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Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

By April 8, 2015 October 20th, 2019 15 Comments
 

I’m a time management geek! As an entrepreneur, you have to be an expert at time management. As an employee, your daily schedule is mostly dictated by your boss or company. As an entrepreneur, you have to make it up as you go along! You have to decide what the best use of your time is for the biggest contribution to your company.

That’s why I’m sharing a glimpse into my daily routine that I’ve optimized for productivity. Feel free to use this as your schedule blueprint.  Plus, find out the ONLY two hours of the day you should be reachable.

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15 Comments

  • Tamatha says:

    Matt- Thank you for this! I think you have a great spirit about you that is refreshing. Best wishes to you and your family.

  • Giancarlo Romero says:

    Matt, thank you for the tips, they have been very valuable and it has already increased my
    productivity!!
    Very inspiring, thanks again!

  • Katon Kras says:

    Thanks for the insight. Did you have any suggestions on balancing family? Do you mostly save those opportunities for the weekend?

    Thanks,

    Katon

    • Matt Clark says:

      Katon,
      Family is the most important thing one can have in life. Don’t forget that. Entrepreneurs should absolutely make time for family and enjoying life. My time management suggestions are ideal for entrepreneurs getting started and getting their business off the ground. You will find that in the beginning, you will have to put in extra time and work to achieve success. Ideally, the time you put in at the beginning will translate to more free time to do what you please once you’ve achieved success and have hired more people to do the work for you. I hope that helps!

  • Jessica says:

    Hey Matt,
    I like your idea of sharing those tips and I highly appreciate it. However, most challenging I found is not the basic structure for the day, but the fact that the To do list gets longer every day as it turns out that “minor” to do’s are actually big tasks. I rarely finish my To do list for the day which feels frustrating even though I am productive. I would appreciate if you would be willing to comment on how to handle that without feeling driven by the tasks that wait to be done…
    And my time is much more limited as two kids long for mommy’s attention as well…

    • Matt Clark says:

      Hi Jessica, great question! It’s truly a matter of prioritizing what’s most important. Sometimes you’ll find that the minor tasks are only big because they are time-consuming…that doesn’t mean they’re worth taking the time to do. I have a 3-tier system for this kind of thing called “Eliminate, Automate, Delegate”. Basically, you first need to decide if the task is worth doing. If not, eliminate it. If so, find out if it’s something that can actually take LESS time by automating it with software or maybe there’s just an easier way to do it. Lastly, if it’s important but not automatable, it’s time to hire someone who can do it for you. This could be a Virtual Assistant or an intern. At the end of the day, if you accomplished the most important things on your to-do list, it is okay to give yourself some time to recharge.

  • Tom Harvey says:

    Matt, your suggestions are great and certainly will keep one focused..

    They are great guidelines and with an ability to prioritize and organize, it would naturally flow that the day would go smoother and be more efficient

    With this structure, the bumps that occur on a daily basis are easier to absorb..

    Thanks for the share

  • James Buchanan says:

    Great framework for keeping on top of everything Matt… thank you for that. For creative types, organization & time management is rarely a forte. However, this simple routine gives even organizationally-challenged people hope to stay on track. Brilliant! Much appreciated.

  • Marina Furlough says:

    Hello Matt,
    Thank u for your sharing!!
    My time management skill is very poor,
    your tips really are going to help me a lot!!

  • Daniela says:

    thanks for the video, I just cannot find the inforgraph, however hard I try 🙂 Can s.b. help me out?

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