What if you had an extra hour a day starting tomorrow?
That’s 5 hours per week, or more than a half-day off. Imagine closing up shop at 11am every Friday without worrying about all the stuff that didn’t get done.
Guess what? Totally doable!
Just implement these solutions and enjoy that free time you just earned! 🙌💖
When you aren't organized, things get lost, messages are forgotten (or never received) and balls are dropped. Not to mention all the time you spend endlessly searching for that one thing you need and the frustration that not being organized is causing!
Do you find yourself reinventing the wheel every time you have to reply to an inquiry email, send out a newsletter, or upload a video to your blog? Take 5 minutes and document the steps, then next time you have to do it (or better yet, when you hand it off to a VA) you’ll be able to quickly work out what needs to happen. There will be fewer mistakes, and the work will get done faster. Take it a step further by creating automations if possible! For example, using canned responses in gmail!
Use time blocking.
Get out your calendar and start making appointments with yourself. Decide when you’ll check email and when you’ll work on client projects, then stick to the schedule. These self-imposed deadlines will not only force you to get the work done, but they’ll help keep you focused, so rather than wasting time on Facebook, you’ll be working on your business. (And when you're on Facebook for business having this time limit will help keep you on task instead of lost in the scroll!) This is also very handy when unplanned things come up! You can see the tasks on the schedule so you can effectively decide if you have time or not versus just having a todo list and guessing if you'll still have enough time to make it all happen!
The best part...all of these can be set up in an afternoon! It may take a little longer than you'd like at first, but the time that save you when you use them consistently is game changing. An hour a day is just the beginning, learning to work smarter not harder can save you DAYS of work in the long run-- but you have to take action. You have to put in the work first. Then, you’ll wonder how you ever managed before you did these things to improve your business and get back part of your life! 🙌💕
Do you struggle with how to implement these solutions?
(Let me know so I can help!)
Do you have any little "hacks" you use to save time?
Share with us! 📲 💖