Time management

I was having an interesting chat with one of my clients the other day. He's applied for a place on a prestigious training scheme, and we were catching up on how the interview went. Whilst he was updating me he mentioned how he told the interview panel some...

All too often, business owners I'm working with will give one of their main challenges as not having enough time. Do you feel like that too? Where every day seems to go by in a flash and you can barely remember what you've actually done, you...

In part one we looked at one of the reasons your productivity can lapse when you become self employed. It's often the very reason you set up your own business; to escape the 'boss' and create a more flexible approach to working. But, this new flexible way of working...

In part one we looked at batching and how grouping similiar type tasks together makes you more productive. (If you missed it you can read it here) Being productive is very much about being in the 'flow'. Here's a definition of flow from Wikipedia: Flow is the...

(This is part 1 in a 3 part series on your productivity secret weapons) One of the reasons you may have started your business was 'freedom'. Freedom from the daily commute, the over controlling boss, the restraints of working in an office where you're constantly chasing deadlines. It's...

Are you so busy right now dealing with all of your customers that you don't have enough time to work on your own business? You're spending all of your time working on their needs and not enough on your own. You're putting in loads of hours to make...

Okay - I write a lot about time management and how to get the most out of your time and be productive. There is a reason for this. One of the biggest challenges clients face when they start working with me is that they don't have...

The upside of all the technology we have is that there is so much information at our fingertips on any subject. The downside of all the technology we have is that there is so much information at our fingertips on any subject. Whether it's booking a holiday, buying a...

So, I'm definitely a 'to-do' list kind of girl. I love being organised and have tried many new shiny things over the years that promise to make organising my life, work and everything in between, easier and slicker. But I always come back to the old-fashioned pen...

Could you be guilty of making your business more complicated than it needs to be? When you don't have enough time in the day to get everything done, do you get out your time management strategies, start making numerous to do lists, drawing schedules, prioritising and...