Almost everyone needs to work on their time management skills. Whole books have been written on the subject, like The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. It's a personal favourite. However, we can start with a few time management tips in one post to begin structuring our day better and getting efficiency out of our sales and marketing teams.
Start Your Day With What's Usually Most Difficult, Yet Most Lucrative
Most people approach this backwards, but there are benefits to tackling the tough stuff right at the beginning of your day when you have the most energy to do so. For many of us, it's phone calls. If that includes you, there's an added benefit to following this advice: if you call early enough, screeners for calls may not have arrived yet, so you can get directly to the executive you're trying to call and save yourself some time.
Paperwork and Other Fluffy Stuff Waits For the End of the Day
If your day at the office is drawing to a close, and you find yourself increasingly ready to go home, that's not the ideal time to make calls or to start very challenging things. After following the first step, the logical place for paperwork and lower priority things is the end of the day.
Only Check Email a Couple of Times a Day
We all waste 80% of our day looking at nonsense in the inbox, and important things don't usually arrive that frequently that we need to constantly be checking. A couple of times per day is frequent enough for most of us. Email in general is the kiss of death for productivity.
Don't Email When You Can Just Pick Up The Phone
Sometimes it's best to make a call, especially when 30% of emails go into an ISP or email provider's spam filter. If you have everything sent to email, then you have to sort through a very large number of notifications and messages, some of which could have been replaced by one phone call. Email and text messages have their place: they're good for confirmations and contracts. Just make sure you're balancing the means of communication, and saving email for what it's best at.
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