Employ the Power of Uninterrupted Time

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Employ the Power of Uninterrupted Time

Encourager-In-Chief: August 9th, 2017

Block off time for big projects.

One of the biggest challenges all entrepreneurs face is not having enough time in the day to tend to all of the challenges that are screaming for our attention. While we’ll usually make time to get the routine tasks like payroll, invoicing, and bill paying done, it doesn’t leave much time to squeeze in large projects.

Sometimes the answer is to take a retreat from yourself. I’m not talking about going away for two weeks. It’s amazing how much you can get done, even if it’s only for a few hours, when you remove yourself from the constant interruptions that plague you in your place of business.

Because my mother lives in an assisted living community in Florida, I typically travel there to visit her a couple of times a year. She has advanced dementia so she usually cannot remember what we’ve discussed, even a few minutes earlier. That means each visit with her generally last less than an hour multiple times a day. When I travel alone on those 3-5 day trips, I bring my laptop and the list of projects I want to get done.

In between my multiple visits to my mother each day, I’ve been able to prepare my seminar schedule for the entire next year, write up to three new seminar lesson plans, proofread and edit books, create entire audio programs, and crank out numerous weekly blogs (like this one) a year in advance. On my most recent trip, I outdid myself. I was able to knock out a 30-chapter book in less than three days.

What I’ve learned is having blocks of uninterrupted time has been the secret of my success. I also want to point out that even though the hotel in which I stayed had Internet access, I deliberately did not choose to avail myself of it.

Having four days without checking emails allowed me to stay focused on my task and finish my fifteenth book 12 weeks ahead of schedule.

If you are fighting time crunch battles, I encourage you to get away from work, email, the Internet, and the phone until you come up for air at predetermined schedule breaks. You’ll be amazed at how much more will get accomplished in a short period of time.

Action, without planning, is the cause of every failure.
- Brian Tracy

This excerpt is taken from my Sales Academy.

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