In today’s atmosphere, many of us are struggling with being overworked and overwhelmed, procrastination and having too many interruptions and distractions that are stopping things from getting done.
Bill Baren, Founder of Bill Baren Coaching and the Time Experts Telesummit, joined us on this episode of Small Business Trends radio to provide tips on how to get more done – in much less time.
Below is a sampling of a few of the tips Bill suggests using immediately to help you prioritize your work, increase your productivity, minimize distractions and decrease your stress level:
- The Bureau of Labor — reports some staggering statistics regarding our current time management tactics. They report that 1 in 5 people works 80 hours a week or more; 50% make business calls and check email while driving; 18% read work related emails and documents in the bathroom; and 100% said its worse for them today than it was a year ago with regards to their time.
- The most important tip — for improving time management is to not play small – go for the gold. If you’re investing your time into something, make it the biggest gain and push yourself for the greatest result for your efforts, skill and talents.
- The power hour — is a successful tactic. Set the clock for an hour. No interruptions, no phone calls, no emails. And use that fully concentrated time to complete a task. You may find that with such a focused effort – you don’t even need the entire hour to finish the task. That’s the power of uninterrupted productivity.
- Learn how to deal with — information. There’s so much out there that when we want it, we can get it. So stop collecting information and data.
- Only open your email — when you’re in the position to handle it. Don’t collect the information and then deal with it later. Address your email ONLY when you can follow through on it to completion. Open it, answer it, file it.
Apply all of Bill’s tips to your day to help you get more done in less time by listening to his full interview now by clicking the red and yellow player below.
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