rarely true. When someone says they don’t have time, it’s usually more accurate to say "It’s not a priority." To make the most of the time we all have, start by being honest with yourself about what you really want from your business, why you want it and what you’re willing to commit to in order to achieve it. All business owners are busy. But being busy isn’t the same as efficiently, effectively focusing on what’s most critical to success. The most common form of procrastination is "work" - doing all those things that aren’t necessary but that are great ways of avoiding the real work of achieving your most important goals.
I encourage all business owners to master three time management habits to help them stop thinking in terms of "having the time" and start thinking in terms of "making time" for what’s most important.
Habit #1: Set 2-3 key priorities and stick to them.
What would you do if you only had the time to work on 2 or 3 tasks each week? These actions should be aligned with achieving your most important goals. Deciding what you won’t do is every bit as important as what you will do. If you have more than 3 priorities, you don’t have priorities, you have a laundry list.
Habit #2: Set aside time for focused effort on these priorities.
Schedule it. In advance. Consistently. Block out time every week to work on what is most important. No excuses and no interruptions from the "urgent" things that inevitably pop up.
Habit #3: Set up systems.
Build processes that can eliminate, automate or delegate your less important tasks. Get rid of "busy work" through systemisation and spend less time on whatever is keeping you from your priorities.
If you master these habits, you’ll eliminate "I don’t have time" as an excuse and will start creating the time to get more done more efficiently. Stop procrastinating! Make the time to manage your time more effectively!