Schedule: Improves Your Time Management

Schedule will help manage your timeToday I would like to tell you about one little change I made that increased my productivity ten fold. I made a schedule.

Yep, by simply planning out my day I started getting a great deal more work done. I wrote about this a bit in my investment article.

If you’re a full timer like me then you have a lot of free time on your hands. Your life is your own. That is why I am an entrepreneur. My challenge is that along with the love of freedom as an entrepreneur, I also have the attention of a balloon artist. Which as you can guess is very minimal.

I’ve wasted a lot of time. I used to wake up after noon everyday. I spent ten hours a day watching television. Pretty much it was the definition of a wasted life.

Sure, I planned to read and market, but I never seem to have the time. Hmm what a stupid excuse.

Then I started making a schedule. I made minor changes that created huge response.

First, I started setting an alarm. I hate alarm clocks. I find them to be one of the most annoying parts of life, but at least for this season of life they are necessity.

Second, I made a daily to do list. I included time for reading, marketing, play, and eating.

Third, I ordered that list from the alarm went off until that evening. Sometimes I even order it until I want to go to bed.

Fourth, I stuck to the list.

It wasn’t and still isn’t easy and I am very flexible with my list. I move things around and randomly go to lunch with people all the time. It is not a strict box, but rather a frame work to keep me in the bounds I set for life

A couple other tips to help you be productive:

  1. Instead of just a list create action cards. Order them in importance. Enjoy tearing them to shreds when you complete that task.
  2. Use an egg timer for different projects. If you want to check e-mail set it for five minutes and when it goes off move to your next task.

I hope you find this helpful and that it will increase your productivity and your quality of life.


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