Time Management for Maximum Performance
Several of my articles have focused on the importance of developing a customer and prospect database, a communication strategy and executing that plan. I will periodically remind you of the extreme importance of doing this and how that one area of your business will result in extraordinary profits.
This article is about your daily task list. I fined tuned my approach to my list during my completion of Dan Kennedy’s course on time management. Essentially this process is the same one that you should use for your business. The steps include defining your overall strategy of what it is you want to accomplish, assign a time-line to that strategy and then bring it back to what you have to do today to achieve your objective.
Since everyone has responsibilities outside of their career, this process should be extended to the spiritual and personal dimensions of your life. Achieving a balance can be very demanding because of the increasingly intense level of distractions. They include, cell phone, email, mail, newspapers, magazines, TV, Radio, iPod and more. Then there are the time required for your personal relationships.
My best days are when I plan them out in advance, make my list of intended accomplishments, check off the items on my list that I complete and don’t go nuts when there is something left undone. Uncompleted tasks are simply reprioritized and then added to a subsequent list.
My most productive periods are when I have a clear focus on defined near term goals that support the achievement of a measurable strategy. In addition, there are time lines for achievement and other people know and are tracking my progress. At the daily task level, the greater the sense of urgency, the more that is accomplished.
In summary, approaching the management of your own time is no different than the process of optimizing business performance. The principles of time management is the same. The free course “How To Increase Profits by 30% or More in 90 Days or Less” found at www.stevepohlit.com teaches these principles for companies. The free course “The Internet Profit Roadmap” found at www.theprofitexpert.com teaches these principles for entrepreneurs working to create successful businesses on line. For personal time management training as well as business development training, I recommend you get your hands on everything published by Dan Kennedy. I recommend starting with 3 month trial subscription of Dan’s No BS Marketing Newsletter. Click Here for Details
Steve Pohlit is a CPA, MBA and has been the CFO of several major domestic and international companies. Today Steve is an expert business consultant focused on helping companies improve their business performance including growing profits, revenues and customers. For a FREE 6 week mini course where you will receive 10 easy to implement action steps guaranteed to increase business revenue and profits by at least 30% in the next 90 days, please visit www.StevePohlit.com All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.