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What if you could shave off an hour a day, starting tomorrow? That’s 5 hours per week, or more than a half-day off. Imagine having everything done by 11:00 a.m. every Friday? And also imagine you were free to enjoy a worry free weekend?
It is possible! Once you put these solutions in place, your projects should flow smoother and give you more time to do what’s important, like spend time with your family.
Begin with an organization chart.
If you have multiple people on your team, this is critical. Rather than everyone coming to you for questions—or worse, asking the wrong person and getting the wrong answer—take the time to create an organization chart. Add it to your operations manual. Don’t have one? Know is the time to stop and put that together. Once you have it in place make sure your team knows where it is and what it’s for. Now, rather than your email, phone, text or Skype blowing up with questions all day long, you’ll have time for the more important tasks.
Next its time to think about proper documentation.
Do you find yourself reinventing the wheel every time you have to record a podcast or begin a webinar? Take five minutes and document the steps, then next time you have to do it (or better yet, when you hand it off to a VA) you’ll be able to quickly work out what needs to happen. There will be fewer mistakes, and the work will get done faster.
Begin to actually use your calendar!
Get serious about your calendar and use time blocking. Start scheduling appointments with yourself. Decide when you’ll check email and when you’ll work on client projects, then stick to the schedule. These self-imposed deadlines will not only force you to get the work done, but they’ll help keep you focused, so rather than wasting time on Facebook, you’ll be working on your business.
All of these systems can be set up in an afternoon—at least initially. But the time they save when you use them consistently is phenomenal. An hour a day is just the beginning, but you have to take action. You have to put in the work and actually commit to these solutions. But trust me, when you have them in place you’ll wonder how you ever managed before! So take some time this week and do these simple organizational steps to improve your business and make your life easier.
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