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Now, you’ve heard me say before that you can’t actually get more time, which is true. You have 1,440 minutes every day and you aren’t going to get any more no matter how hard you wish for or dream of having it. Not to mention the fact that time isn’t real, it’s a concept so you can’t get more of something that doesn’t really exist.

What you can do though is make some steps to get back the time that you’re wasting right now and to make better investments of your time. Click the play button and check out this episode of  Time & Space on Own Your Power Radio. I’m giving you seven ways you can find more time.

Time Saving Tips

ClocksandHourglassLet’s face it, work days are busy and it can be hard to organize your days in a way that help you get it all done. Here are three tips that will save time and keep your productive.

  • Segment Your Days or Your Week-One thing that works is to break your days or weeks into segments. Structure your days or your week in a way that has you set specific time periods in the day or week for various tasks. For example, I have two days in my week where I don’t see clients. Those days are designated for working on internal things like my programs, and things related to my business systems. Setting aside that time keeps those things happening every week as they need to.  I also have one day and then segments of others that are for clients only. Look at the different types of tasks that you have on a regular basis and group them by day throughout the week or create segments in your day for particular tasks.
  • Prioritize-It’s easy to get sidetracked and have your entire day or week be off course. Determine your priorities ahead of time, based upon the bigger items or projects that you have on your plate. Once you’ve determined the priority for each, it becomes easy to know what things to focus on and what things don’t get your time and energy. You start to schedule your priorities instead of prioritizing your schedule.
  • Use One Calendar-PLEASE stop using multiple calendars! It’s enough to drive you crazy, not to mention having things fall through the cracks because you have two or more places to schedule events and tasks. Determine what type of calendar is a fit for you, based upon your personality then use that one calendar to house your business, personal and family calendar items. Doing so keeps things from falling through the cracks and will keep you from double booking.


When there’s no clear plan for maximizing productivity, so many things can snatch away your precious time.  Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share info with you on those productivity killers.  Each of these will kill your productivity if you let it.  No matter how much any of them may be present in your environment, there are solutions to conquering these productivity killers.

Clutter is a big culprit when it comes to both home and office spaces.  It shows up in the form of paper, email and things to do.  Paper is the#1 culprit in homes and offices and it’s necessary to keep it under control.

Keep a handle on what comes into your inbox every day.  There are three stages for the paper you see every day: it comes in, you’re working on it, or it’s going out.  Go through your incoming items every day and determine what needs to happen to each thing.  Here, the 3 Ds apply: Discard, Delegate, Do it Now.  Discard it if it’s irrelevant , if you don’t need it any longer or if you can get it again.  Throwing away something that you don’t need is one of the bets things that you can do.  It’s a small step, but keeps the clutter away.  If you come across something that someone else can do, then delegate it, but be sure you give it to the right person with clear instruction and a completion date.  If you decide that it’s something that you need to do, then place it on your to-do list or into your calendar if it’s going to take longer than 15 minutes to complete.  Be sure to prioritize what you add to your list and be sure to schedule enough time to do each.

Paper can take over in just a short time and have you confused as to which way to go and what to do next.  this, needless to say, is not productive at all.  If you keep the paper under control, you can keep control over your inbox, how you’re spending your time and you’ll be more productive.

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