As small business owners and entrepreneurs, it is imperative that we keep our minds alert so we can focus on our business, and that we are physically in shape. Our bodies are temples and lifelines. If your body is weak and stressed, how do think you can function enough to run a business?
Recently, I shared several images on Instagram from magazines I was reading while in Barnes & Nobles. One of my followers responded,
“Keep it coming!! I had a rough day yesterday, so your posts have been encouraging me to keep pressing on. Today, I woke up with a whole new attitude, and your posts keep confirming what I must do! Thank You!!”
As soon as I read those words, I knew I had to call her. I sent her a DM to call me with my number. I even joked that I normally do not give out my number even though it is listed everywhere for my business. I am very accessible person, and there is a reason behind that. There is no guarded surface behind my success story, but I still have to watch out for the dangers of giving my number to strangers. I knew from this person’s posts, however, that she was someone I must talk to. But wait, there’s more!
We all get the same hours, minutes, and seconds in a day (86,400 seconds to be exact). Studies show that we waste an average of 55 hours a week doing mindless things. Times have changed, and it has effected our productivity. The keys to a successful business can be found in creating time management to achieve your goals.
We spend countless hours “interacting” on social networks, but lack actual social skills. There are countless paradoxical ways that we waste time when we should be more productive. Personally, I am socially awkward and have no problem admitting that, but that’s why I am now a member of my local toast masters club, not sitting in front of a computer screen.
I am not surprised by the amount of time wasted by people who lack time management skills. However, I like my days scheduled out, and it has been that way for quite some time. But wait, there’s more!