On this week's episode of Press Start Leadership Podcast, we discuss:
5 Quick Time Management Tips
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Hey there press starters and welcome back to another awesome edition of the press Start leadership podcast. On this week's episode, we're discussing time management. So here we go. Five quick tips for giving your time under control. Mastering time management can help you become better prepared, build better meetings and become a better leader. If you don't have your time management under control, you're likely to face a ripple effect of day to day issues. But not all of us are born with an inner organizational clock. Not a Time Lord yet, no problem. We can all be Doctor Who you can however, change your life by learning how to manage your time effectively. Follow the tips below, and you'll manage your team and your time like a pro. Here are five tactics to improve your time management. First up, set SMART goals. If you want to organize your time, start by setting goals. If you already have and you're still struggling to reach your goals, it's likely you haven't defined them enough. I'm partial to SMART goals, which is an acronym for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. Setting SMART goals is an in depth process that doesn't allow you to be vague, ultimately driving your success. Make sure you hit each letter. Because each piece is important and everything feeds into planning and organizing. Next up, plan and organize. This is as straightforward as it sounds. At the beginning of every week I make a list of my two dues. Then I break that list into another list of daily tasks and prioritize them. At the end of each day I revisit my list and carry over any unfinished items to the next day. You can even plan and organize on a large scale for a full year, setting up monthly goals recapping at the end of each month and breaking out goals and to weekly to dues. Third, prioritize. Time management is not just about doing what needs to be done. It's about organizing your time correctly and doing the right things at the right time. That in a nutshell is prioritization. I personally prefer the ABC method of prioritization, which I break down further in my preparation makes perfect podcast. assign each of your tasks a letter based on its importance and attack your list accordingly. For time boxing, time boxing is great if you don't know how long something is going to take. It lets you carve out time during your day so you can accomplish a specific task without being disturbed. Here's a one up. Sometimes I box out a meeting for a little longer than I know it will take so I can sneak in some other important tasks. You schedule everything out without any wiggle room, you aren't leaving any space for the surprises that come on. And last but not least, just start. Okay, this isn't a specific process, but it's just as important. Some people think they work better when they procrastinate. But it's not true. Procrastination is simply fear in disguise. Think of what your idea could be if it wasn't a shitty first draft. You give yourself the time to receive and incorporate notes. You're going to learn more and level up your game while you're at it. So just start using any of these tips will help you with time management. But if you're already having trouble with time attempting all these at once may feel overwhelming. For now. Choose one of these tips and as you go along. Accountability also helps with time management. So consider finding yourself an accountability group buddy mentor or mastermind. I use coaching for geeks turbo. Have any time management tips of your own, share them in the comment section below. Your time management mentor. Contact me about one on one coaching today. That's this week's episode of press star leadership podcast. Thanks for tuning in. And as always, thanks for being awesome. Give us a follow alike share an even review if you like it, we'd really appreciate it. Cheers. If you haven't downloaded my free e book, five growth leadership skills, become like a description. Tune in next week for your next episode of press star leadership podcast. Thank you. Oh, hi, and the episodes over, but thanks for sticking around till the end. Be sure to check out more episodes in the playlist and new episodes every week on Monday. Follow or subscribe so you never miss an episode. Don't forget to leave a review. Thanks again for being awesome.