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There’s NO time like the present… Time Management

Time… It can be hurtful.  But, in all seriousness, time is something that certainly can be controlled, and it is something that you MUST control.

One of the things we’ve identified in our studies is, everybody’s got the same 24 hours.  It’s not like somebody has an advantage over somebody else.  We’ve all got the same 24 hours, and the last time I checked, we all need sleep, and we all need to have downtime, and frankly time is another four letter word.

HOW are you controlling your time right now? 

You need to identify this, it’s tedious and meticulous, and it’s a pretty uncomfortable process.  It involves sitting down daily for a couple of days and writing down everything that you do.

It’s good to identify the things that you do well, and to spend the majority of your time doing the things that you do well, because that’s where you’re going to get your biggest bang for your buck.

It’s not easy, but once you get it under control… imagine when you walk down the hall and you have a little extra air under your step.  This can happen to YOU!

Your business life will be better, which will in turn make your personal life better, which will in turn allow you to be just better at everything you do.  You can give back to your community more, and it’s just a much more pleasant experience.

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”  –Joseph Heller

What are you waiting for?

To get all of the details about HOW You Can Take Total CONTROL of Your Time TODAY, call 800-770-9984.

Are You ON It or IN It?

Happy Friday!

What a mountain of opportunity we have in front of us today…. and every day! It is our absolute hope that you are taking advantage of each window that opens before you.

Which leads to this thought process – When do you work ON your business? Do you set a weekly goal with a minimum number of hours that you will commit to work ON your agency business? And when you work ON your agency business, are physically in the office? Do you include “key team members” ? Does your planning always contribute to your overall agency goals?

We call this time working ON our business “Chunka-Time”. Chunks of time planning your success.

Our challenge to you today is to set a weekly goal with a minimum of ONE hour to work ON your business. Not IN it.

Good luck!!!

Not sure what to focus on first? We can help. We have a list of 69 PROVEN Bullets from our own “living agency laboratory” ready to you to implement. Never look back again, call us today – 800.770.9984

Make a difference, Be Unstoppable, Leave No Regrets

Chunka Time

Thanks to insurance counsler and agent Scott Marquart of Escondido, CA for this question – ” I need helping scheduling my day”.

Scott, we have all been there and those who are honest still fall back into this quandry from time to time. Having been through many time optimization and time management theories, here’s a couple of simple tips that work wonders:

1. Simply sit down and plan your week before it starts. Figure out when the planning works best for YOU – the Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday morning before the coming week. Write it down, just brain sprint all of the things you need to get done for the coming week
2. Go back and circle your highest priority items
3. For those highest priority items (these should also be tasks that more quickly advance your personal or professional life), it is a good idea to set aside “chunks of time”. In many cases, it is best to perform these tasks away from the office or in a quiet, secluded area, in a location where you can focus and think clearly. This might be a home office, the office of a friend or colleague or even the library. You decide what works best for you
4. If possible, delegate as many items as possible from this list to someone else
5. If you struggle, find an accountability partner to keep you on task each week. Accountability partners are great as both parties normally benefit from this exercise

In the words of Winston Churchill “the war was not won with the plan, it was won with the planning

Also, turn off your phone and leave email alone during this time.

Good luck, let us know about your massive success!