Do these 3 Things to Improve Time ManagementWednesday, November 21st, 2018
Something heard from contractors across all service types, regardless of how many years they’ve been in business is, “I don’t have time.”
What the contractor is referring to is that:
- I don’t have time to keep up with the videos in the School of Entrepreneurship
- I don’t have time to implement new systems or processes
- I don’t have time to implement what I’ve learned
What is really being said is that the contractor is spending their time in different ways. It’s not that there’s “no” time, but rather, there’s “no” time for these things because other things are taking precedent. Their job is too big (meaning the leader/owner is doing too much) or that the owner is working in their business running sales, installing work, or even answering the phone.
The Problem of Having No Time
A business depends on the leader/owner for its direction and success. If the leader has thinking problems or not enough time to think, this will reflect in the business. When we see a business with a problem, we can trace it back to the way the owner is thinking.
One of the goals of The School of Entrepreneurship is to get the leader to go from doing everything, to do nothing.
Go from doing everything – generally early in a contractor’s career – to doing nothing.
When a contractor starts their business, they do all the jobs. Hopefully, if the contractor is of the right thinking, and on the right path, that they eventually get to doing as little as possible.
A Time Management Strategy
The leader needs to continuously cut off parts of their job, delegating to others, and thus creating a time management process for themselves. Hiring great people, coaching them, and delegating parts of the job to them, becomes the role of the leader. Three simple principles to follow include:
- Hiring. Hiring of the right people comes first if a leader or business owner is going to be able to delegate or empower their managers.
“Go from labor to leadership as fast as possible!”
If you need help with hiring, the School has the HireHigher recruiting and hiring program as a standalone course. You can get it here.
It’s an illusion for the leader to believe that one day that there will be enough time to catch up. That’s a poor time management strategy. The solution is to delegate everything in the leader’s life except leadership.
"Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”