Isn’t it frustrating when you want to get something done but you just couldn’t? We all are given twenty-four hours a day to be productive and that’s the same amount of time for everyone. However, it is entirely up to us how we manage our time. A lot of people wonder how I get so much done in my day. While it helps to have great systems and processes in place to speed up work, what I want to share with you is different. It’s about going over your tasks and identifying if there are areas where you’re not spending time on particularly on dollar-income producing activities. I have three easy steps that will help you get things done so you can make the most of your day and achieve more.
Step one is to make a list of the tasks that you do. If you have a full plate like me, it’s easy to get distracted. When work keeps piling up, you get buried in all these tasks that you forget which ones to prioritise. My suggestion is that you get to know what you do in each day, each week, each month, each quarter. Well, you get the picture. Make a comprehensive list. It will probably take you a week or two to do this especially if you have a lot of things to do but I’m telling you, it’s going to be worth it. This list will serve as your guide so you’ll know what to do first and when to do it. As soon as you have completed your list, you can now do step two.
Step two is to divide the tasks on your list into two columns. I suggest you get a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. Put a dollar sign on the left column and a question mark on the right. Then go back to your list and identify which tasks belong to the dollar sign. These activities should be immediate, income producing for you.
Take for example, building a website. Building a website does not belong on the left, it goes under the column with the question mark. It’s the same with your general Facebook posts. Both are not income producing and they belong to the right. You have to be clear about this. An example of an income producing activity that you can list under the dollar sign is talking to potential customers or clients. My advice is that you do all the things that are listed under the dollar sign and as for the question mark? Well, those are the activities you need to delegate. That’s your step three.
Those activities listed under the question mark sign are the ones you need to delegate. This means you need somebody else to do that for you. Don’t get discouraged and tell me that you don’t have enough income to hire people, because I used to have the same problem. But I discovered something that has helped my business grow – I outsourced to the Philippines and now I have a great team around me that has helped me grow my business faster. It’s a win-win situation, they help me grow my business and I help them earn great income. So all the tasks that I listed under the question mark sign are the activities that I do not do but instead delegate.
If you want to know more about delegating tasks and employing workers from the Philippines, I have an online resource centre called Do-It-Yourself Outsourcing. You can get loads of useful information there that can help you grow your business.
If you are wanting to know more, I would love to offer you a 30 minute FREE Discovery Session with me personally. I will guarantee that after our 30 minutes together you will know what your next step will be in your life or in your business.
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