Do you have trouble with time management? Do you feel scattered, like someone pulled in every direction? This can happen to you when you are self-employed, because everything falls on you, the owner of the company. But I recently read something that piqued my interest. It caused me to think a little. I read it in Tim Ferris’ latest book, Tools of Titans. It said, that people who are always too busy are really not busy, they are lazy.
Yeah, that struck me as odd too. But, if you think of being too busy as an excuse for not making the hard decisions about priorities, I have to say that the comment has a point.
What do you think? Is your business running you or are you running your business? If you aren’t sure, ask your family. They will know if your priorities are straight. Time management is an essential part of running a successful business and successful life. But time management begins by setting proper priorities that align with your situation, values, morals, and responsibilities.
Why not take a few minutes and determine, “What am I doing?” Is this or that activity the best use of my time? Would it be better to pass on certain low-margin jobs? Should I delegate work to those who can do it more efficiently than me? Should I take the time to hone my skills? To be sure these questions are not easy. But if you don’t ask them, you will regret it.Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE, is the owner of Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. He helps people restore their balance with nature through publishing, training, consulting, and the internet. He has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications (http://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel) along with several books (https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/store-2/). He is a sought after speaker and trainer. If you would like to have Stephen speak at your event or use his consultation services, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright All postings are the property of Stephen M. Vantassel and Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. Text (not images) may be reprinted in non-profit publications provided that the author and website URL is included. If images wish to be used, explicit and written permission must be obtained from Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC.