Time. It’s something none of us can afford to waste. And yet, despite our many gadgets and supposed time-saving devices, we can’t seem to cram our days full enough to keep ourselves — and our businesses — above water. Well, it’s always good to get some outside help, and driven entrepreneurs are a great source of inspiration when it comes to increasing productivity. If you aren’t interested in self-improvement, just keep doing what you’re doing. If you want to grow, however, you might want to incorporate at least one of the following tips from celebrated entrepreneurs.
Beginner Time-Management Tips
From the start of your day to your everyday patterns, it always helps to get off to a good start:
“Get up early enough to have coffee and check email before waking children (Start day feeling proactive)” (from Sara Stein, Founder, Sisters of Los Angeles)
“If you commute, don’t do quick calls and brief emails. Instead use that chunk of potential seclusion for writing a difficult or long email you’ve been putting off.” (from James Hirschfeld, Co-founder & CEO, Paperless Post)
“Block work time to make sure you’re productive at something each day – and you aren’t the bottleneck.” (from Jordana Kier, Co-CEO LOLA)
“Set a routine and never break it.” (from Patrick Quinlan, CEO, Convercent)
Positive Time-Management Tips
Healthy habits are shown to have benefits such as increasing productivity, and these tips certainly contribute to that concept:
“Exercise to reach meditative state that will spark new ideas.” (from Neil Grimmer, Founder & CEO, Habit)
“Share a piece of good news across the office every day.” (from Monica Guzman, COO Konnect Agency)
“Schedule 20-minute walking meetings with your office.” (from Evelyn Rusli, Co-founder, Yumi)
“Can’t get out? Do sets of exercises between calls and meetings like 20 squats, 20 jumping jacks, etc. Bonus if you break a sweat.” (from Martellus Bennett, Founder, The Imagination Agency)
Plugged-in Time-Management Tips
Today’s technology can be a bane or a blessing — sometimes both! The most successful people know how to leverage technology for their own benefit:
“Have great WiFi even if you have to bring it with you.” (from Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder Reddit & Initialize Capital)
“Fake listening to headphones so no one bothers me.” (from Scott Tannen, Co-founder & CEO, Boll & Branch)
Personal Time-Management Tips
As you may have noticed, many of those tips centered on maximizing small slices of time those less driven individuals might just assume will be wasted. As a successful business person yourself, we’re guessing you already have some of your own secrets to maximizing time. Why not share them with us?
Top Time-Management Tools
The best suggestion we have for improving time management is to take a look at what Jackrabbit software can do for you. Did you know that Jackrabbit Class Management Software was developed to help busy business owners like you better manage their time? Co-founder Mark Mahoney explains his own experience as a floundering gymnastics academy manager and his vision and passion in the video below.
From the Jackrabbit Class blog:
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