Do you ever wonder where your time goes? Doesn’t it seem that time is elusive?
The first place to start is to take a look at how you’re prioritizing. One of the most effective time management tips is in Chapter 14 on Page 118 of my book, Ignite Your Life! How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be:
“An example that I use with clients who are struggling with “finding the time” is to ask them: If they had the life-saving serum that I needed to save my life, and I needed it by 5:00pm that same day, would I be able to count on them to get it to me on or preferably before that time? Without exception, each has readily replied, “Absolutely, you can count on me.” I’m infinitely grateful each time I hear their earnest concern and commitment to keeping me alive, and I challenge them to look at their level of focus and commitment to the accomplishment of their goal, as well as the level of urgency that they’re attributing to it – and to raise the bar.“
When you have something really important to get done, the key is to give yourself permission to allocate and dedicate specific time to that task or goal.
Time management tips: How are you prioritizing your time?
Here’s how to do so:
- Close your door.
- Resist the urge to answer your phone or glance at e-mails every five seconds
- Simply get it done.
Planning is essential!
It’s critical to not be instantly available to others for that defined period of time. Let’s say you dedicate an hour to getting a project done. The next step is to schedule the time to return calls and answer e-mails–either BEFORE or AFTERWARDS—not during!
Time Management Tips is all about managing distractions.
Be passionate and committed about what you say is most important.
If you don’t follow up and follow through with what you say is most important, then you’ll feel like life is happening at you. How to stop this tidal wave is to take charge and CHOOSE how it’s going to go.
Will it work every time? Maybe not, however the more you exercise this muscle—focus, prioritize your time, then do what you say you’re going to do–the more you’ll see how often everyone is cooperating with you!
Rather than getting caught up in the seductive temptation, almost drug-like addiction to responding to whatever pops up and SCREAMS for your attention, use these time management tips, and you’ll be at the helm of your ship, controlling how your time goes.
How great is that?!
Are you tired of never having enough time? At the end of the day do you ever hear yourself say, “Where did the time go and what on earth did I get done?” If you’re ready to have more passion and purpose in your life, click HERE to get your copy of Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be.
To your magnificence!
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Time Managment Tips: How Are You Prioritizing Your Time?