I will be the first to admit, I struggle with time management. It is something I constantly do “self coaching” about. As I said before the more work I have the more I accomplish. I suppose it is my inner procrastination that just gets kicked to the curb. My desire to deliver takes over.
That’s not to say it’s easy and I ALWAYS achieve my goal. I have learned the biggest part is to forgive myself if I don’t get something completed that “I” wanted done. It does not mean that the client did not get their needs met, but I set the bar higher for myself.
At this stage of my business, I am busier than ever. I am grateful, grateful. I am learning more than I have in the past, I am handling 3 blogs – which are primarily new, I am cooking for my family, and loving every minute of it. So, I have to stop and say – how am I managing all of this? In my humble opinion, time management is a learned and perfected skill. One has to focus at some point, to accomplish one’s goals.
To my clients and some of my friends, they see me as very organized. The truth is, I have MANY reminders. I primarily use google calendar, which syncs with Outlook. My google calendar sends me a text message, Outlook makes a sound. I plug my iphone up and it syncs with my calendar as well and then it has it’s own special sound. If visitors are over and they hear all of my sounds they start looking around (it is so funny to me). Let’s add the tweetdeck bird to the mix!
TIP: Put anything and everything that is a MUST to remember in a calendar, sync your phone EVERYDAY…
Even though I work from home the majority of the time – I sync my phone, just in case I have to go to the store, or pick my grandbaby up – I have it with me. I could not survive without “syncing”. It at least helps me to APPEAR to be organized, but sometimes appearances are not what they seem – LOL! I am truly a work in progress!