If I ask you what the most valuable resource to any entrepreneur is, your first thought might be money. But the truth is, time is the most valuable resource. And this applies not only to entrepreneurs, but all of humankind.
Think about it: you can always earn more money. But time is time, there’s no way to get more of it.
Or is there? Today, I’m going to offer you four scheduling hacks to help you do more in less time. So while I can’t actually add any hours to the clock, I can at least help you get more done in those hours!
Try implementing these scheduling hacks into your life (and your business!) and see what they can do for you.
If you’ve been on my blog before, this one might not surprise you. My first tip is to focus on one thing at a time. As simple as that may sound, it’s more challenging than ever in a world with constant distractions.
Rather than spending four hours trying to get four things done, you’ll often find a single 20-minute chunk of time intently focused on one thing can be all it takes to cross that item off that list.
Complete each task on its own, and by the end, you’ll realize you shaved a lot of time off of what you would spend multitasking on your to-do list.
The word ruthless gets a bad rap. But in this case, we’re talking about setting boundaries and ruthlessly adhering to them. Time is one of those particularly sensitive boundaries that can be tough to set.
Please take a look at this post next to learn about being ruthless (lovingly) with time management: Time Management: How to Align Your Values AND Your Schedule.
If there’s something you put off doing each week, try getting it out of the way first thing rather than focusing all week on how much you don’t want to do it. Often, you’ll find you stretch out other tasks just to avoid getting to the point of no return when you need to finally face that task.
Challenge: Schedule that task for first thing next Monday morning. Then, enjoy the rest of your week knowing it’s out of the way!
Bonus Challenge: If this is a task that can be delegated or outsourced, I also invite you to look into that this week. Look for a way to get these tasks taken care of so you can instead focus on your areas of genius and the tasks you look forward to.
If you have a friend or mentor who is looking for the same help with their schedule, consider teaming up with them each week for a productivity block. Even if it’s virtual, you can book this time together to both focus on getting things done. Knowing the other person is doing the same thing and occasionally checking in with one another as you go can give your productivity a big boost.
This added accountability can also come from a business coach. These scheduling hacks are just the tip of the iceberg and I can’t wait to share even more of them with you! Let’s connect if you’re looking to get more out of your life and your business.
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