Mastering Your Time Like A Pro

Mastering Your Time Like A Pro

As a trade business owner, you are often wearing all of the hats, trying to keep everything in order. It can be hard to manage your time effectively and efficiently. Focusing on work and enjoying your personal life without feeling overwhelmed can be tough with endless to-do lists. But, mastering your time like a pro is easier than you think!

Imagine waking up in the morning with a clear mind, knowing your day ahead is a clean slate and all of yesterday’s tasks were completed. 

Imagine finishing work for the day and knowing everything has been ticked off. You’re able to be present and connect with friends or family fully.

This is all possible and it all comes down to implementing a solid task management system. 

Struggling to unplug from work is an all too common problem for trade business owners. It’s a problem because work overlaps into family time and personal time. There’s no OFF switch. The pressure to get everything done is intense and you have a million things to think about, plan and remember!

Constantly thinking and worrying about work can be harmful to your mental health and can negatively impact your performance when at work. Finding a way to have a brain dump is the perfect solution to free up some bandwidth and focus on winning back time freedom.

Your brain is like a computer – how much slower is your computer when you have a heap of applications open? Suuuuuper slowwwwww.

By keeping applications open one at a time and closing them down after use, we can free up some space on our computers so they run for longer and faster. Our mind is the same! Overload it and it gets frazzled and overwhelmed. 

So, how do you create a powerful task management system that works for you? 

First, start making a list of all the tasks you need to accomplish.

Prioritise them in order of importance and urgency. There are tools online like Asana that we use at the Academy to order and organise our tasks and to-do lists – these task management softwares are game changers and we have heaps of training videos on how to best use Asana in Mastermind.

If you have big projects, don’t try and complete the whole task at once. Breaking the big tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks will help you stay more motivated and focused, giving you a sense of accomplishment as you tick off each item on your list. 

Scheduling in time for breakfast, breaks and self-care is a must! Taking care of your mental and physical health is crucial for peak performance on the job. Setting boundaries and making time for the things that matter most to you is key!

Mastering your time like a pro is all about finding a system that works for you. Prioritising projects and breaking them down into bite size tasks can reduce stress, improve performance and win back freedom.

It’s a great way to stay motivated, track and reach your goals. We cover more on this in our Tradies Success magazine – download it now to get all the tips, tricks and hacks needed to grow and scale your trade business!

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