4. Time Matrix

Getting More Time By Planning Your Time

Most owners of small businesses don’t have enough time to do all the things they need to, let alone the things they want to or should be doing.

But those people who plan their time don’t suffer as badly – because planning is the key to time management. Imagine this…

  • Start with a bucket, some big rocks enough to fill it, some small stones, some sand and
  • Put the big rocks in the bucket – is it full?
  • Put the small stones in around the big rocks – is it full?
  • Put the sand in and give it a shake – is it full?
  • Put the water in. Now it’s

The point is: unless you put the big rocks in first, you won’t get them in at all. And once you’ve done that you’ll find room for the other, smaller issues.

Plan time-slots for your big issues before anything else, or the inevitable sand and water issues will fill up your days and you won’t fit the big issues in.

PS A big issue doesn’t necessarily have to be a work task – it could be your child’s sports-day, or a holiday.

Each module starts with two relatively open questions which You Must Answer!

You then hit Save.

You will be emailed the rest of the module, which is in a Word compatible format .rtf and a link to a Google Doc, which will allow you to edit online.

This document contains the rest of the module, to include everything we know about the subject, links, examples, and of course further key questions for you to answer as well.

Being your document on your PC or in the cloud, you can save at any stage and go back to at any time too. In fact, this is probably the best way to tackle this work.

So let’s start this module by answering these questions:

This document contains the rest of the module, including everything we know about the subject, links, examples, and of course further key questions for you to answer as well.

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