6 Time Management Tips for your Consultancy Business
By theconsultant. Published on Tuesday June 14, 2022
Are you running a consultancy business and are struggling to accomplish even the smallest of tasks? Do you feel like some people have more than 24 Hours in a day?
Here are some of our best tips to run a successful consultancy business while saving your precious time.
Break down your goals
When you create your goals, they are mostly long term. This can be a burden. Narrowing down your goals is very crucial. Start by picking one goal and break it down to quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily goals. It’s about progress and not perfection.
“A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” – Greg Reid
Use Google Drive
Did you expect this? Google Drive is a powerful tool to store and tidy your projects and even invoices. It’s also easy to use anywhere with internet access, especially if you are working remotely. Sharing projects with your clients will also become easier. You can even colour code your folders.
Use time blocking
Stay productive and organised by using tools such as the Google Calendar to time block everything. From appointments, daily to dos, lunch and even meetings. It’s all about analysing your tasks and dividing your day into blocks of time.
Respect your time and stay focused
This could be as simple as removing notifications whilst you do your work. You don’t always have to be available for people and clients. Be mindful and dedicate a time to check your Social Media, emails and/or clients communications. #
Delegate as soon as possible
Don’t say yes to everything. If you can delegate, do this with tasks you like the least or/and take a lot of time. Look at what needs your attention the most and do that.
Look after yourself
Keep one hour per day to look after your physical health and mental well-being so that you make the most of your productivity. Unless you want to burnout yourself, take breaks between meetings, appointments and your to-dos. There is nothing wrong with resting.