8 Simple Steps To Improve Your Time Management

Are you someone who can’t seem to manage your time? If you are having problems with time at home or at work, there is a good chance that your problems may be caused by your inability to manage it.

Most people feel overwhelmed with responsibilities and activities, and they find it hard to control what they really want to do so they go with the flow and keep out of control!

Time is the most valuable resource in the universe, it is precious and irreplaceable.

See below 8 simple steps that will help you improve your time management:

  1. Know That You Have a Problem

Knowing that you have a time management problem is the first step in changing your behavior. If you are always late for work or when attending a social event, it is something that should not be happening on a daily or weekly basis. If this is the case, then it is time for you to realize that you may have a problem.

  1. Decide To Change

Knowing that you have a time management problem is important, but wanting to change is even more important. In order to change you need to set goals for yourself, as these goals can help to provide you with a source of motivation and accomplishment if completed. Simple goals include showing up to work on time for a whole month, being on time for all dinner dates, and so forth. Ensure that the goals are not too hard that you end up not meeting your goals, get frustrated and give up.

  1. Stick To Your Goals

Creating a number of time management goals for you to meet is advised, but it is important that you stick with them when you are faced with complications.

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” -Victor Hugo

  1. Create Daily/Weekly Task Lists

Creating a to do list is an easy way to properly manage your time. You can write down your weekly activity goals, and also write down the day before what you need to do throughout the next day. Be sure to list your tasks in order of importance, and be sure not to put too much tasks or you’ll get overwhelmed.

  1. Rely On Time Management Tools

Properly managing your time is important, but it can be hard for many individuals to get used to. I am still old school and love writing down everything, some people prefer using their computer. Choose the one that suits you the best. Also, did you know that many cell phones and computers come with alarm clocks, alerts, and so much more? Use them to break down your tasks and you’ll see how easy it gets.

  1. Learn How To Say No

The ability to say no is closely linked to self-confidence. Don’t wait until your energy runs out before you take a much needed step back to assess the situation. Be clear and honest with yourself about what you truly want.

  1. Get Organized

Organization is key to being able to properly manage your time. If you are unorganized, you are likely to waste a large amount of time. For example, in the workplace you can waste time by searching for lost or misplaced documents. Organize your desk and put the important task to do in a place where you can see it. The same can be said for the home; if you are unorganized, you can spend hours searching for your glasses or car keys.

  1. Consider Hiring Professional Help

There will be times where you may not be able to refuse a project at work or a task at home, but try to not take on more than you can manage. Look into using outside help if you can. In the home, this outside help can come from a housecleaner. At the workplace, this outside help can come from a Coworker or a Virtual Assistant.

Invest in yourself to succeed in your business

Investing in yourself may be the most profitable investment you ever make, and one of the best return you can have in life and in your business. If you focus your energy and your time in developing yourself personally or professionally, you will be able to give to others and people will be attracted to you in life and in your business. You need to start a habit of taking care of yourself before you take care to others. And the good news is they don’t all require money 🙂

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” – Robin S. Sharma

Learn and give to yourself before you give others!!!

1. Develop your skills in your business and/or your personal life

You don’t need to invest in mastery education, you can if you want to but don’t need to. But you should attend seminars and workshops to expand your knowledge and skills in your business and/or personal life. Join a community that will be with you when you need it, to push you when you have doubt, and when you want some answers. This will also give you the opportunity to meet and interact with individuals who are like-minded. Powerful!!!

2. Explore your creative side and build up your confidence

Creativity  helps us to grow personally and professionally and will build your confidence. However  you need to implement your creativity to grow. Stimulating creativity and exploring your ideas are keys to improve your productivity, find new strategies for your business and approach/gage your everyday tasks. Creativity also teaches you how to think differently while having fun doing something different You will then find your strength and your weakness, and also what work best or what doesn’t. Speak the truth, be yourself, and you’ll build up great confidence.

3. Take care of yourself, nurture your mind and body

When you are nurturing both your mind and body, it allows you to have more energy, keep your mind active and maintain mental ability. You should read everyday books or ebooks. Could be something to help with your self-development, or for your business or even something light to just relax your mind. You can listen to Podcast, it is free and it is a great way to change your mindset ( as soon as I am finished with this blog, I am going to  listen to Tony Robbins podcast, Powerful !!) Don’t waste valuable time watching too much TV !!! A good way to explore culture is to attend performances, listen music, travel and reach out to like minded people from other countries and backgrounds.

You need to take care of your body also and it is usually the part we all forget. Eat healthy at regular time, drink plenty of water, reduce caffeine 🙂 get regular exercise, take vitamins if you need , practice meditation (at least 30 min everyday), go to bed at an appropriate time. The big earners usually go to bed early and are early riser. Your appearance also is very important so make sure you take care of the outside too. And be happy and grateful! Happiness is a choice, you either focus on the positive aspects of life or the negative aspect.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

You need to forgive also because holding grudge and being angry won’t solve any problem but it will hold you back in life. Even if you have a bad day and someone is trying to get on your nerves, just breath, it is time for meditation 🙂  and you’ll see you’ll feel better after. Choose your friends wisely and get rid of toxic ones.

