7 Tips and Time Management Tools for MLM Success
Are you letting time and self-management skills hold you back from having MLM success?
While doing some unpleasant tasks today and sitting in waiting rooms – I wondered how many of us are not using our time effectively.
It is a known fact most of us often keep hundreds of hours of undone stuff in our minds, on scrap paper or on our computer. Would you admit you could use better time self-management skills? While a calendar or a clock can give us a measure of time, it doesn’t provide us with a larger perspective needed for greater success—to develop and use better time self-management skills.
Are there times when you feel you are running around like a chicken with its head cut off—not knowing what you should do next? I know I’ve been guilty more than once.
If you put a time management system in place you can get more accomplished in a day. Those who don’t have a time management system in place can get upset at the slightest change. Having a time self-management system in place can also help to reduce personal stress and feeling overwhelmed, where instead you will have better focus and be in control.
Do you have poor time self-management skills? “Yes”, “Some”, “Maybe”, “No”.
90% of those interviewed admitted they had “little to a lot” of time self-management problems.
When was the last time you analyzed how you are spending your time? Is it productive?
Here are 16 time self-management tools you can choose from to help you have better time self-management skills?
Online Time Management
Rescue Time is a free time management software that shows how you spend your time online at each site.
Use a Daily Planner
RememberTheMilk helps with scheduling, planning, and daily projects. Need some help to manage your tasks from anywhere – you can take RememberTheMilk along and create a to-do list, receive email, alerts and reminders.
Prioritized To-Do List
Prioritize between important and unimportant tasks – include spending time for yourself or with family.
Mozilla Sunbird Calendar, 30 Boxes or Google Calendar. All free applications. Create an online calendar – keep it flexible. Add events, birthday reminders, dinner date, etc. You can even send out reminders and invitations directly from your calendar.
Project Management Systems
BasecampHQ or Backpack. A complete project management system to stay organized, create and share files, send messages, view pages, upload files to the sharing library and communicate with your team. Backpack also comes with a group calendar.
Contact Management System
SponsorDaddy or Big Contacts. Organize contacts information, send emails individually or the whole team, create email templates, set up email campaigns, autoresponders, schedule follow-ups, appointments, make notes and view complete history.
Outsource repetitive and mundane jobs which eats into your productivity. Hire virtual assistants, freelancers, ghostwriters and freelance designers. Here are 5 Sure Fire ways to Outsource your Internet Network Marketing Business.
Most of all – don’t procrastinate – set some goals early in the day – eg. if you have several tasks to complete – do the one you like the least first thing in the day. You will have it out of your way and can concentrate on things you enjoy.
So now I ask you – is it really about managing our time or about managing ourselves?
Isn’t it time you had a plan of action?
Time is the most precious commodity we can not buy or rewind. I hope you can use some of these time management tools to help you with your MLM success! Now the time is up to you!
“Time lost is never found again.”
~ Benjamin Franklin