Is Your Time Management Harming Your Business?
These Reasons Might Be Killing Your Time Management Game
There is one thing you need most, which is also the one that most people feel they lack. Can you guess what that is? If you guessed ‘time’, you are right.
Time is everyone’s most valuable asset and it is so easily wasted. But one thing is for sure. This is an element you need a lot of if you want your business to grow. Every minute is valuable and it can make the difference between being successful and being forgotten.
It is easy to get caught up in the day to day and find yourself being busy but not as productive as you would like, or as you need to be. The day is not suddenly going to have more than 24 hours, so, what do you do? You can start by analyzing your use of time. These are some of the most common struggles when it comes to time management.
Most of Your Time is Spent on “Empty” Tasks
You do and do, and do and do, and yet, you still don’t get much done. Ever had that feeling? Then you might be putting a lot of time toward tasks that don’t contribute to your main goals. Being busy doesn’t mean you’re making good use of your time. Replying to non-urgent emails, filing documents, and tasks like that might be wasting a lot of your time. Sometimes, especially for small business owners, those tasks cannot be avoided, so the best way to take care of them without them taking over your life, is to allocate a portion of your time for that, and the remainder can be invested in things that will actually help you grow your business.
You Struggle with Staying Focused
When you’re working, you’re not usually going to be in a room with absolutely no distractions. Social media, people walking by, phones ringing, and all of that can be very distracting. Take short breaks throughout the day to do the things that distract you most, like checking your social media, or attending personal calls.
Technology is Not Your Strong Suit
If by now, you are not good friends with technology, you’ll need to work on your relationship, because not being proficient in technology and shying away from it can be bad for business. We live in a digital era, so if you’re struggling with email, internet, and technology in general, you’ll definitely want to take some time to work on those skills.
Time management is essential for any business owner. As an independent insurance agent, you’ll need to be smart with your use of time so that your business can thrive. Join the fastest growing independent insurance company in Colorado. Join AA.