I stay pretty busy throughout my day, so being efficient is important. In this video, I cover a few tips to help you keep your blog writing quick and concise so you can focus on other parts of your business as well.
How can you simplify? Let’s talk about it – I could use more ideas.
There’s a lot to do in a business, whether you’re starting one, reorganizing or trying to become more efficient. I often suggest my clients track their time on a simple spreadsheet to see how they’re using the time they have. After all, we all have only 168 hours per week. No more, no less. Becoming efficient is the key for a successful business.
I just stumbled on this good looking tool called toggl. It helps you track how you’re spending your time and looks pretty easy to use. Check it out and let me know if you like.
Do you have other suggestions? Leave them in the comments.
If you haven’t found yourself utter the phrase “I wish I had more hours in the day” before, I bet you’ve at least heard someone else say it. If you had more time, I bet you could clean the garage and the bathroom, launch the business you’ve been dreaming about, and maybe, if there’s a small amount of time left in the evening, find a solution for world hunger.
I’d like to be bold and propose an easy solution.
If you spend 3 hours per day watching TV (the average American spends 2.7 hours), that adds up to 1,095 hours per year. If you spend eight hours sleeping each day, you’ll spend 45 days each year doing nothing but watching TV. There seems to be a disconnect happening in our culture. Many people want to make a difference but aren’t doing a thing to make it happen.
So, now that you have all this new found time freedom, what do you do? My friend Dan Miller has some great suggestions in his book No More Mondays. Among them:
Listen to training CDs
Spend thirty minutes each day reflecting and learning
Just like when you free up money in your budget by cutting expenses, if you don’t reallocate your time to another area, your effort will be lost.
“Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.