This is the last in a three-part series on some really great time management tips to help you manage your time, and organize your life.
To view part 1, click this link for What Are Some Really Great Time Management Tips? Pt. 1
To view part 2, click this link for What Are Some Really Great Time Management Tips? Pt. 2
What are some really great time management tips? Pt. 3
1. Organize your office–especially your desk.
Are you wasting time looking for stuff? Do you find yourself rifling through stacks of papers looking for that one document or piece of paper that you wrote a note to yourself on? Are you wading through masses of e-mails in your inbox?
If any of this is hitting a nerve end for you, it’s time to take matters into your own hands and do something about it!
Start with one stack of papers or one corner of your office and take it step by step, inch by inch, stack by stack and gradually clear the clutter.
You will feel physically lighter as you see the progress that you’re making, and of course you’ll be able to find everything because it will now be right at hand.
2. Learn to say no.
Do you find yourself having a hard time saying no to people? In other words, are you somewhat of a people pleaser?
What impact is that having on your day? Even though you start off the day with great intentions to get specific tasks done, are you finding that you get off track almost every day, and it’s driving you CRAZY?
If this resonates for you, what’s really important is to find creative ways to say NO.
It doesn’t have to be hostile or riddled with conflict. In fact, it can be very simple. For example, if an employee is looking for your help with a project you could say, “This isn’t an ideal for time right now,” then check your calendar and add, “How about this afternoon at 2:00?”
If they want to give you paperwork, create a system so that only the most urgent gets your immediate attention. Create an ‘in basket’ for things that can wait until later.
In other words, really take charge, be creative, and be collaborative, but resist the urge to saying yes to absolutely everything. At the end of the day, you’ll eliminate frustration, be much more efficient, and be much happier!
3. Learn the power of delegation.
It’s incredibly powerful to delegate to others as much as you possibly can–especially what you’re not great at, or what you’d rather not be doing. If you have team members around you who you’ve chosen because they’re willing to do whatever it takes to be helpful and collaborative, then this absolutely will not be an issue.
Pick the person who is best suited for whatever it is you want to delegate and then enroll them in helping you to take care of these tasks. Since you’re the business owner and team leader, it’s probably better you’re not doing these things anyway!
Very often, you’ll take on tasks that are familiar and that are easy to do, rather than delegating them and then using your time and your skills and talents where they’re best utilized. In other words, what the company really needs is you as a business owner—the visionary and the leader. So, the more you can delegate out to your team members, the better it will be for your business.
Remember to delegate absolutely everything you can!
Use these great time management tips, and watch how your business turns around!
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