18 October 2017

Business owners simply can’t afford to wear all hats at the same time

Whenever people say “time is money”, we often think that as long as we have time —especially when talking about running a business — you can do many things that can help you make money. But it’s not just ‘time’ that you need; it’s the skill to being able to use your time wisely and managing it so that it helps you become more efficient.

See, most business owners do a lot of stuff at any given point of time, but that doesn’t mean they’re productive. More often than not, it actually means they’re not being productive, because they’re more likely doing things they’re not supposed to. You can actually end up doing just a few things in a day but still become extremely productive. On the flip side, you can do a hundred things today but still end up achieving essentially nothing.

That’s why time mastery is important. It’s what allows a business owner to have the opportunity to work on more important things, such as growing the business, instead of wasting time on things that are rather inconsequential.

Time is always scarce

Each person gets the same amount of time each day, and it’s limited. Therefore, it’s important to make the most of your time. No matter how you allocate, a day is still 24 hours, and if you don’t determine the importance and urgency of each task, you will always end up wasting time, and that affects tomorrow and the days after that.

When you manage your time, you accomplish more with less effort

Taking control of your time allows you to stay focused on the task at hand. This leads to higher efficiency since you never lose momentum. Imagine running a mile where you stop every 5 seconds, this would cause you to become exhausted very quickly and take much longer to complete the run. If you have a schedule that runs smoothly, you won’t feel as tired despite having accomplished more.

You make better decisions when you have ample time

We all know that making decisions becomes more pressing when there’s a time constraint. This causes most people to jump to conclusions and not fully consider the different alternatives. The only way to avoid this is to manage time more effectively, so you can have enough room to contemplate and make more intelligent decisions.

More time allows you to learn more about things you seldom notice

When you manage your time and work more efficiently, you’re able to learn more and increase your experience faster. It allows you to gain new perspective on things that you otherwise may not have given attention because you’re too busy working on too many things at once. When you learn new things, you expand your horizons and you become better in formulating strategies and solving problems.

Better time management reduces stress and improves human connections

People often complain that they so much to do and so little time to do them. This is one of the main causes of stress in the workplace. When you’re the leader, your stress level not only affects your leadership but also the entire flow of things in your company. Good time management reduces the feeling of being rushed. No frustration, no stress, and you work better with people.

Creating a discipline

Practicing effective time management not only improves your leadership but also your personality. When you’ve become accustomed to controlling your time and adhering to schedules, you are less likely to procrastinate or waste other people’s time too. Time management leads to higher productivity and leads to a disciplined life.

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