Why Executive Time is Essential for Entrepreneurs. Do You Spend Enough Time Learning and Thinking?

As I was on the treadmill this morning, I watched the "news" clip from CNN about the time President Trump has on his schedule as executive time. CBS News reports on it here. Setting aside the politics of this, it got me thinking about "executive time". How much time do YOU spending, thinking, reading, learning? As business...

Entrepreneur Time Management: How To Control and Manage Where You Spend Your Time

Entrepreneur Time Management: How To Control and Manage Where You Spend Your Time

Entrepreneurs are inherently busy. Marketing efforts, customer engagement, meetings and phone calls leave many professionals looking for that magic bullet that would solve time management woes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist. With only so many hours in a day and only so many days in year, it’s not really possible to manage or take control...

Timeboxing: How to Block Out Distractions & Focus on the One Thing

Timeboxing: How to Block Out Distractions & Focus on the One Thing

If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that everyone is distracted all of the time. Whether it is the “ping” of notifications on your smartphone, your teammates sending funny gifs over Slack, or the stream of never ending emails being thrust into your inbox, there are a countless number of little...

Procrastination - An Entrepreneurs Nemesis

Procrastination – An Entrepreneur’s Nemesis

Let’s be honest. Being an entrepreneur can be one of the most challenging things in the world. You’re a self-starter, with no one telling you what to do, when to do it and how to get it finished. You don’t have the security of being supervised by a manager or being accountable to a boss....

Time Management

6 Simple Ways To Get More Hours In Your Day with Better Time Management

In a recent Main Street Pulse Report published by OnDeck, 86 percent of small business owners identified time management as a critical component of running a successful business; 61 percent of them said: “…they constantly feel like they are racing against the clock.” If this describes you, I think it’s safe to say you’re...

Why You Need to Protect Your Time with Boundaries

Why You Need to Protect Your Time with Boundaries

When I teach time management, there is one lesson that always gets my audience leaning in - how to create boundaries to protect your time and be more productive. Like a lot of lessons about productivity (see my article on creating a Stop Doing List), this one is also counter-intuitive - doing only one thing...

Why You Need to Change Your Story about Time

Always Late? How Changing Your Mindset Can Help You Be On Time

It’s 10:30 AM and your day's already falling apart. Sure you had a plan, a to-do list, mostly carried forward from yesterday. But interruptions, emails, and colleagues needing “just a minute” hijacked any semblance of what you thought your day would look like. It’s déjà vu, in the worst way. Experts have been writing, blogging, making videos,...

5 Time Management Tips for Busy Mompreneurs

5 Time Management Tips for Busy Mompreneurs

 As a mom who also has a full-time job running your own business, you likely have more things to do than the time to do them. You might feel as if you can barely handle being a mom and running your business. Because time management can be a challenge, you can use these strategies...

Entrepreneur Time Management: How To Control and Manage Where You Spend Your Time

How To Best Manage Time From Time Management Consultant Tor Refsland

How To Best Manage Time From Time Management Consultant Tor Reflsand Time is an abstract concept. It’s not something we can see or touch, but it has a tremendous impact on our lives. We talk about spending time and wasting time as if it is some invisible form of currency that we can use to...