4. Set goals and develop a routine

Setting goals will help you to envision your future and visualize your short and long term motivation.  One important way to get more productive is to develop a routine and schedule your time. Plan your day and manage every hour of your day. Put a timer beside you so you don’t spend too much time on one task and first thing first put away all the distractions. Also very important, stop delaying or postponing your actions. Procrastination won’t allow you to move forward. Challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone.

5. Invest in a coach or find a mentor

I kept it for the last because I think it is the most important value to help you develop your business and your life. A coach will assist you and guide you to put everything in place to implement your success plan. It usually is a few session or a short period of time. A good mentor is someone who will support and encourage you to reach to higher goals, to push you when needed and challenge you. Over time your mentor could be a very good friend but use caution and ask yourself if you spend time outside the mentoring relationship.

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In Conclusion,  investing in yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially, will allow you to become the best version of yourself. When you are the best version of yourself, you will be an attraction magnet to others and your business will grow immensely!!

If you got value, leave me a comment, like and share.

Kathy


How to develop a recruiting mindset; Step 1 Make a decision

Making the right decision is not as easy as we think.

Depending the decision you are making, you can become happy, wealthy, healthy or your world can turn upside down. You need to trust the process because fear, hesitation, doubt, anxiety and uncertainty will only leave you with regrets. Dig deep in yourself to see what works and find the answers within.

Desire is the fire, and your dreams must be bigger than fear. Clear your mind so you can take that inspiration and turn it into steps to meet your goal. Find new surroundings, find the leader you admire and do the same but with your own personality and authenticity. Clear away the distractions and focus on yourself. Ask around, talk to your friends and family about your project, sometimes it just takes a different perspective. Say it aloud to the Universe or Pray. Whatever is your belief, say it clear enough so you are heard!

  • Accept your contradictions and challenges

Each time you have a conflict within yourself, write down the Pros and the Cons. Don’t wait that everything is perfect, otherwise it will never be the right time.

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

You have to accept that you can be happy from outside but lost from inside; you can feel content but restless at the same time. Recognize that your thoughts represent just one possible way to perceive your circumstances. Write down all the great things in your life and decide to throw away any negative, self-limiting thoughts. It’s your choice how you see your life, so see it as a beautiful gift and take on each day with love in your heart and a smile on your face.

  •  Go one step at a time

Like a child when he learns how to walk or to ride a bicycle, he might fall several times but not walking or not riding is an option! Keep that in mind when you want to give up on your dream. This is where your “Why” is important. Having a routine, a weekly activity goal is a must if you want to build a profitable business. You need to be consistent and patient. I like to take 2 hours on Sunday to write my activity goals and plan my week.

  • Take some break

Your brain needs fuel, and rest is part of this fuel. You cannot work 24/7. Spend time with your family and friends at least 1 day a week. I like to do it on Saturday afternoon and Sunday Morning. You would be surprised to see that a weekend well spend will give you great content and creativity the week after

We all want to feel moved, and then to use that to create love, joy, passion, and purpose. and i hope these 4 points will help you dig deep in your unconscious while conserving clear thoughts to achieve your goals.

I hope you got some value, leave me a comment, like and share and of course reach out to me if you want to connect.

Kathy

What you need to know to become an entrepreneur

Becoming an entrepreneur is not an easy path for a lot of people. Some would prefer to be doing a 9-5 job and have nothing to think about or do after these hours. As I always say, everybody is different and has different perspective. However if you want to be an entrepreneur and a successful one, you need to change attitude and mindset. It can be challenging, overwhelming and also questionable at times.

1- As the start, you need to set your goals – long term and small term –  but also you need to know the WHY that drives you to become an entrepreneur. This Why will be the flames that will keep you focus when you’ll be doubting about yourself or when you’ll want to quit. Create a business plan – realistic- with knowledge of your niche/people you want to target and choose wisely the company you want to work with.

2- You need to be strong in your mindset; you’ll find some people very nasty and you have to feel like telling them “I don’t care”. Also make yourself strong enough that you can deal with failure, disappointment and frustration. Your resilience will define the ability to recover from setbacks. If you are too sensitive, emotional you will quit at the first challenge. Be ready to get out of your comfort zone,

3- Discipline and consistency; as an entrepreneur, you absolutely need to be consistent. You can’t start something and come back a week after. You need to bring value, everyday. For that you can schedule your posts, your emails, and be present on social media. Facebook live or instagram live are great ways to bring value, it is very easy to use and you can instantly edit it on Facebook, however it disappear when you are finished with instagram. You might need to make some sacrifice also with your family when you’ll need to attend events, or webinars …. Always remember the WHY you started !!

