flow or plan things partially when they begin their day. They don’t get much done and find themselves frustrated towards the end of the day.

… And this is where planning becomes crucial. Planning and organizing your day enables you to focus on productive activities and also handle the chaos that bombards you later in the day.

Turn this into a habit. Spend 15 minutes each and every morning planning and organizing the list of things that you want to accomplish. Once you’ve written down what you want to accomplish, spend a couple of minutes visualizing completion of all these tasks and activities.

Look After Yourself:

When you begin to embark on activities that improve your overall sense of well-being such as exercising, eating healthy, meditation, and yoga and so on, you are actually internally rewiring yourself to value time more.

People who value their body and peace of mind tend to be far more productive than others. They spend less time at work but they ensure that each minute they spend is quality time and get a lot more accomplished than others.

If you’re really serious about taking your business to the next level, learn to first honour your body. Your body is like a temple. Treat it with respect and take care of it.

Do what you have to do to become healthy. There is a direct correlation between health both Emotionally/Physically  and high performance.

If you’re an entrepreneur or executive who’s been struggling to increase productivity and capitalize opportunities, go here right now…

I will personally help you create a long-term vision for yourself and hold you accountable so you can increase your productivity and make powerful changes in the shortest time possible.

Besides working with clients 1 on 1, I also engage with corporate teams through my Group Coaching Sessions. Through these sessions, your team will be able to…

  • Utilize their time more efficiently
  • Be more productive
  • Ensure holistic work-life balance

Are you an Executive who’s struggling to improve your team’s productivity? Then go here right now to get in touch with me…

Yours Sincerely,

Satish Rao

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