Dec 21, 2020
One of the interesting benefits I experienced from the prolonged lockdowns during 2020 was that I’ve been working more efficiently.
Prior to COVID-19, I worked from home one or two days a week and from the office the other days. But interestingly, working from home full time made me much more efficient with my use of time.
So, how do you make the most use of your time? How do you make sure you’re working most efficiently?
That’s the topic of discussion today in my monthly Build a Business, Not a Job podcast with Mark Creedon.
But even if you’re not in business, and even if you’re not a professional, this podcast is going to be valuable, because for most of us, it seems there’s never enough time in a day.
However, we’ve all got the same 24 hours to accomplish a task, and some of us seem to be exceptionally good at it, while others seem to struggle meeting their deadlines.
So, my question is, why are some people so much more efficient at using their time than others? And the answer lies in time management.
Today, I’m going to share with you how successful people manage their time, so you can make the best use of yours.
We all have the same amount of time but some of us squander it, waste it, don’t use it efficiently, so my aim today is that at the end of this podcast that you’ll be able to see how much time you have in the day and you’ll find something in that will help you get more out of your day.
#1 Time is your most valuable and scarcest resource
#2 Identify your most important task (MIT) and do it first.
#3 Work from your calendar – not a to do list
#4 There will always be more to dos
#5 Always carry a notebook
#6 Control your inbox
#7 Schedule and attend meetings as a last resort
#8 Say no to everything that doesn’t support your immediate goals.
#9 Follow the Powerful Pareto Principle
#10 Focus on your unique strengths and passions
#11 Batch your work
#12 If you can do a task in less than five minutes do it immediately
#13 Productivity is about energy and focus, not time
Links and Resources:
Why not join Metropole’s Business Accelerator Mastermind
Learn more about Mark Creedon – Business Coach to some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs
Some of our favourite quotes from the show:
“We’ve all got the same 1440 minutes every day.” – Michael Yardney
“You don’t get most of the things on your to-do list done. You never do.” – Michael Yardney
“Be careful about what you accept.” – Michael Yardney
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