#BizBabe Skills On Point?

Happy April lovely babes! We are all SO excited to be kicking off a new month! And I’m even more excited to start sharing a new series with you this month focusing on how you can truly work smarter not harder, shift your mindset and actions from employee to BOSS, and have systems in place to do the work for you!

When it comes to working smarter, not harder-- it’s important to first take a step back and assess what’s working + what’s not, starting with how you’re spending your time! Are you managing your time effectively?

As #bossbabes we’re bad about falling in the trap of counting every hour at the computer as “work time”. But let’s be honest--How much of that time is spent browsing through Facebook, checking Twitter, Pinterest, the latest 15 articles from Cosmo, or getting lost 135 weeks into your ex’s new girl’s cousin’s Instagram feed.

 

At the end of the day, we could use a little improvement with  time management – no one’s perfect. Even those amazing people who have systems, documented procedures, remember everything and have labels on every box or bin can use some improvement somewhere (like maybe scheduling a much needed day off!).

 

So to mix it up a bit, I’ve put together this quiz to help you see where you could use some time management improvement. No judgment here! And no matter what your answers and results are-- remember GRACE > PERFECTION! Everyone is learning and has to start somewhere. If you find that you need across the board help in every area of your business, great! You have the most to gain.

And if you find you only need to tweak a few areas to maximize your efficiency then let’s help you refine your systems!

So time management sounds all important + that good stuff-- but let’s talk about why it’s ESSENTIAL to sustaining and growing your biz!

Good time management can mean that you:

  1. Make more money

  2. Spend less time making more money

  3. Spend more time on tasks you enjoy and are skilled at

  4. Ensure happy and satisfied customers

  5. Create repeatable success

Starting to see the importance here?

So let’s break it down + see how you’re doing when it comes to time management and where you can improve!


Quiz Time

On a monthly basis, are you making as much money as you’d like to make with your business?
On a weekly basis, are you spending your time on tasks you enjoy?
On a weekly basis are you spending your time on tasks you’re good at/skilled?
On a daily basis does email take up more than 10% of your work day?
On a daily basis do you feel like you’re accomplishing what you set out to accomplish?
On a daily basis does social networking take up more than 10% of your work day?
On a daily basis does customer service take up more than 10% of your work day?
In your home office, is it easy to find what you’re looking for? Do you spend less than a minute, sixty seconds, looking for any item?
On your computer is it easy to find what you’re looking for? Do you spend less than a minute, sixty seconds, looking for any item?
Do you find that you often need to create new materials for your business? (i.e. email responses to frequent questions, contracts, job/contractor postings etc…)
Are you frequently stressed?
Do you often find that your task list grows and you are simply transferring the same tasks to the next day?
Do you back up your content, website/blog, and other important information on a weekly basis?
Do you have time each day to focus on your personal life?
Do you have time each week/month to plan your business?

How did ya stack up?

What areas do you need to improve? For example #13 Do you back up your content, website/blog, and other important information on a weekly basis? If you answered anything other than yes then a system needs to be created to ensure you never lose important business information.

With question #9 On your computer is it easy to find what you’re looking for? Do you spend less than a minute, sixty seconds, looking for any item? If you answered anything other than yes or most of the time then you would benefit from a better organization system on your computer.

On a separate piece of paper write down any areas where you found that you need help. Don’t worry about how to fix it or create a system just yet. We’ll get to that, starting later today in the MEMBERS ONLY HANGOUT where I’ll be going live to share some #gamechanging time management techniques!

And next week’s blog + live are dedicated to creating your ideal systems!

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Bri Long