Time Management – How to Get Organized
In order to run a successful home business, you need good time management.
Some people think that time management isn’t as important since you are working from home and for yourself, but this is far from the truth.
In order to make sure your life stays in order and your business is being run smoothly, you actually need a firmer grip on your time.
This is because when you work for someone else, you go to work at a certain time, and you leave at a certain time. This does vary, but there are almost always specific parameters that you work within. Outside those, your time is your own.
When you work for yourself, you have to make sure that you are running your business properly, but not allowing it to bleed into every aspect of your life and take over. Anyone who owns a business will tell you that this is completely possible.
But proper time management can make this a non-issue. Time management creates structure and organisation in your life, and there are many methods that you can use in order to give yourself this organisation.
One of the most classic and ever-popular methods is having a day-planner.
There are all different shapes and sizes of planners, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something that works for you and matches your personality. But if you don’t like the idea of carrying around a classic paper planner, there are many other more technological options.
If you have a smart phone you will be able to choose from different applications that will do the same thing a day planner does.
Many people prefer this, at least while they are out and about, because then their phone is a multi-tasker and there is less for them to carry around. Add the in-phone planner to the alarms that you can set to remind you of upcoming tasks, and you have a weapon of time management on your side.
There are also planners and reminders that you can get on your computer if you spend a lot of time at your desk.
But one of the most basic and important time management strategies you can use is simply to set a schedule for yourself.
For some this means starting to work at a certain time or day, and stopping at a certain hour. For others this means setting timers and only working a certain number of hours out of each day.
You will have to determine what the best method is for you. Take into consideration the type of business you are running, where you are running it from, your family’s schedule, and any other commitments you have such as weekly get-togethers or school.
Time management is important for everyone, but it takes on a whole new level when you own a business. Whether you run your business from home or have a store front, work it full time or part time, make a product or just offer a service, you need to make sure that your time is under your control.
Susan Ryder is a trained qualified Careers adviser and Coach, with over 10 years working as an educator. I have been developing a way to combine helping people find full time employment to assisting people in setting up their own businesses.
This new direction shows me that one of the main components of becoming a successful Entrepreneur is a sense of personal worth and positivity (Personal Growth). My aim is to help people become all that they are determined to be, with the help of videos, blog posts and articles, Social networking sites, Coaching, Training and One to One support.
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