I need to improve my time management skills. Who doesn’t? My life as a business owner revolves around three things:
- Selling more.
- Leading a team to sell more and..
- Delivering training to consultants and leaders to help them sell more.
Every day there are two things that get in the way:
Time and Energy
The time I have available for different tasks and the energy I have to complete them effectively. I often think at the end of a day “is that all I have achieved today?” and “how has my to do list not got any smaller?”.
During these dark moments there are a few things that help lift my spirits..
1. I am not alone
Type “time management” into the Amazon bookstore and you get 27,973 results, type it into Google and you get 167 million! More specifically, ask any billing manager what’s your number one challenge? Four out of five will tell you there aren’t enough hours in the day.
2. I accept that I will never master time management, but I can always improve.
It’s an ongoing path that never ends. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to say “I have become a zen master at time management”. But I hope that one day I’ll be able to look back and say “look how far you’ve come”.