4- You need to make your prospects/team members the ability to feel special; If your team is happy and feel good about what they bring to the society, to the people around them, they will work better and together as a team. You want to reward when they do something great, and the same with your clients, if they feel great around you, they will stay with you and buy from you. People buy people !!

5- Marketing and Training; If you get some training, have a coach you will be able to bring value and duplicate your knowledge. You have to follow a training and structure so you won’t waste time looking at everything and nothing… Educate yourself continually to bring value and when your prospects and team members will see what you achieve they will want to join you/your service. Always post your success !

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg,

6- Prospecting; build your list.. I always say it, the money is in your list. Get new people in your list each day !! Pay attention to your list. You want to build relationship with your audience and keep engaging with them. If you advertise on Facebook, or other multimedia, test your images, your texts, and try to find what is working for you, your service or company.

7- Leadership; you need to show authority figure and influence. You have to inspire your team members all the time and encourage them.To be successful you have to convince your followers, not yourself or your superiors, that you are worthy of being followed. Communication and team building is very important so you can show duplication which will bring a consistent revenue.

In summary, work hard but smart – be creative – duplicate and build the right team.. and don’t give up !!

If you think of anything else and want to share with me, leave me a comment and i’ll be happy to connect with you

Kathy


How to create a Powerful Social Marketing Strategy

To create a successful business, you need to have a Powerful Social Marketing Strategy. To do so, you need to bring massive action and stay consistent but also you need to follow some steps that will help you succeed:

  • Write your goals: Know exactly what you want to accomplish and what you need to do to get there. Every Monday, you should set up your activity goals to keep track of what you are doing and celebrate on Friday, even if it is a little win. If you are way too far your activity goals, reassess the following week but keep consistent and stick to the routine.
  • Determine your vision: Draw it, do a vision-board. The main purpose of doing that is the fact that you need to feel it, as if you are living already your dream, your vision
  • Define your audience: You need to know what they like, dislike, what motivates them, what struggle they have, their pain, how old they are, etc… The more you know about your audience, the more you’ll be able to define who they are and market in the right place and also solve their problems.
  • Choose the right platform: Before you start going all over the place, choose the platform where you are more comfortable but also the platform where your audience is, to get customers and distributors. I would recommend to start on Facebook if you are a newbie and don’t know exactly what you are doing; the reach is massive, the age group is spread out and you’ll find all your prospects from nearly any marketplace you choose.
  • Create a content strategy: Once you have define your audience and know their pain and problems, you have to bring value to them. Be an expert on your niche, be an authority figure. You want to be like a library full of content that will help your audience to overcome their problems. Once you start getting people, engage with them, build relationship, and sell your service or product. Consistency is key so every single day you need to show up on your timeline.

You are building your brand, not the company you are representing! You want to come across as a credible authority; be yourself, and always engage with people. If you do Facebook live, ask questions, engage with the people that listen to your video. The more you know about your audience, the more you can help and get customers. 

  • Create a routine: Everybody is different, and you can’t compare yourself with the big leaders. If you have a job and you try to build your business part-time you won’t have the same time to build your business as the person that is a full time marketer. Same for mums at home with small babies won’t have the same time as the mums with teenagers. So you need to get into a routine. Try to dedicate a day and prepare your post for the week. The small ones like pictures or quotes that will fill your timeline nicely ~~ Even if you put only one post on your timeline, think about it, write great content and don’t put only the picture and quote; add something personal with value ~~  For the bigger task like blogs, i would recommend you to write it in the morning because usually they are the task we don’t like to do and if we wait too late during the day, you’ll find some excuses not to do it 🙂 I feel the same sometimes. Get rid of all the distractions when you do that. You want to spend more time prospecting and connecting with your new leads than creating value, go where the money is!

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.”   

Anthony Robbins

  • Track your results: As I said earlier you have to write your goals, short terms and long terms. You need to track the results and see when is the best time to post, when is the best time to do the videos, etc… You can see all the analyses on the Facebook insight. Also i would recommend you to do a bitly link to track the views, where they are coming from and which platform… you can also utilize pixels on your website to track all of your visitor data so that you can optimize your campaigns and get better results.
  • Engage and grow your business: Once you have the system in place, you need to really put yourself out-there, be patient, stay consistent and always put positivity in your posts. You want your audience to see you are passionate and you know your business. Build relationship with your prospects, but don’t wait too long to talk about your business. Don’t use a script, it will show; always put something personal. You want to do the conversions from cold market to warm market to hot market within days!!

Let me know if you got value, but remember a social media marketing plan is never permanent. It will always evolve and change as your business grows and you learn what does and doesn’t work. Reassess from time to time and make the changes on your funnels or ads if needed.

Cheers

Kathy