How to Make More Time for Your Business

17 Sep How to Make More Time for Your Business

Business Man Juggling His TimeOne of the common complaints that many entrepreneurs have when first starting a business is that they do not have time to take care of all of the different aspects of their business. A day is 24 hours though, and everyone has the same amount of time in a given day though. How do other people, even those in situations similar to yours, become successful? Having children, having to manage a household, and having to run errands are a part of life. Sure, some people have it easier than others do, but you can’t sit and lament that fact.

Take actions in your life to devote more time to your business, and you will see that you can grow your business. Here are a few tips that you can use to make more time for your business. It might take a bit of sacrifice, but success isn’t always easy. If you want to do well and succeed, you will make time for your business.

Turn Off the Distractions

This is the big one. How many distractions do you have in your life? How many of these are entirely avoidable? If you are like just about everyone else on the planet today, you are spending quite a bit of time watching television, surfing the web, spending time on social networks, and generally throwing your free time right out the window.

Sure, you want to spend a little time watching your favorite show, and you might want some free surfing time for the web. However, you have to watch how much time you are spending on these endeavors! If you watch just two hours of television a day, and you spend two hours a day surfing the web for personal reasons, that’s four hours a day. That’s the equivalent of a part time job when you add up those hours for the week! You know that you could be putting that time to better use. You could be working on your business and making money.

Better Scheduling and a Better Lifestyle

Look at your daily schedule and rearrange items until you have a schedule that is sleek and doesn’t include any wasted time. If you have trouble getting started in the morning, there’s a good chance that you are not leading a healthy lifestyle and that means that you are not managing your energy correctly. This reduces your effectiveness, and it can cause sluggishness resulting in wasted time.

What are the big areas where you find that you are wasting time? What are you doing to get over these bumps in the road?

3 Comments
  • Charlotte Seager
    Posted at 20:48h, 17 September Reply

    This is my biggest hurdle, managing my time!

  • Rhonda Mansuetti
    Posted at 04:53h, 19 September Reply

    Another great tip! Thank you Live Out Loud

  • Laura Rodriguez
    Posted at 18:42h, 22 September Reply

    I don’t spend 2 hours a day watching the web and I watch TV only on the weekends for about 5 hours total over 3 nights.

    I work full time – am away from the house 10 hours including commuting time. Have had major issues with my 16-old son – that has taken my time and emotional energy.

    I exercise daily (1 hour) and I average 5.5 to 6.5 hours a sleep a night during the week and I still find myself at a loss for time. If I stay up even later – I crash and cannot function at work.

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