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Updated: Sep 20, 2022

by Stephanie Mantiply; Thrive Media Marketing



Have you ever thought to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or felt overwhelmed at the tasks facing you? If you have, this article can help you!



Tip #1 - Clarify your goals and strategy


Be very clear about your aims and ambitions, both short and long term. Write them down. Once you know what you really want to achieve (and why) it’s easier to make decisions about what needs doing, and to plan accordingly.



Tip #2 - Focus on your top priorities


You’ll be more productive and profitable if you identify and focus on the areas most important to your business. Work on the fundamentals first. The Latin word ‘fundamentum’ means foundation – so take action, build strong foundations and the rest should follow.


“One can find time for everything if one is never in a hurry.”Mikhail Bulgakov

Tip #3 - Schedule time


Literally write an appointment in your work planner (you do have one of those, don’t you?) to set aside a realistic block of time for your priority actions. This reduces anxiety over not having enough time and keeps you focused.


Tip #4 - Say no!


Consider Jim Rohn’s suggestion. “Learn how to say no. Don't let your mouth overload your back.” Always check your schedule before committing to anything new. Don’t allow others to divert you from your objectives.



Tip #5 - Create supportive systems


This includes systems for filing, management information and communication.


Tip #6 - Take a reality check


Will your current activity have a positive outcome, or are you doing it to avoid something else? Ask yourself – will doing this take me towards my goal? As Peter F Drucker observed “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”


Tip #7 - Delegate! Ask for help.


It’s tempting to do something yourself when you think you can do it faster and better. But consider the long term – delegation now will save time in the future, and if done appropriately can motivate your staff, boost their confidence and help them develop their skills.


Tip #8 - Repeat your success


Remember the last time you went away on vacation, and how you got so much done in those few days before you left? What strategies and techniques did you employ that made you so effective and focused? Can you repeat them? Alternatively, imagine you are going away tomorrow and work through today accordingly.


Tip #9 - Balance your life


Formally schedule personal activities too, so you make time for family, friends, your health and fun because having a balanced life reduces stress and increases energy levels. Time management is really about life management!


Tip #10 - End the day


At the end of the working day, tidy your desk, make notes about what needs doing tomorrow and prioritize those tasks. You’ll worry less that evening and be prepared and focused the next morning



Remember creating a time management system will only help you become more efficient and productive not only in business but in life as well. If you need help creating a strategy for your business call us today to book your free consultation!

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Creating Goals in business
Establishing Goals and a Plan of Action

If you have ever set goals before, but failed to achieve them, it may have been because you did not create a specific plan of action to accomplish those goals.


Taking the time to set goals is only part of the process of goal setting, and many people often overlook the other part, creating a plan!


Without a plan your goals remain incomplete. It’s like having a destination but without a map. Your goals tell you where you want to go in life, and your plan tells you how to get there.


The Goal Plan

A goal plan is simply a list of scheduled activities that you will do sometime in the future. These may include activities done over a series of days, weeks, months or even years depending on the type of goal you set for yourself.


Your plan does not have to be completed perfectly the first time. Usually you will find that your first attempt at creating a goal plan will be vague and incomplete. Don’t worry this is ok. Plans should be flexible and so are likely to be constantly updated as you move towards completing your primary goal.


In your plan you should therefore create a series of steps, you think you need in order to accomplish that goal. So think of it like baking a cake. Your ultimate goal is to make a cake (and eat it!), but the ingredients and the things you do with those ingredients are your plan. Once you complete the plan, you complete your goal.


Creating your goal


Creating a goal plan is frequently overlooked, and many people discipline themselves to write their goals every day but create no plan! So make sure you take the time to decide where you want to go (your goals) and then create a plan that will tell you how to get there!


In addition to your goal plan it is also a good idea to use visualization to help clarify in your mind exactly what you want to achieve. This can simply involve thinking about your goals, and imaging them as completed when you go to bed. You can do this for about 10 minutes (or longer if you want) before you fall to sleep, and you will be surprised at what a difference it makes in achieving your goals. One of the main reasons visualization before sleep is so effective, is that it provides easy access to the subconscious mind. Thereby allowing you to program your goals into your mind, increasing the likelihood you will accomplish them.


Happy goal planning!


-Steph


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What's your dream? Want to give your vision a jumpstart?


Write down your goals and use these questions to speed up delivery of your dream.



1. What's your highest priority in this lifetime?


What's most important for you to experience, explore or embrace this time around? Until you answer this question, your life goals will be off purpose. Unaligned with your inner passion, your intentions will lack the power to attract the people and situations necessary to become a reality.


Get clued into your true joy. Ask yourself, What activities did you enjoy as a child? What are some of your hobbies now? When your goals are aligned with your soul, synchronicity kicks in to guide you to your purpose.


2. Is this your dream, or someone else's?


Are your goals your own choice, or what others think you should strive for? Do you want to look back in your old age and wish you had followed your passion? Will you regret having "played it safe?"


When I was younger my parents had a specific path they thought I should follow. I was always so obedient, so of course I listened and I went to college and worked in the family business. I new early on it wasn’t what I wanted to do. Looking back now I wish I would have spoken up and said something.


It's not selfish to go after your own dream.



3. Are you settling for less than?


Are you resigned to accepting less than your full share of love, health and success in this lifetime? Have you compromised and sacrificed your dream?


Anything short of living your true passions will never make you happy.



4. What will you feel like when you reach your dream?


Personal passion fuels a vision. Dive into the thrill and exhilaration of the feeling of living your dream.


The Hawaiian Kahuna say, "Where your creative attention flows, so flows your life."


The moment I chose to follow my passion, everything changed.


5. What steps can you take today toward your dream?



Don't defer your dream. Set up supports and systems around you to instantly translate your intentions into action. Jump on every opportunity that is in line with your purpose and vision.


For example. Are there smaller projects that will lead to your larger dream? If the dream is to run a marathon, train for a local fun-run first. And find a way to measure your progress. Track those little wins-by writing in a journal or telling a friend.


6. Are you telling yourself: "I can't have my dream?"


Most people don't believe they can live their dream. Either their belief system has them believing they can't make a living doing what they love, or they feel they don't deserve their dream. To avoid the pain of feeling they can't have their dream, people often keep their dream so buried they can't remember they ever had a dream.


Everyone has a dream! And everyone is destined to fulfill that purpose. Why wait?



-Steph



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