Everyone gets the same number of hours in a day.
And the lack of time is not the problem; it’s the lack of direction.
What sets great leaders apart is how they manage their time. It’s important to remember that you can replace money, but you can’t replace time.
The first step is to take inventory of your time. How do you feel at the end of the week?
Did my kids get the best of me this week? Did my spouse?
Do they know how much I love them and that they are a priority?
Did you get to everything you wanted to do in your business?
Taking an inventory gives you a good perspective of how you can change and where you can turn the dials.
Ask yourself: What are the things that require your time and what are the things that someone can do for you?
To start answering this, consider the following:
1. Build out an ideal work week to determine when your energy levels are high and when you are doing what you enjoy. This way, you can be intentional about building your schedule and identifying where you need help.
Your job is important, but so are your family, friends, and outside passions. Have a hard start and stop time — and don’t let any lines blur.
2. Manage your time so that your 24 hours are impactful and you’re making a difference in the areas that need you the most. We all have special gifts and a calling, and if you’re not managing your time well, you are missing your calling and opportunities to make a difference.
Think about what your hourly rate is and where you’re going to make the most impact.
You may love planning travel or managing your calendar, but your hourly rate is too high to be doing those things. What no one else can do in your business? That’s your job. You shouldn’t be scheduling lunch or travel plans.
3. Having a Virtual Assistant increases your capacity and provides you a ‘thinking partner’ in your business. This person understands you and understands how you think. And they often love completing the tasks you hate.
In this episode of Maxwell Leadership Podcast, Mark Cole and our CFO Lisa Zeeveld have a conversation about time — and how to protect your time with a Virtual Assistant.
To get started on learning how to lead and delegate in order to succeed, text MAXWELL to 55123 to download our latest eBook, “Lead Anyone From Anywhere.”