Tips For Managing Your Time

As entrepreneurs time is a valuable commodity. We need to learn to manage it, otherwise, it will manage us. Especially if you’re a Virtual Assistant. Time is money! If you do not learn how to manage your time you are losing money and clients.

If you think you are managing your time effectively, try this easy exercise. Keep a log of what you do each day for a week. Include all interruptions, distractions, how many times you stop and start tasks, etc. This is an eye-opening exercise that helps you see just how much time gets away from you.

To manage your time, here are some simple tips you can easily implement:

  • Schedule everything – use a Task Management System such as Teamwork
  • No multi-tasking – do one thing at a time and finish what you start.
  • Stick to your schedule – create a schedule for your daily tasks and stick to it.
  • Process for interruptions – create a process for how you handle daily interruptions.
  • Have client status calls – schedule weekly or bi-weekly status calls to stay informed.
  • Manage your email – close your email when you are working on tasks or projects.

It’s amazing how these simple tips can help you save time each day and in the process become more organized and efficient.

What do you think?

I’d love to hear your comments. Please take a moment to leave me a comment and share your thoughts.

Please share if you know someone who might benefit from this information.

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy your day – Susan

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Written by Susan Mershon

Susan Mershon started The Techie Mentor™ in 2013 to teach Virtual Assistants her no-fluff approach to the systems and skills they need to build and automate a successful business.

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3 Comments
  1. Nadine Herring

    Susan I can’t tell you how important closing my email when I am working is to me in terms of saving lots of time!

    When I used to keep my email open, I was constantly checking it and found that I was getting very distracted and didn’t get a lot done. Now I open it after I’m done with a task and find myself much more productive!

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    • Susan Mershon

      Nadine, I know exactly what you mean! Email can be such a distraction!

      Reply
  2. Lorree

    This is the stage where I am at Susan. I already signed up for Teamwork PM and am playing with the to dos right now. I’m looking forward to listening to your webinar this weekend. Thanks for the great tips!

    Reply
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