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Time Management Secrets of Successful Business Owners

April 18, 2013 at 3:22 AM

There is a time management secret that successful business owners use as their way of life when it comes to operating successfully and driving better productivity.  It's a simple case of working on activities which are important, but non-urgent.  The majority of the UK work force spend their time on 'Urgent' activities, things which have cropped up unexpectedly, are tight to a deadline, are important for getting in more cashflow which is needed urgently, etc.  The reality is that the vast majority of these urgent activities need not have become urgent, or need not have come up at all, if time had been taken to work on other things.  Have a look at the below diagram:

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The activities that we do can be divided into 4 categories.  Urgent and Important tasks tend to get the most attention, then Urgent and Non-Important, because someone is asking for it there and then, so we just do it so it's done (often these activities can be delegated).  Not Important and Non-Urgent are the distraction activities which take up time without getting us anywhere (aimless browsing of social media sites for example), and the Important but Non-Urgent activities get the least of our attention... yet it is these activities which allow us to be the most productive.  This is what successful business owners are away of, and work on continuosly.  If you monitor your activity for a week and see how much of what you do could be categorised as urgent, you would then have an opportunity to review these activities and see what you could implement which would prevent them from cropping up.  Also look at what you are putting off which could make a big difference to the direction of your business...

I challenge you to spend one hour a day working on activities which are non-urgent but will make a big difference to your work activities and your business overall.  As I've always said, it only takes small changes to make a big difference...!  If you would like help indentifying what these activities are, then a Business Coach can help, so get in touch for a free initial consultation to see whether Business Coaching is for you.



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