Top tips for time management

Farah is fighting. She has a lot to do, and her day just seems to fly by. The 40 minutes she spent surfing Instagram didn’t help her cross the items off her list, but it was the only break from work she took all day.

However, at the end of the day, she feels dissatisfied and depressed because she did not complete what was on her to-do list. Farah thinks she has a problem with time management.

Farah’s problem is not time management. It’s even bigger than that.

Do you remember the day when you made three times as much in the same time frame the previous day? You had the same number of hours on those days as those ‘meh’ achievement days, right?

We all do it. So what got you going in those days of high achievement?

Concentration.

What makes you focus? Something important you want to do, a goal you want to achieve. What makes you focus is the effect you want to have.

Farah’s big problem was that she wasn’t clear on what the intended effect was and she wasn’t putting it into action.

I define influence like this: influence is where your incredible self meets the world and makes it a better place. It’s about doing everything you can to be the amazing you you are AND it’s about contributing to others and making a difference.

When you have the desired effect in mind, you can go through things that take 3 times as long when you have nothing on your mind but profit or some other item you want to cross off your list.

Influence is your big picture. Your vision for impact drives you forward, with focus. You are more motivated, you go through challenges faster and you are happier!

Your work consists of individual days. They create your business life. Life with influence is sweeter and better. And companies with influence make more money.

These are two of the many reasons I work with my clients to define their intentions for impact. With influence as your focus, you can manage your energy (and time) in a way that allows you to get things done.

When we worked on this together, Farah made progress. With her energy and influence in mind, we created a new way of working for her:

  • She set priorities that brought her closer to the desired effect.

  • She limited those priorities to 3 a day.

  • She did what was most important to her influence first.

  • She challenged herself to do things faster.

The result? More is achieved. It feels more relaxed and yet more successful. She has more influence.

Want to do more? Focus on your impact. It will guide you through projects big and small as you make a difference.

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