What is Time Management and why is it important for solo business owners?

Time Management.

We all have the same 24 hours in the day.

You know it’s important and you hear it all the time, and maybe you need more of it yourself. But what does it mean, exactly?

Let me break it down for ya.

What is Time Management?

Time Management helps you structure your tasks so you can accomplish your goals. Setting aside time each day to focus on specific tasks will help you accomplish those goals faster and keep you focused.

Maintaining your calendar, meetings, tasks, and clients will help create your version of success in your business.

 

Time Management skills include the following, all of which I cover on this website.

Priorities

How come some people seem to get so much accomplished while you feel like you’re stuck. You feel busy, but not getting anything accomplished? Here’s the thing, you don’t have a time management problem. Instead, you have a priority problem. Once you know your priorities, making time for things that matter most comes easily.

Goal Setting

Once you know your priorities, it’s easier to set goals that align with what’s most important to you. Now, you can work backward and break down your goals into smaller tasks that don’t feel overwhelming to accomplish that larger goal.

Organization

When you have systems, processes and workflows in place, you don’t have to remember the next step nor miss a step. everything in it’s place means a tiny space to work in and focus.

Planning

Although not everything can go to plan, it’s still important to map out where you want to go and how to get there. Sticking to your schedule keeps you on track.

Communication

Good communication allows you to make your plans and goals clear to people you work with. Communicating clearly can be the difference between asked hundreds of questions over and over, or be clear and detailed the first time, to meet a deadline on time or early.

Stress Management. Owning a business means means things happen and don’t always go to plan. You have to learn as you go and may not always know how to to achieve what you want to accomplish. Managing your stress makes this easier to work through a problem faster and more positively.

Delegation

I left this for last because although this is important to free up more time, you’ll eventually need to delegate as your business grows. Other solo business owners, and I, may also outsource some tasks once in a while on an as-needed basis. As your business grows, you’ll need someone more consistent to take tasks off your plate.

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Why is Time Management Important as a Solo Business Owner?

When you start out managing every aspect of your business by yourself – administrative, CEO, tech, customer service, marketing, etc, knowing where to best utilize your time to get income is most important.

Time and priority management helps you know the level of importance of a task. The most important tasks are what you focus on to reach your income goals.

As you build your business solo and earn more money, then you can begin delegating tasks you aren’t good at or prefer to not do, to someone else. This frees up more time to focus on what you do best.

On this site, you’ll learn more about how to do from solo to outsource.

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What is your biggest takeaway from this post? Share in the comments.

 

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2 Comments

Jessica · March 10, 2020 at 12:27 am

One of my biggest revelations was how much time I was quietly wasting while I struggled with how little time I had! Paying attention to the little time sucks that added up was so big… you are right! we all do have the same 24 hours and getting clear on the priorities is so important!

    thesimplifiedoffice · March 16, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Jessica, what was your biggest time waster? I’m sure this is similar for everyone. How often do you do a time audit?

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