We all struggle with trying to fit everything into one day. There are only 24 hours in a day yet, we seem to think if we just had one more hour we could get so much done. The problem is, that one more hour will never be enough. We will always want one more hour. So what are we left with? We are left with figuring out best practices and time saving tips to manage our 24 hour days.
Chalene Johnson did a Periscope with her husband awhile back on housekeeping and how you need to hire a house keeper. The message was very clear and has stuck with me ever since. The Johnson’s flipped the way we are all programed to think. Typically, we end up doing more than we should because we are capable of doing it. We think, why pay someone else to do this if I can do it? The problem is, we are not saving money. We are losing money. If we are spending time doing all these things we are not interested in or love to do then we are wasting time and money.
Think about it this way, if you hate cleaning the house because you rather be getting paid $75 an hour to work with a client yet, you still do it because you don’t want to pay $25 an hour for someone else to clean. An other example, I can walk my dogs for an hour each day and save money. Or I could pay someone who loves to walk dogs $25 an hour so I could work with a client and make $75 an hour. Don’t get me wrong, I love my dogs and walking them brings balance to my life. However, a couple times a week it would be nice for someone else to take them and for them to be around other dogs. Below are 4 time-saving tips that you can apply today.
Stop doing everything. Multitasking won’t help you when you only give a few minutes here and there to a project. Try going into airplane mode to really start or complete a project.
You can’t do everything and even if you think you can you shouldn’t. While it may be hard to give something up and rely on others you need to delegate. Delegating will not only benefit you but also your team.
I live by the calendar as I’m sure most of you do too! If it’s not in the calendar it’s not happening as far as I’m concerned. Schedule it to keep you accountable.
Keep this in mind. What are you trying to achieve? Without a purpose, your work will most likely miss its mark.