Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Office Organization Tips - Personal Time Tracking

Do you cringe at the thought? Tracking your time? Ah but yes - it's a valuable tool to help you be a better you in your business!

Record for two weeks all the actions you do from the time you get up till you go to bed. When you look back to review, color code your actions into family time, personal time, income producing, team building or team connection time, and office work. Where do you spend the most time? Is this helping you reach the goals you have? Do you see any patterns that are working or any that are not which may need to change. Perhaps you find yourself checking emails six times a day, washing a load or two of laundry, chatting on the phone, surfing the internet. You get the idea. When you see where you are really spending your time, you can see why you are getting the results you have, good or bad.

Based on what you discover and what you want to accomplish with your business, consider what you believe would be the best schedule for you. Set it, schedule it, and then track how closely you stick with it. Ask yourself after two weeks, what has improved and what still needs to be evaluated or changed. Then track it again. The more clearly you understand how you truly spend your time, the better you can manage your time. Granted I know it’s all easier said than done, but I have done it. Sometimes it takes the help of an accountability partner or coach to help you manage the time you spend in and out of your business. The benefits are worth it!

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