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I’ve got too much to do! There’s never enough time to get everything done!
I am feeling overwhelmed!
I’m hear that kind of thing a lot from business owners (and everyone else) – I was going to do a new post on time management, but I thought a better approach might be to pull together some good posts from the past and share those instead!
There are a lot of great ideas here – they won’t all work for you, but if you find just 1 or 2 things that resonate I guarantee you’ll start getting more done.
Sometimes less is more!
One of the first things to think about when you’re feeling overwhelmed is what you can cut out of your routine:
This was inspired by Tim Ferriss and the 4 Hour Workweek – I can almost guarantee that you will be able to find some productive time by stopping something that you’re currently doing.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule, but have you actually tried to use it with your activities?
This was inspired by a Scrubs episode (I know that will get you to read it!) ;-) Actually it’s some strong ideas for how to really block things out and make stuff happen!
Manage your time!
Sometimes you just need some ideas on how you can do a better job managing yourself when it comes to spending time.
This post looks at how to manage some huge time wasters…email, drop-ins and guilt.
It helps to know where you’re spending your time (if you want to manage it) – this post covers time tracking tools.
Finally – here’s a post with one solution that everyone can benefit from and will get you out from feeling overwhelmed (at least for a little while).
Getting Things Done!
At the end of the day, what you really want is to be productive…ultimately you want to get things done!
Okay – you can’t create more time, but these 3 strategies can make you more productive.
The mother of all idea posts (at least on my site). There are at least 2 or 3 things in this one post alone that will set you free if you can follow through.
What did I miss? I’m going to be pulling all of this together into a workshop in the next couple of months and I’d love to hear your thoughts on things that work for you (or don’t work)!
Shawn Kinkade Kansas City Business Coach