Are you struggling with time management? If you’re busy all day long and yet feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, not exactly accomplishing what you know are the key things you need to accomplish to bring in more income, have a better lifestyle, and create more time in your day, you will benefit from learning time management skills.

Are you:

    • overwhelmed?
    • stressed?
    • not accomplishing your goals?

I have the solution in 5 simple steps that you can apply to your day to create magnitude and really maximize your time. These are 5 things that you can do to clarify how to take care of your time so it is being used to its highest and best use.

Step 1. Start writing things down. It’s not possible to remember every detail and priority. Create an action step and a to-do list. I suggest you create it the night before for the next day. Today you want to write the list that what you’re going to do, the action steps you’re going to accomplish for tomorrow.

Step 2. Once you’ve compiled your to-do list, you’ll need to prioritize it. Label it A, B, and C. 1, 2, and 3.

All the ‘A’ items are urgent and important income producing activity – activity that’s going to drive you to your dream life. You’re going to label everything that’s that included in that category as an ‘A,’ and you’re going to go through and label it A1, A2, A3, A4.

You’re going to do the same things with ‘Bs’, the same thing with ‘Cs, and then you’re going to start your day by attacking item in order, number ‘A1,’ then you’re going to go to ‘A2,’ et cetera. That’s how you’re going to get the most done in your day, and make sure that your day is filled with doing the most important things first.

Step 3. This step is so important because now that you’ve written it down and prioritized it, you need to get focused. One thing at a time. The idea of multitasking is a myth. Studies have proven that you are not really multitasking, you’re simply jumping quickly from one thing to another, which wastes time. Stay focused on one thing at a time. To focus, you must commit yourself to the task at hand. You literally need to say, “This is what I’m going to be doing right now, and nothing else.” Once it is accomplished, refer to your list and then move on to that item. As you’re going A1, A2, A3, just simply follow the list and get it done.

Step 4.  An important element in focusing is a technique called time blocking. When there are multiple tasks on your list you need to block out time in your schedule. For example, maybe you want to clean out the garage or you want to make those calls to your specific target audience. You may be following up on your leads, or maybe you’re taking care of your taxes and paperwork on your computer. Whatever the task is, block out time in your schedule.

Maybe it’s Monday and you’re planning your week, you want to block out Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:30. That block of time is only going to be used doing returning emails. From 3 to 4, you’re going to be making phone calls to follow up clientele. Whatever the case is, you want to block out sections of your calendar. Do this for your entire week. By scheduling chunks of time to focus on those priorities you’ll accomplish them more easily.

Step 5. This step trumps everything else, because when you do all the other items and you forget this one, well you’re still going to get pulled off track. Number 5 is guard your time. It is the number one resource you cannot replace. Time is your number one resource and when it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Protect it. Protect it as you would protect anything else of value in your life.

During your day, there will be occasion for interruptions. If someone calls you up with an emergency, make sure it’s your emergency, not just theirs. When you’re interrupted, make sure to communicate that you’re focused on your one thing, or you’ve got a time block, and the time block for interruptions is Friday afternoon, maybe. Absolutely protect it. Be clear. Work your schedule and let it guide you as to what you’re going to be doing every single moment of every day. Guard your time.

We have 5 simple steps. 5 steps that you can do to absolutely get clear with your time, so that you absolutely make sure to manage your time effectively to get everything that you want done.

    1. Write it down. Make sure you’ve got that list of Action items in front of you.
    2. Prioritize those action items so that you know what to be doing first, second, third.
    3. Next you want to take one thing at a time, so one item off of that action item, focus on it, get it done.
    4. In your schedule absolutely create time blocks for those major projects that you want to accomplish.
    5. Guard your time with your life so that you actually get done, and get led to the dream life that you know you want.

These are 5 techniques that you can utilize to manage your time more effectively. Use them, let me know your comments and questions on them, because I want to make sure that your sales are getting closed, and your business thrives.

