Let’s talk about how to get better time management. Most of us have busy lives and we want to give all aspects of it our best. I have found having a few tools is a game changer when it comes to managing my time. In this post I will discuss what tools and how I use them to plan my time.
We want to be effective and productive. For purposes of this post, "Time Management" is the act of scheduling tasks effectively so to get to the execution phase. With a family, day job and starting a new business in 2017, I had some challenges but was still able manage my time with a single calendar. However, once Kelley Defense began to grow significantly in 2019 it became nearly impossible. It was obvious A change was needed.
Before we start, I want to make it clear the most important appointments you have are for the ones who are most important to you. All significant events for your family and friends, as well as things important to them, are included in my calendars. This will prevent you from scheduling appointments on top of significant personal events.
Let's see the Tools!
Now. These are the tools I find necessary to manage and schedule my time effectively. They allowed me to go from 5 to 10 single client training events a year to multiple 10 to 15 client events per quarter with nearly the same amount of effort. Plus during this time I added merch sales, and became the co-host on a fast growing podcast that is now in the top 5% most popular podcasts in the world. Here are the tools: