From Busy to Balanced: The Secret to Gaining More Time

Today, I’m excited to share with you an incredible exercise that’s not just eye-opening but potentially life-changing. It’s about understanding how we spend our time in both our business and personal lives. 

For many of us, the concept of automation in business is like a beacon of hope. It promises the return of lost time, offering days, even weeks, back into our busy schedules. 

But here’s the catch: automating your business takes time. You don’t save time immediately; you invest time to save more later.

So, let’s dive into how you can win back all the wasted time in your life and business. 

Remember, we all have the same 168 hours each week. It’s how we use them that makes the difference.

Excited to take control of your time and transform your business? Book a call with Outsourced Doers today and start your journey towards efficient time management. 

The Two-Week Work Diary Challenge

I challenge you to keep a two-week work diary. Track everything you do in 30-minute increments, using your phone, planner, or notebook. 

The key here is honesty. 

Whether it’s 45 minutes on Instagram, 5 hours of sleep, or 90 minutes of Netflix, write it down. 

No judgment, just observation.

Business vs. Personal Time

Once you’ve tracked your time, categorize it into ‘business’ and ‘personal’. This will give you a clear picture of how much time you’re dedicating to your business. If it’s less than 10 hours a week, it’s time to reassess your commitment. 

Your business needs more to thrive.

Identifying Time Wasters

Next, identify time-wasting activities. What’s not mission-critical over the next 14 days? Could you cut down social media browsing, delegate the soccer run, or limit email checking to 30 minutes a day? 

By doing this, you’re effectively adding extra days to your schedule.

​​Feeling inspired to optimize your time but not sure where to start? We’re here to help!  Connect with Outsourced Doers for strategies tailored to your business needs.

The Power of 'No'

This step might require some courage. You might need to say ‘no’ to things you’ve always said ‘yes’ to. It’s about prioritizing your time. 

If it’s hard, involve someone who cares about you and can help you make these tough decisions.

The Art of Chunking

Finally, divide your work diary into different business divisions. This helps you see where you’re spending most of your time and if you’re neglecting more profitable areas.

Your Turn

Now, it’s your turn. Grab your planner and start tracking your time. I can’t wait to hear about your discoveries and breakthroughs. 

It’s not just about finding time; it’s about making it. 

Here’s to taking control and making every one of those 168 hours count!

Ready to reclaim your time and elevate your business? Don’t let another minute slip away. Book a call with Outsourced Doers and discover the path to a more productive, balanced, and fulfilling professional life.

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