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Here is one of my Paul‘s Pick Me Ups from this week with a great training lesson for you.  These Paul‘s Pick Me Ups are a part of my Chain Breakers Club Membership Program.  These members receive Pick Me Ups like this daily in their inbox along with many other great benefits of the Chain Breakers Club.
Enjoy your Paul‘s Pick Me Up for this week:
“Effective people take effective actions.” – Paul Finck 

Do you think of how effective your action steps will be each night when planning out your to-do list for the next day?  Many times, I see and hear of people planning out their action steps for their next day.  When I ask whether those steps are the most effective thing they could be doing with their time, the answers vary. 

One of the secrets of the super-successful is they choose the most effective action to take to produce the results to help them achieve their principle targets faster.  One of the questions I use frequently throughout the day,

 “Is this the most effective use of my time right now?”

When I answer ‘No’, I change what I’m doing immediately.  

Now it helps to have the word effective defined for yourself.  For us, effective means the action is moving you the next step closer to your dream life and accomplishing your goals.  You want to ensure each step moves you closer to the life you want to be living instead of wasting time.

This effective use of your time starts when you are planning and prioritizing your next day the night before.  Make sure you have the most important and most impactful action steps high on the priority list each day.  This way, if you only accomplish those tasks, the day is still successful and moving you forward most effectively.

Implement this question into your life now.  Consciously ask yourself this question frequently throughout each day.  Make adjustments when needed to stay on track.  Enjoy becoming more effective and more successful each day when using this question!  

Breaking Your Chains!

Paul Finck

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I was talking to one of my coaching students last Friday. They kept talking about how quickly this week had flown by. You know how this goes. So many to-do’s on the list to accomplish and nowhere close to enough time to make it happen. This is exactly what they were describing to me. Has this ever happened to you?

They described this feeling they get in their stomach when they realize how they are running short on time to get it all done and feeling it will never happen. Do you ever have that feeling in your stomach? You know, the one where you have a huge knot the size of a softball which forms when you look at the clock and think what happened to all the time I had today to get everything completed?

The classic “Time keeps on slippin…, slippin…, slippin…, into the future” lyric from the Eagles song Fly Like an Eagle was playing in my head until a quote by one of our founding fathers popped it into the background:

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn

How can Richard Branson… or Bill Gates… or Warren Buffett have the same amount of time in the day as you do and get so much more accomplished? I know the answer lies right in this quote – most people use time very poorly. Using time effectively is a major reason why successful people are successful!

One of the first processes I show each of my students in their Success Blueprint is to create a list of action steps at the end of every day for tomorrow.

Now I have a couple different reasons for creating this the night before:

  • Your mind is still fresh with all the tasks you were doing throughout today and what the next step is in each process. This means more of the tasks are still at the surface of your conscious brain so they are easier to recall. There goes the sitting with your notebook or computer in front of you in the morning wondering what are you forgetting for today. You know what I mean, right? I know this has happened to you before too.
  • When you create this list the night before, you are ready to take action as soon as you wake up the next day… no thinking, just straight into action. It’s one of the reasons in the old commercial where the Army says they do more before 9 AM than most people do all day – they have a plan already set and immediately jump into action.
  • Having a list created with all the tasks prioritized means no thinking “What’s next? What should you do now?”. Have you had those times in your day? I know I used to. The next action steps are already at your finger tips to keep you moving forward. How much more can you accomplish every day without having to look for the next most important, most productive step to take toward your goals?

Now this process of mapping out your day the night before is just one of the many processes I teach my students when they work with me. And when they put it into practice consistently, they achieve the results they have wanted and enjoy their life more while having less stress.

Are you looking for these same results in your life too?

  • Get more done every day
  • Have more free time to spend doing what you want… time with family, exercise, read a book, finally get to implement the great idea for your own business
  • Get rid of the feeling of never-ending frustration when you don’t get it all done
  • Reviewing your day, your week or your month and knowing you did everything in your power to “create your life, your way”.

This does not even take into account how much more this will create financially in your life.

It took me many years to figure out on my own these exact strategies I share with my students and use daily in my life. I know you want much quicker results than years down the road, right?

My suggestion would be to come work with me so I can show you many other entrepreneurial processes to speed up your learning curve.  When you are ready to accelerate your success, email me at: and place in the subject line: Show Me How Paul.  I have a special offer for those who take action now!