Category: Time Management

Think and plan before taking action – Part 2

This is one of a series of blogs written specifically for those people in small businesses who are responsible for winning sales.  These people will often have other roles and responsibilities which requires them to be very time-efficient during their

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Think and plan before taking action – Part 1

This is one of a series of blogs written specifically for those people in small businesses who are responsible for winning sales.  These people will often have other roles and responsibilities which requires them to be very time-efficient during their

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Be proactive in reaching your goals

It is most satisfying when you tick off your goals as you achieve them.  Even achieving small goals has a positive effect on your motivation and enthusiasm to tackle others on your list.  Small goals arise frequently as a result

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Common drains on your productivity

Do you ever get to the end of a busy day and wonder just how little you seem to have achieved?  It is quite likely you have worked hard, but have prioritised the wrong things.  You have been concentrating on

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The Laws of Personal Productivity

After working in and owning small businesses for over 30 years I have concluded there are a number of Laws which, if applied consistently, will enable small business owners to maximise their personal productivity.  These Laws can be distilled down

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How to beat procrastination

Everyone procrastinates to a greater or lesser extent and there are certainly some situations when it is actually best to just sit back, rather than launch into action straightaway.  In most cases, though, procrastination is likely to have negative connotations. 

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How to improve your productivity

Every small business owner needs to make the best use of their time.  There is always far too much to do and the pressure to respond immediately to the demands of others just keeps increasing.  There doesn’t seem to be

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Focus on your high productivity periods

In general, small business owners are time poor.  Some are simply disorganised, lurch from crisis to crisis and seldom deliver anything on time.  Most, however, have far too much on their to-do list(s) to complete in the time they have

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Timebox your activities

All small business owners are desperately busy people who have to cram plenty of activities into every single day.  Some seem to thrive on the pressure this puts on them and these people will maintain their motivation and productivity day

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Multitasking reduces productivity

If you had four tasks to complete before the end of the day, how would you organise your time to achieve this?  One way would be to divide the time available into quarters and dedicate your efforts to each task

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