What if you could save an hour a day starting tomorrow? That’s 5 hours per week or more than a half-day off.
Imagine closing up shop at 11 am every Friday without worrying about all the stuff that didn’t get done.
How amazing would that feel? Especially if you can enjoy the weekend knowing everything was done?😁
You can do that when you put these four solutions in place, and you can start right now.
Good Project Management.
If you’re still managing your team with emails, Skype, or WhatsApp messages, stop it.🚫
Things get lost, messages are forgotten (or never received), and balls are dropped. Not to mention all the time you spend sifting through your endless list of emails for that one piece of information you need.
Ugh, it drives me crazy and is such a time-waster.😫
Use a project management platform like Asana, Trello, or Basecamp and start putting all your projects inside there instead.
You’ll have one place to look for tasks that are still outstanding, and be able to tell at a glance what needs your immediate attention.
Plus, there are messaging areas where you can have your communication with your team members.
Do you find yourself reinventing the wheel every time you have to write a social media post, record a podcast, or upload a video to your blog?
Take 5 minutes and document the steps, and I’m talking about every single step it takes you to do that action from start to completion.
Then next time you have to do it (or better yet, when you hand it off to a VA), you’ll be able to work out what needs to happen quickly.
There will be fewer mistakes, and the work will get done faster.
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 answers.
Take the time to create an organization chart or FAQ section.
Add it to your operations manual and make sure your team knows where it is and what it’s used for.
Now, rather than your Skype chat blowing up with questions all day long, you’ll have time for the more essential tasks.
Time Block Your Calendar
Get out your calendar and start making 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 Instagram or Facebook, you’ll be working on your business moving that needle forward.
All of these systems can be set up in an afternoon—at least initially.
But the time they save you when you use them consistently is fantastic.
An hour a day is just the beginning, but you have to take action. You have to put in the work first before you can earn the rewards, but the benefits, I promise, are sweet.
In the end, you’ll wonder how you ever managed before you did these four things to improve your business.
If you need help creating these systems in your business, then download my free workbook I created to help you automate and systemize your biz.👇