Time Management

Last Update: January 11, 2016

When I find myself totally overwhelmed and at times, frazzled with tasks, studies, obligations, etc.... It's time to compartmentalize! It's easier said than done, but I must do it in order to reach either my short and long term goals. Since my original plan was to set aside 6 hours/day for the business, this is what I have to do:

One hour responding to comments, follows, reading relevant posts from members of my network, adding "new follows", etc.

Three hours for training, studying, reviewing (going over what I didn't quite grasp the first time) and really do my best for a total recall!

2-3 hours for implementing: Website development, keyword research, content writing, research, research, research!!

This may not be realistic or doable for some or even me..... But writing down a list on what you want to accomplish that day surely helps!

Distractions are always tempting and always present; think or look at that image where you want to be in a given time.....

This allocation of time will change once I got the "hang of things". The training will be over but the learning will not!

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ricardo1 Premium
Bernie, your plan will work for you when you have the discipline to follow it through. Even while I'm still working my full time job, my schedule for WA always stays the same to accomplish my goal to retire. Your plan will work, but it's a process to stay with it, and you will.
BBR913 Premium
Thank you, Ricardo... I have to stay with it.... :)
felixwebman Premium
I love the thought process here! This is pretty much my 2016 focus... time management and focus. Thanks for sharing!
gappleby Premium
Very cool approach. I like the fact that you've not just assigned time to work on your business, but actually broken that time into key tasks.

"Working on my business" can mean a lot of things, and it's so easy to do the wrong things. Maybe spend too much time on things we enjoy and too little time on the things that are not in our comfort zone.

I use e.ggtimer dot com for my time blocks. This really helps. Otherwise, I quit too soon, pass my time deadline at the expense of the next "block", or try to to multiple things, switching back and forth, thus losing focus. These hard deadlines, with an alarm going off when it's time to switch tasks, has been the best productivity hack I've ever used.

BTW, I used to use an egg timer from the dollar store. Worked great, except the grandkids loved to wind them backwards or hide them, so I was constantly coming up with missing or broken timers.

As to whether your plan is doable, time will tell. The cool thing is that you're taking action, which means you can adjust as you go. It's kind of hard to correct course while you're standing still :-).

Good luck to you,

BBR913 Premium
Thank you, Gordon..... This is a slow but steady process for me.....I will get there....
MommyofNine Premium
Oh my...time mngmt is NOT my strong point. Thank you for the suggestions, they help. I don't get near 6hrs, but I can still use the tip. May we all get to where we aspire to be ( :
KerryF Premium
Great advice. It is surely temptin to keep following, reading and responding. In my experience, you should get the tasks that you find hardest out of the way first. As Bryan Tracy put it, eat that frog...do the thing you hate first and you will always feel like your day has been productive. :-)