Time Management Tips For Budding Entrepreneurs

One thing I’ve learnt over the last few years as an entrepreneur, is that if you want to get anywhere then excellent time management dali clockis absolutely essential. It sounds like an obvious one, but seriously, it is definitely worth reading up on tips and advice from the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and adopting the policies and practises that are relevant to you and your idea.
One of the most important things for me, was learning how to deal with interruptions. These will happen no matter what you do. Sometimes they will be important and you will have to deal with them on the spot, other times not so much, but if you aren’t careful then dealing with irrelevant calls, queries and conversations will swallow up a huge chunk of your day and before you know it, the really important paperwork you had to get done, gets shunted to tomorrow’s to-do-list.
Just because your phone is ringing or someone has emailed you, does not mean you have to answer it, or reply straight away. Certain things can wait and it will make no difference if they are dealt with now, tomorrow or next week. Something that so many new entrepreneurs struggle with is learning to prioritise what needs dealing with and when, especially if they are the kind of person that usually keeps good correspondence. The fact of the matter is, that your great aunty probably isn’t going to disown you if you don’t answer the phone when she rings smack-bang in the middle of the Monday morning mayhem. If you don’t answer the accountant’s query on the deadline for getting everyone’s pay put through on time however, then it’s likely that you’ll have bigger problems on your hands. Don’t treat incoming correspondence on a first-come, first served basis, as it is paramount that you prioritise incoming calls, emails and the like. By ranking them and responding to them in order of importance, you will achieve much much more!
The art of excellent time management is a complicated one and of course there is much more to it, that no doubt I will elaborate on in future blogs, but this is something that I think has really helped me, so I thought I would share it with you guys.