24 Time Management Tips to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

One of the most important things for entrepreneurs is the need to effectively manage their own time. If they succeed in this efforts, they will enable more productivity for themselves. Here I will cover 24 time management tips that will help you to effectively manage your time.

I know that sometimes this can be a very disappointing issue for them if they can’t make a progress in their time managing efforts.

You know that you are the only person responsible to manage your own time. The final result that you want from time management is to allow you doing more things in less time. On the other side if you succeed in effectively managing your time you will succeed in creating a much higher work-life balance.

Time management is an important part of your goal achievement process. It will introduce a management system of your daily time that you need to spend on achievements of your goals.

With an appropriate time management system, you can manage your time more effectively, and you can do more things in much less time.

Here are 24 time management tips that can help you in managing your entrepreneurial time.

1. Always make and keep a fresh to-do list.

If you want to be a more organized person, and succeed to effectively manage your time, you will need to use a to-do list. Spend half an hour every night to make your to-do list with the most priority tasks higher on the list.

2. Setup personal and business goals.

You need goals if you want to achieve what you want to achieve. Here is a 7 steps framework that will help you to achieve all your business goals.

3. Prioritize all your tasks.

Use prioritization. You need to know what your priorities are. If you don’t know, you will focus on other people’s priorities.

4. Categorize your tasks through importance and urgency.

You can use the time management matrix for this purpose. It will help you to complete all the important things on your to-do list.

5. Remove procrastination.

Don’t procrastinate when it comes to your most priority tasks. Here are 5 techniques that will help you to beat procrastination and win on your entrepreneurial journey.

6. Implement systems to manage distractions.

You can follow this guide that will help you to effectively manage interruptions in your environment.

7. Can you really do all these things?

Be realistic about your capabilities.

8. Take a break.

You need breaks to increase your productivity and energize yourself. So, take more short breaks when you work on important things.

9. Use timer.

Use timer or alarm clock that will remind you to stop working for today.

10. Avoid multitasking.

Multitasking doesn’t increase your productivity. So, why you will multitask when there is the possibility to decrease the quality of your work.

11. Avoid nonessential tasks.

Do you really need to work on nonessential tasks?

12. Be careful when you promise something.

Promise only what you can deliver to family and to your clients/customers.

13. Divide your day.

Divide the day based on routine tasks and real projects that will make money for your business.

14. Routine tasks.

Make routine tasks to be the last on the list.

15. Delegate

Delegate everything that can be delegated.

16. Outsourcing

Outsource some of your activities.

17. Evaluation

Evaluate regularly your time spending.

18. Waste

Eliminate everything that wasting your time.

19. Ask for help.

Ask for help when you need it.

20. Routines

Establish routines everywhere where it is possible.

21. Efficiency and effectiveness

Do the right things on the right way from the first time.

22. Perfectionism

Do not try to be a perfectionist.

23. Your body is important

Start listening to your body.

24. Reward yourself.

Yes, reward yourself. You deserve it.

Question: Do you have more time management tips not covered here that you can share with us?

Dragan Sutevski

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Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan