Time Management In Achieving Your Dreams
"I really want to but I do not have time"
"I'm exhausted, can not do it"
"Easy for you because you're a stay at home mom"
Have you ever heard or read those words above?
Regardless of language or words being used, it always pointed to one thing: "I have no sufficient time."
Those of you who is in the business world – be it the traditional business, online marketing, direct selling or network marketing – sometimes those are the exact words you will often hear when you're telling someone about the prospect of a certain kind Of business, done in a certain kind of way. At least, that was my personal experience 😉
It was only two weeks ago, when someone – a member of an entrepreneurship mailing list which I moderate – asked about time management. Besides being a housewife, she is also a skilled woman and an owner of a food business which needs daily attentions just like her work. She told me about how exhausted she was to walk upon her day by day activities while trying to spare some quality time for her child.
The amazing thing is she keeps trying. Nothing stopped her from doing the super-woman-things 😉 She said none of that "I have no sufficient time" stuff, for doing this and that … everyday.
Instead of complaining, she simply asked an input on time management so that she can do anything as good as possible and keeps a healthy life on the side.
Do not you think this is the best spirit an entrepreneur or business owner must have?
The one benefit of having your own business is the independence of arranging your own time. Being a business owner does not mean less jobs to be done (in fact, quite the contrary).
So many have come to me asking for advices on working at home, what kind of business should they choose, desire to own a business, wanting to quit from their existing jobs, wanting to have more time to spend with their children and so many other Dreams, but it always come back to the one thing mentioned above, "I have no sufficient time."
While I really believe this to be true for them, I am also one who believes that there are no terms of "have no sufficient time," actually.
However, this is a very personal opinion I own. So many others will have plenty good reasons to disagree.
But, there's nothing to loose of having an opposite mindset, is not it?
Please stop "blaming your time," instead; Try to manage your time efficiently.
Exploit your time as maximum as possible.
Divide your time for every important thing to be done.
Perhaps for some people, it will be quite impossible …
But, are there other ways to achieve all dreams mentioned above?
Sometimes, the fear of failure or disappointment is the one thing that might cause us to postpone, delay or cancel time that has been agreed on.
That is why; Being consistent to our dreams and working style is a very important thing.
Formulate a business plan is a must for us who wants to and willing to establish a new business, any kind of business. Because it will help us to predict any possibilities we'll be facing during the first months of establishing the business.
Beside emergency and family matters, be consistent in dividing your time.
For example, a simple thing such as appreciating your business partner's time who has spare his / her time for carrying a meeting can be a small but effective trigger to honor the time we have agreed on.
Think of time as one big round of tart.
Divide it into small pieces of cakes. One piece is for working at the office, another piece or even two pieces for the children, a piece for your household and make sure that there's a piece left for your business.
Those "pieces" could be in weekly or daily forms.
You decide. Monday to Friday is time to work at the office, Saturday is time to take care of your business and Sunday is a full time for your children.
Or, an hour a day between 10:00 – 12:00 am is where you answer your emails; 04:00 – 05:00 pm is the time for updating websites, etc. You decide 😉
But, if you do it in monthly form, uhm … think again, maybe you're not the business owner type 😉