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Time Management, Mindset, and Productivity
In this episode, I discuss how to develop a good mindset and be productive with your time management.
You will find these time management strategies helpful when trying to map out and plan your schedule. As a result, you’ll be able to develop a more positive mindset and get more done and perform tasks more efficiently.
Strategies for Productive Time Management
I believe there are five key strategies for productive time management. These factors either help you or prevent you from efficiently planning your schedule.
Here are the five key strategies:
- Mindset and Identity
- Systems and Your Bounce Back Rate
These also are briefly discussed below. While other episodes will concentrate on the other strategies, this episode is going to be mainly about the mindset and identity, so we will discuss that a bit more in depth here.
Mindset and Identity
Does your mindset have a lot to do with your poor scheduling techniques? Are you often having a poor mindset and deciding you don’t have the time and therefore don’t make the time for the important tasks that need to be completed?
A good schedule begins with a well-thought out plan and deciding to take action on your schedule. I discuss more ways to do this below.
Time batching is huge as well as doing a time audit.
With time batching you can schedule blocks of time to focus on a specific set of projects. As a result, you can get multiple projects completed at a certain time.
How you stack things on your calendar is important. As a matter of fact, when you decide to do things is even important. Developing a routine can help you to know what to expect and gets you into a pattern to get things done more efficiently and productively.
Even the best thought out plan is no good with multiple distractions in place. You need a well thought out schedule. Likewise, you need to eliminate distractions to put that well thought out schedule in motion. As a result, you’ll be able to complete more tasks (and possibly do so in less time than if you had distractions).
Systems and Your Bounce Back Rate
Having systems built in to check-in is so important. Likewise, having a fast bounce back rate is also something you need to consider.
A bounce back means, when you have unexpected things to happen, when you get a rejection, or something else negative happens you are able to still bounce back. As a matter of fact, the amount of time it takes you to bounce back is what is known as your bounce back rate.
How to Develop a Productive Time Management Mindset
When you wear many hats and have all kinds of things happening. You may be waiting for the perfect timing and opportunity to do a task. For example, you may be running errands and you may feel you can’t do a certain task until you are back at your home or office and you have your coffee, etc. As a matter of fact, you should actually get out of that mindset. It don’t have to be absolutely perfect conditions. The time is now, not later.
Stop hiding behind the negative statements. For instance, instead of saying if you had more time you would do this task or that, you should stop giving your power away to time.
- Shift your priorities
- Eliminate your distractions
- Stop hiding behind the excuses
Let’s Review: From Mindset to Productivity
Now I am challenging you to consider what is holding you back the most. For instance, you may think that it’s the planning when actually it is the mindset that you have that it cannot be done. You need to really dive deep into what you think your greatest obstacle is from the above mentioned list.
In addition to this, do the tasks mentioned above for your mindset. For instance, eliminate distractions and stop hiding behind the excuses.
You are going to find by implementing this mindset and signing up for the free Overwhelm Master Class and Cheat Sheet you will be conquering your time instead of it conquering you sooner than you may realize.
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