05 | Time Management for Small Business Owners

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What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Why Time Management Is So Important For Small Business Owners
  • How Where You Invest Your Time Impacts Your Goal Achievement
  • The Result Of Not Being Decisive With How You Use Your Time
  • What Activities To Start Time Blocking
  • My Best Tips For Successful Time Blocking 
  • Common Reasons You’re Not Honoring Meetings With Yourself
  • So Much More!

If you’ve been reading my emails or listening to Productivity Straight Talk for a while, you’re no doubt aware that I am full of productivity tips and time management strategies. I love using them, talking about them, teaching them, and helping my clients implement them in their own businesses.

While I utilize a lot of time management strategies that I’ve learned to be super effective over the years, there is one strategy in particular that I always suggest my clients start with because it provides the most immediate, impactful results. That strategy is time blocking.

You might be thinking ugh, yuck, or nope, not for me! but if you’re choosing not to time block, that might be the biggest reason you often feel exhausted and unproductive at the end of the day - because your day ends up running you instead of you running your day.

When you allow that to happen, you might:

  • Miss opportunities such as new clients and partnerships

  • Work on the wrong things that aren’t priorities

  • Have a hard time maintaining business and personal boundaries

  • Make poor decisions with how you invest your time

  • Overcommit yourself 

  • Lack the time to lead your team, take breaks, take care of yourself, try new ideas, work on your business, etc. 

  • Feel stressed out, overwhelmed, and defeated with what did not get done

  • Miss deadlines and upset clients

  • Unintentionally disrespect clients, team members, family etc. because you failed to follow through on promises

Don’t sit back and let your day run you. Be proactive and give time blocking a try. It is super effective at helping you conquer your task list, take back control of your time, and streamline achieving your goals.

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In this episode of Accidental Business Owner, I dive into my favorite time management strategy (psst… time blocking!)  that will help you invest your most precious resource wisely, reduce overwhelm, and achieve your goals!

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About the author

Amber De La Garza is The Productivity Specialist! Amber helps small business owners maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most by improving their time management and elevating their productivity! Amber is a sought after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast, and creator of Leverage Lab®.

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