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How To Succeed With Good Time Management Technique

Aug 17, 2007
A very successful way to get ahead of the competition is the mastery of effective time management technique. Intelligent use of time management technique can help you become more efficient, professional, and organized. A lot of people lose a substantial amount of available business due to the lack of these skills.

Why put off to tomorrow what you can do today. That well known saying has been used so often that sooner or later it's got to become imprinted in people's sub conscious. But be careful you don't take it too far. So what am I getting at?

Good time management technique isn't just about getting everything done today; whatever it is so you can have plenty of spare time on your hands tomorrow. That is bad management, believe me, I've been there and while it works for a little while this is what I found. I thought I was being time smart. I thought with all the extra time I had I could get more accomplished. Instead though, I started to become precious with my extra time. I would ark up if unscheduled work suddenly found it's way to my desk. Yes, I created free time but didn't want do any work at all during it. Imagine that, I was going to my job to enjoy my free time. I eventually became bored and unhappy with my environment and became...dare I say it, unbearable for my work colleagues.

It sounds a bit drastic doesn't it. I had to realise that prioritizing tasks plays a big part in good time management technique. When I finally realised this I made the necessary adjustments and yes, I was back!

Efficient time management means that not only can you make more money, but you can also have time left over for other activities. I have compiled a list of tips on time management techniques.

Cultivate the habit of maintaining a good appointment calendar. Schedule appointments well in advance and while scheduling, pay attention to small details like, location of the appointment and arranging the time so that you do not have to commute during the rush hour traffic.

Networked events should also find their place in your appointment calendar. This helps you gain more efficiency in coordinating your schedule with your clients.

You must decide on what your minimum billing time will be. If you do not have a minimum billing time to refer to, it is very easy to fall into time and money loss. While calculating the minimum billing time, do not omit to factor in travel time.

Keep a record of every minute that you work and not just billable hours. The time spent on tasks like administrative, training, marketing, and selling should also be accounted for, so you can study and decide where to spend more time or less. Task lists or to-do lists are great organizing tools for daily use. You can also buy one of the many software programs which come with reminders and automatic triggers, to help you remember all the important things you need to do.

If you are in the habit of listening to audio books on technical or business training, then a very effective time management technique is to listen to them while driving.

Effective time management techniques are basically tools to ensure that everything gets done, and more so, gets done on time. So, set time aside for miscellaneous tasks like billing, banking, revising the marketing strategy, and so on. Professional development continues throughout your career. A lot of people neglect this vital time management technique once their business gets going. Set at least one day aside every three months for professional development.
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Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. Get the latest time management technique tips by visiting: http://www.timemanagementsite.com
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