3 Ways To Put Time In Perspective!

Where has all my time gone? Does this sound like a familiar question? You might be familiar with the saying, “time flies when you’re having fun.”  Well time flies whether you like it or not and fun or not. And quite frankly if we had more hours in the day, who says we would want to spend them working as opposed to being on a vacation or spending time with family and friends.business-graphics-1236283

In the book, “The Smart Guide to Winning Your Time Back,” by Jeff Davidson it shares:

“Any activity in which you engage for only 60 minutes a day will take two solid years of your 48 years. How so? Quick math lesson, 1 hour is to 48 hours as one year is to 48 years.

Math buffs, here it is in equation form – 1 hour is to 48 hours as 1 year is to 48 years, or 1/48 = 1/48”

Wouldn’t you rather spend more time on the things you enjoy versus what you do not enjoy? Besides not doing it all can work wonders for you, your health, your family and business.  So how do you put time in perspective?

Here are 3 ways:

  1. Work smarter not harder! Working longer is not the answer rather it’s about working smarter. While there are times you might need to work overtime don’t let it be the norm. Instead establish new routines that will allow you to automate and delegate projects.
  2. Prioritization is key! Since time is such a valuable commodity, it is helpful to prioritize your responsibilities or projects. This may sound like a “no-brainer” but it’s important to plan your week. It is important to know where you are headed! You are able to achieve this when you have a clear picture of the things that are the priority.
  3. Time is short but you can get more money! Let’s just say you don’t have to wear a million hats in the world of being a “solopreneur” or “entrepreneur.” It pays to focus on what you do best! Remember you went in business to solve a problem for your clients/customers. It’s difficult to focus on that if you are bogged down in the minutia. And quite frankly, why even bother focusing on the projects that you least enjoy.

Hey, it’s not too late to get time in perspective! After all summer is coming…the beach, family, friends are calling your name!

 

How Can A Virtual Assistant Help Me?

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately? Do you not have enough time in the day? Are you looking to save time? Are you looking to focus on other projects to grow your business? Do you want to save money for your business?

Here are some of the words that describe what MAB Virtual Solutions can do for you!
Here are some of the words that describe what MAB Virtual Solutions can do for you!

Did you answer yes to any of these questions? These are just a few of the questions that are often asked by other business owners when considering a Virtual Assistant. It can be difficult going at it alone, but you don’t’ have to!

Think about this…delegating tasks/projects is the biggest way to free up your time! Just think about the time you gain by delegating the duties that simply take up too much of your time. Your time is a precious commodity. It’s easier to manage your time when you have support around you that understands your business and vision! Wouldn’t it be great to know that projects are moving forward without having to follow up on each and every detail?

In the book, “The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey” by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, one of the unforgettable lessons is how to save time to do what you need to do! You don’t have to work the long, hard hours and feel like you never get quite get caught up with the work you need to do!

Are you still unsure of how a Virtual Assistant can support you? Well check out this great resource, “101 Ways to Use a Virtual Assistant” posted by the International Virtual Assistants Association.

As I mentioned earlier, your time is a precious commodity. It’s important to have time and not let time have you! We would love to help – check us out here!

3 More Ways To Save 15+ Hours A Week!

Are you still looking for MORE ways to save 15+ hours a week? We decided to continue our blog from a few weeks ago and give even more ways to save 15+ hours a week!

If you missed our first post, be sure to check it out – “3 Ways to Save 15+ Hours A Week!”

Realistically, there is only one you! And it is often hard to find enough time to Clock 2get things done.

Having a Virtual Assistant (VA) can literally provide you with another set of hands on deck. A VA is a great resource to save you time and money by providing specialized administrative, technical, and creative support solutions. Even further, a VA can partner with you in the growth of your business.

Here are 3 ways to save that time:

1) Keep to your schedule! If you are able to keep to your schedule by starting and ending things on time, you have the opportunity to move forward with your other projects. “Time chunking” which involves dedicating or setting aside time to do that one thing and that thing alone is a way to keep to your schedule.

2) Automate things! There are so many advances in technology — use it to your advantage. If you are able to automate things it can be a great way to multiply your efforts. There are so many technological tools out there to accomplish this! Further, a VA can get you automated — autoresponders, templates, and online appointment scheduling are just a few ways in accomplishing this goal.

3) Outsource! When you decide that you want to gain more time, outsourcing to a VA takes away the expenses associated with office space, computers, and other equipment. And you avoid employee benefits, avoid training time, and no downtime costs. Most importantly, with a VA you have another extension to your team. You have a team member committed to contributing to the mission, vision, and goals of your company!

As I shared before, time is a valuable commodity. It’s important to have time and not let time have you! These are just a few ways a VA can help you get your time back. Check us out here!

3 Ways To Save 15+ Hours A Week!

Are you finding there is not enough time in the day to get things done? Are you trying to find ways to get your time back? As an entrepreneur, it’s often hard to find time to complete all the tasks that come your way. Clock

I shared in my last blog, “3 Ways To Intentional Success in 2016” that it’s important to have time and don’t let time have you. A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a great resource to save you time and money by providing specialized administrative, technical, and creative support solutions. And a VA can help you save 15+ hours a week.

Here are 3 ways to save that time:

1) Delegate! Delegate! Delegate! Just think about the time you gain by delegating the duties that simply take up too much of your time! Your time is a precious commodity! Wouldn’t it be great to know that projects are moving forward without having to follow up on every detail? Ask yourself what projects do you enjoy? What do you least enjoy but are projects that are routine and are crucial to your business? Those are some of the tasks that you can delegate!

2) Share some of your “hats” – you don’t have to do it all yourself! When you take off a few hats and share them, you are able to focus on other initiatives or strategies that require your attention or those items that are business drivers for your company. And when you share some of those hats, you provide the opportunity for others to buy into your vision. This can even lead to referrals for your business.

3) Only answer an email or phone call if it’s critical and you know who it is! Yes, I actually did say this! Answering that email or phone call within that moment could be a distraction. And can literally shift your focus from what you were working on prior to the email or call. Franklin Covey in his body of work entitled, “5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity” defines how we use work time as 70% urgencies and irrelevancies and 30% important priorities.”

Time is a valuable commodity. And these are just a few ways a VA can help you get your time back. Check us out here!