We see this as a 2-sided headache for customers. Firstly, it’s based on motivation which is priority management and the second is structure and forming habits.
Have you ever given the excuse that you simply don’t have enough time? We bet you have! You aren’t saying that you don’t have enough time, what you are really saying is “that is not my priority at the moment”. The problem with this is that humans are programmed to prioritise short-term convenience and success over long-term happiness and success.
A lot of clients that come to Kan Do Ventures will tell us that they were meaning to do something but something else came up or a similar excuse. Our challenge to them is always the same – is it more important than achieving your goals. To put it bluntly to people, if it is a priority then make it YOUR priority. You need this challenge to keep you motivated towards your goals.
Now you have overcome the desire for short-term convenience, you need to give yourself the opportunity to work on those priorities. This comes with structure and forming habits. The key is to be regular and consistent and to have regular and consistent time dedicated to your priorities. This time should reflect the importance of those priorities. Now it shouldn’t come before essential tasks such as paying your bills etc. This is why when you set priorities you need to include EVERYTHING – From finances to family and relationships to health & wellbeing. You will identify your priorities and you can dedicate the necessary time to them.
There are loads of time habit templates online but the key to all of them is to structure them so they cover all of your priorities. Personal and professional.
Billy Darroch, Kan Do Ventures Small Business Expert says:
Of all the business headaches that I am covering for Kan Do Ventures, time management is the single biggest change that any of us can make. I am yet to meet someone who can do it without help. You need accountability and someone that cares enough to challenge and support you. Having a support function in place is absolutely key to successful time management.Billy Darroch, Kan Do Ventures
To summarise, you need to:
- Identify your priorities
- Fix your motivations
- Be in the best position to structure your time and make good habits to meet your goals.
You can take a look at some time management template here https://www.lifehack.org/466815/14-time-management-templates-to-help-you-get-organised