Lead the Dance with Time

Are you clocking in early and burning the midnight oil every single day? As a small business owner you may feel that is required to get ahead, but it doesn’t have to be the pattern for your days.  A few small changes can help you lead the dance with time.

  • Create a daily to-do list. Instead of drowning in a sea of week-long and month-long chores use this lean list of the musts for the day ahead to help you get things done.  
  • Master the art of the elegant “No.” Don’t put stress and pressure on yourself by taking on additional tasks when you know you can’t complete your current workload. You’re setting yourself up for failure.  
  • Pause.  Non- stop work is not sustainable. After awhile your productivity falls so take a breather and get ready to work again.  
  • Multi-tasking is a myth. Learn to devote your undivided attention to the task at hand.  

Sure, you can dance into the office at the crack of dawn, exiting with the setting sun, but that is not a dance with productivity. You won’t really get more done, you will just burn out sooner. 

a few of our favorite conversations about time management

 

Get More Done by Noon with Dave Ruel

Most of us started our business to to bring some freedom into our lives. Dave Ruel David divides this topic into three freedoms, time, creative and financial. We want to do what we want, when we want and not be concerned about negative financial implications of those decisions.

Energy Management with Ellen Goodwin

According to Ellen Goodwin you can have all the plans in the world, manage your time, block out time for specific activities, but if you have no energy, you’re going to be dead in the water.

Get More Done in less time with Sagan Morrow

Mix tasks which sap our energy with those that give you a boost.

about the show

It started as a conversation with friends. When someone would drop by Roundpeg, Lorraine would pull out her iPhone and record a bit of banter. From those first, informal interactions with local marketing professionals, authors, and entrepreneurs, More than a Few Words, a marketing podcast was born.

Over the last decade, we’ve experimented with lots of formats including 30-minute live episodes, complete with a call-in number and a real-time Twitter feed. There were half-baked marketing ideas, conversations with marketing celebrities, lots of laughs, and good information along the way.

Today, the ten-minute conversations are heard by business owners around the world looking for practical tips and a little bit of marketing inspiration.