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Are You Too Busy & Wish You Had More Time?
Are You Too Busy & Wish You Had More Time? Time really is a dilemma for all of us because so many of us are too busy. And there's too much going on. They key here is to stop for a short while and really think over your priorities. Then really organize your time and be sure you're focusing on the things that will really pay off for your business. Here's what I do. I was in the same situation myself. Now I organize my time so that I have certain times that I call 'focus time' and I'm really focused on the job at hand. For example, writing, creating new products or copy for my website. These 'Focus Times' are times of one to two hours when I cannot be interrupted. No phone, no E-Mail, nothing. You may find that it works best for you to schedule one hour at a time for your Focus Times. Plan this time when you're at your best. For example, if you're a morning person, schedule your Focus Time during a morning. If you're not a morning person, schedule the time in the afternoon.
Other times during my week are scheduled for what I call 'Flexible Time'. That's time for appointments, calls, meetings, managing, catching up or following up on opportunities. Flexible time doesn't take as much concentration as Focus Time. It works best if you spend a half hour or 1 hour doing one thing such as phone calls rather than doing one call, then writing your ezine, then a meeting, etc. Spend enough time to get something finished or mostly finished. I get a lot of things done that way.
I also schedule what I call 'Choice Time' which is where I choose what to do and what to focus on. For example, a new opportunity may have come up that I wasn't anticipating. I take some of my Choice Time to follow up on that opportunity. It is also a good time to go for a walk or spend time with family or friends and recharge yourself. Sometimes for me it's also developing a new idea or reading something inspirational and motivational. If you've been working on a big project for a client, or finishing up your own information product, give yourself the gift of your Choice Time to take a break. Call a friend you haven't seen in a while and get together for lunch. Or take a mini-vacation.
Also, a quick note here, you don't have to do it all yourself. There's technology that can help. For example, if you're not writing your book or creating products because it's not easy for you to sit down and write you can either hire a writer or record what you want to say into the phone and have it transcribed. Then you have a document to edit and finish up without spending your time or effort writing. It's off your back and underway at the same time, sort of like producing a product while you sleep.
About the Author:
Jan Wallen works with companies that want significant sales results. Jan is action- and results-oriented. Once you start working together, she is 100% committed to significant sales results for you. To learn more, call (646) 485-4059 or go to www.janwallen.com
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