Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Coaching Business Builder - Notice Your Time Suckers

Leveraging,and maximizing, your time as a business owner is a key for success. It's very easy to get pulled off-course, especially when you are working from home. Whether it is the shiny new item, or the "must do" to build your business, it is very easy to lose sight of what's important getting you results as you build your business.

Today's post is an encouragement for you to notice where your time is really being spent. I am sure many of you provide your coaching clients with an assignment of tracking their time. Why not try it yourself. Here's the activity:

For the next week (or two) note where your time is being spent. You may wish to note it in 15 or 30 minute blocks.

After a week (or two) total up where your time has been spent. Notice:
1. Where are your time suckers - those activities which really do not add any value (in the short/medium or long term) and are taking up a lot of time?
2. What is out of balance?
3. What activities are giving you results? How much time/focus are you actually giving these?
4. What do you want to be doing more of?
5. What do you need to say NO to?

I'm always really interested in hearing about where time are being spent in the groups and individuals I work with. Feel free to comment below on what you notice!

Have a terrific, and focused, week,

Jennifer Britton, PCC, CPCC
Group Coaching Essentials - sessions for this ICF accredited program start on May 10, 19 and June 9th (6.75 CCEs)
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010): http://bit.ly/dAlgf3
Phone: 416.996.8326
Email: info{at}potentialsrealized{dot}com

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