I want to share something important with you today. It’s something that has helped my clients achieve amazing results for almost 20 years. It has helped them master time management and make massively more progress than ever before.
Here it is.
Never enough time?
The average small business owner complains that they never have enough time. This is factually incorrect. They have 24 hours available to them every day, just like the most successful business owners.
What the average small business owner lacks isn’t time.
What they lack is direction.
“If you don’t know where you’re going, every road will get you there.”
— Lewis Carroll
One of the main reasons that time management training is so ineffective, is that it teaches people how to get things done. Without direction, time management simply shows you how to do more of the wrong things. You end up with to-do lists and journals, with lots of things crossed off – yet you make too little progress. So, you try to get even more things done, thinking that’s what you need in order to succeed.
The net result: You end up working hard, getting stressed and feeling frustrated at your lack of progress.
I’ll let you into a secret
I’ve worked with and studied some incredibly successful people. None of them have a time management problem. Why? Simple. They have direction. They know what they want to achieve and this gives them the clarity to know what they need to do.
This skill is vital to your success, which is why I work on it with my clients. My clients know where they are today and they know where they want to be in; 6 months, 12 months, 3 years, 5 years and 10 years time. This powerful sense of direction allows us to plan ahead with total clarity.
If you find yourself working hard, yet making too little progress, stop focusing on time management and learn how to find the direction you need.
As my clients have found, once you know exactly where you’re going, it’s a lot easier to plot your course!