Time Management Hacks … what 22 successful entrepreneurs do!

Time Management CourseBesides money, time is the greatest commodity that any professional person or entrepreneur has. It makes sense, then, that the most successful ones have figured out some handy productivity hacks to make the most of their days. The Business Insider published an article entitled, 22 successful entrepreneurs share their best productivity hack, by Richard Feloni.

I found some of these “hacks” to be quite interesting, although not everyone will have the freedom, flexibility or discretion to employ these strategies. However, there may be a way to customize some of these “hacks” in a way that will be beneficial and allowable. These “hacks” were collected and used by entrepreneurs from of a wide range of industries and experience levels. If you wish to review the complete article, here is the link.

I thought that my readers would be interested in 5 of these Time Saving Hacks.

1. Dustin Moskovitz, Asana CEO, has No Meetings Wednesdays. He keeps his schedule free in the middle of every week to have one day of uninterrupted work. It’s “an invaluable tool for ensuring you have some contiguous space to do project work,” he writes on Quora.

2. Beth Doane, founder of Raintees, sends all calls go to voicemail. Doane lets all of her non-scheduled calls go to voicemail, or else she would never get anything done, she says. “I tend to return calls at the end of the day, and if someone really needs to reach me I have my assistant’s info on my voicemail and let her decide if it’s really an ‘important’ call.”

3. Eric Casaburi, founder and CEO of Retro Fitness, multitasks by combining a “brainless” activity with a “brain-required” activity. Casaburi founded the first Retro Fitness in 2004 as an affordable gym for fitness buffs of all intensity levels. “For example, you could exercise on a treadmill while taking a conference call (something that I do frequently),” he says.

4. Jamie Wong, founder of Vayable, schedules three non-work-related activities a week that nothing can interfere with. She commits to one activity in each of the categories “Create,” “Love,” and “Grow.” Right now, for example, she’s learning how to play songs on her guitar (Create), keeping Thursday and Saturday nights reserved for friends (Love), and taking boxing lessons (Grow).

5. Roger J. Hamilton, founder of the XL Group, categorizes every task as a “project” or a “process” and then strictly manages them. Hamilton wants to spend most of his time growing his business rather than maintaining it. That’s why he and his team members categorize every task as either a project or a process, and he then automates or outsources as many processes as possible so that he can focus on growing his brand.

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James E. McClain is the author of Successful Career Development: A Game Plan, the book upon which some of our training programs are based. He has over 30 years' experience as a corporate HR executive, small business owner with ongoing experience in career development and as a college instructor. His educational background includes a B.S. and Masters degrees Education and Certification in Financial Planning. Our promise is that "you can pay more for training but you can not buy better training." The mission is to deliver the most effective and cost effective training and development programs.

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