New Mexico small business owners often feel buried and overwhelmed. You’re plugging away alongside your employees just to get the daily work done. You can never seem to get through your day’s to-do list, so there never seems to be time to plan for farther down the road let alone enjoy a free minute.
But feeling overworked and pining for the days you had a personal life don’t have to be your reality. The business coaches at Action Coach can teach you time management strategies that help you get the most out of your work day and leave time for playtime.
Keys to Effective Time Management
A lot of issues arise each working day. Not all of them need to be dealt with immediately. The first step towards time management is understanding time quadrants. You want to focus the majority of your time and attention in “The Zone” to reduce stressful demands and keep distractions and delusions from infringing on your free time.
The next step towards effective time management is practicing the 3 keys:
- Priorities—knowing what needs to be on top of your “to do” list
- Discipline—sticking to your priorities and preventing or avoiding distractions
- Focus—effectively and efficiently working towards crossing priority items off your list
Your personal Action Coach coach will help you define your priorities by defining your goals. You will also learn strategies like developing a default calendar to help you minimize distractions and effectively work through your daily tasks.
The Rewards of Time Management
The goal of time management isn’t just to squeeze more work into your day. The goal is to better prioritize and manage your workload so that you are free to enjoy personal time! Action Coach coaches don’t underestimate the value of free time to your personal well-being or your working productivity. That’s why we help you work personal time goals into your time management plan.