HOW TO SLAY YOUR TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND GET THAT COMPETITIVE EDGE

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Is time management a skill or do I have none? Here are the secrets you need to know.

ARE YOU EASILY DISTRACTED?

Truth is, most people are good intentioned.

They truly mean to get to it, but never do.

They are good intentioned to achieving their goals or tasks but easily distracted.

Squirrel syndrome. You are constantly distracted by “shiny” objects and suddenly you feel like you are in a million different places trying to do a million things at the same time.

Ever get to the end of the day and say to yourself, I just wanted to get this one thing done and never got to it?

It is like Michael Hyatt always says “Most people spend more time planning a one-week vacation than they spend planning their life.” 

Yup. Happens to us all.

HOW TO FOCUS

Ok first, let’s make sure we are all on the same page.

If you are saying to yourself, I cannot manage my time, good news.

Time management is a skill and all you have to do is develop it.

Now, let’s take a roll call of all your tasks and to-do lists.

Get a paper and write them all down. I mean everything. Brain dump every little thing that is on your list and get it on paper.

Now pick the top 3.

What are your most important tasks this week?

Put the rest of the list away.

Make time for what matters! printed on an old typewriter

HOW TO ACTUALLY GET THINGS DONE AND PERFECT YOUR TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, so how do you actually get things done or reach a goal?

First, I want you to print out an hourly calendar for the week.

Block off the most important things. Time with family, work obligations, self-care.

You can do this both for personal and professional goals.

Now when you allocate your time appropriately you will find actually how much time you waste in the process of trying to get something actually done.

For example, when you block off an hour to focus on something in particular, do you find yourself checking emails.

Are you really focusing on that one thing or are you distracted by many things?

Turn the notifications off on your phone, yes all of them, and set a timer.

When you look at an hourly calendar you also realize how many hours they're actually are in a day.

You see where you can be more efficient with your time.

You can prioritize the things that matter most and pencil in your top 3 priorities.

Then repeat once those three priorities are done.

Remember, everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, so how you actually get things done or reach a goal, is ultimately determined by how you prioritize your time effectively.

No superhuman superpowers are involved. Just a pencil, a piece of paper, and a goal.

You have everything it takes and everything you need to achieve all you ever wanted.

What are your biggest time management drainers? As always the best conversations happen in the comments below so leave one now.

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