Have you ever felt like you went all day feeling like you were working hard, only by the end of the day, somehow, nothing is done?
All of a sudden, you open up Facebook only to find it’s 2 hours later and you missed your design window or your time to focus on Press Pitches or Marketing.
Trust me, I know first hand how easy it is to end the day not feeling very productive or like I got the most out of my day.
Because as jewelry entrepreneurs and business owners, we have to wear so many hats and it’s easy to get off track. Plus, you might find it difficult to balance the things you LOVE doing vs. the priorities that need to get done daily to move your business forward.
The truth is that it’s easy to get side-railed when you don’t have a plan or a strategy in place every day to make sure you are focusing on the RIGHT things to move your business forward.
The solution? Love it or hate it, time management is the one skill that will always keep your head over water and grow your business.
On today’s podcast, I’ll be sharing all of my favorite Time Optimization Strategies that I’ve picked up over the years that have allowed me to build two businesses simultaneously and efficiently.
I can’t wait to share then with you!
#1 Identify Your Highest Leverage
The first step in maximizing your time is to identify your most highly-leveraged activities. Take a moment to think about everything that you do during your workday: Surely, there are going to be some tasks that stick out to you as “$5.00 an hour” tasks, and some that you feel are worth $500+ an hour.
As I talk more about in the podcast (above), tasks with a lower price tag can be easily outsourced, eventually giving you more time to focus on the tasks that impact your business the most.
#2 Schedule Those Activities Into Your Calendar
Next, you’ll want to start scheduling your most important tasks into your day. This can include all your most highly leveraged activities, such as sales, marketing, collection development, PR outreach, etc.
In case you haven’t noticed, Flourish & Thrive Academy is a HUGE advocate of calendars and agendas of all forms. It’s no surprise that we recommend marking your most-used calendar, whether physical or digital, to plan out your work week. Be sure assign different activities for each day of the week, and to block time out during your day where you can have zero distractions.
#3 Increase Daily Productivity with Time Blocking
As business owners, it’s technically our job to focus on tasks that bring the most money. While we all know that’s easier said than done, I’ve found that time blocking has actually been my saving grace of time optimization tools.
“Time blocking” is my term for dedicating or ‘blocking out’ hours of my day to concentrate on specific activities that are highly leveraged and revenue generating. Whether you’re a morning person or crank into full gear by noon, I always recommend that you block out a time in your day when you know you’ll be the most productive.
Discover the rest of my time optimization tools and strategies in the podcast above!
Also… during the podcast, we mentioned a great FREE resource for busy jewelry business owners.
Seriously, getting the most bang out of your day is going to be a game changer. Trust me!
So we’d love to hear how you manage and optimize your time! In the comments below, make sure you answer the following questions:
- What are your favorite strategies to optimize your time?
- What is the ONE strategy you are going to implement today?
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