” I have certainly spent more time learning since leaving school. The difference is, now it is things I want to learn about, or to further my own skills to directly help myself or my business – and hopefully others too through what I have learnt. “
I knew if I was going to continue then I needed to add it into a part of my day when I was good at routine – first thing in the morning. If I left it until later I would find a host of reasons not to bother.
‘It reminded me of what a good system I have now and how I wouldn’t change. It’s about personal preference, and finding what works for you. What works for you might not work for someone else’.
Plenty of tips and methods to improve your own productivity using technology and simple changes in your day. Well worth a listen.
If your Desire figure is £5000, but your industry only fits £25 per hour, then are you going to be able to work 50 billable hours per week plus admin time and get that number of clients? Does your business model fit the lifestyle you want to achieve?
Time has a way of filling itself. It would be a very rare occasion that you would get everything done and suddenly find you didn’t have anything to do for an hour, or wondered how to fill a few days.
It is important to give things the right priority. Most things that come up during your day are merely distractions to your schedule and not true emergencies that should be acted on immediately. By using the ‘Do it tomorrow’ method you will always be working on scheduled and current work, creating a positive feeling of control and calm. A much better way to spend your time.
Stop running at full speed on all those thoughts spinning through your head. It is not the best, or swiftest, way to what you want. That comes with a focus of knowing what you want to achieve and the most effective way to do so. The rest is just noise clouding your thoughts.
So how do I use my time when travelling around the glorious Kent countryside, to get added development in my day? – Why I find a good lay-by.
I have a great way to help improve my skills, that are inspirational, and have a good level of humour to boost an otherwise mundane commute.
Find a selection of suggestions at the end of this post.
If you are spending 20 mins deciding on what take away to eat and then where, that’s time that could be better spent enjoying the things you aren’t getting around to.
However, if it’s a major decision, then take the time to consider things properly. Get the facts (not your assumptions of what might happen) and be in a better position to make the decision. Don’t just sit on it and worry.
As business owners, there is always a list of things to be done – some are large projects, other’s small one-off tasks. Together they can all feel a little overwhelming at times, and when faced with the day ahead, you can end up feeling – ‘So what do I start with?’
There is one over-riding fact – we could do with more money.
Continue reading “The quickest way to the money”
It might be a task you ‘think’ is going to take ages. In your mind it is going to take at least half a day – and when are you going to get that much free time to start it!
Perhaps it is something you don’t enjoy doing, so you procrastinate over it for a few days, or even a few weeks.
Maybe it is a task you are not sure you have the skill to do well, or the perfectionist in you assumes it won’t be good enough.
Perhaps it is a roller-coaster cash flow that you are trying to deal with, or too many tasks and not knowing which is best to focus on. Perhaps it is a supplier problem, or staffing issue. Perhaps you just feel as if you are running on a treadmill and not getting anywhere.
You may think you are alone, but you needn’t be.