The Importance of Activity Management

As an entrepeneur, you may find yourself thinking that there is never enough time to get necessary tasks done.  “If only I had more time!” you may say to yourself.  But the truth is, you can’t get more time!  The amount of time never changes, only the way you conduct your activities can change.

During the course of the this weekend, I spent the majority of Saturday working at my day job.  I did not have to but I felt it advantageous to do so.  By the time I got home, my mind was a bit wiped.  The rest of the day was spent with family discussing things in general and as far as my online business goes, not much was accomplished.  That’s okay, the way I spent the rest of Saturday was my choice.

Upon waking up Sunday morning, I decided that I would go to the local donut shop to spend some time with my son eating donuts and chit chatting about various topics.  Afterwards, I went to get the Sunday paper and some breakfast burritos which has turned out to be my wife’s and my Sunday morning weekly ritual.  I then took a nap and upon waking up I decided at that point I would post some new content on one of my other blogs.

After that I spent the next hour and a half I was out in the pool with my other half; again just visiting and chatting some more.  By then it was time to start preparing for dinner and again more time was spent with the family.  This time we were asking our son how his trip to the river went earlier this afternoon.

After making a quick trip to the local pharmacy to get some allergy medication, I finally sat down to review my list of things that I wanted to do regarding my online business; one of them consisting of writing this post.  Now that it is almost 9 p.m., I must admit that I did not get much done business wise.

Now granted, there were several additional items that I could have gotten crossed off of my list concerning my business but I elected to postpone doing them until another time.  It was my decision to do the things that I did today and I am willing to accept the business ramifications of that.  This is a huge benefit of being an entrepeneur.  You get to enjoy the opportunity to make decisions on your own.  There is no one else besides yourself to hold accountable for how things turn out.

So whenever there are items concerning your business that you wish to get accomplished, take the following into account:

  • How important is it?
  • When does it need to be accomplished?
  • Are you assessing the priorities for the order in which things need to be accomplished?
  • Will it be alright to postpone completion of the item in order to accomplish something else that you would rather do at that time?
The final outcome as far as the results you obtain or when you get things accomplished in your business is up to you.  There are some things I could accomplish tonight, but I also want to get a decent night’s sleep so I am willing to wait on these items.   Again, there will still be 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute.  But how I choose to manage my activities during the day will be up to me.  As far as those things that interfere with what I accomplish, I either have control over them or I don’t. For those over which I have no control, I find myself better off if I am able to accept that I am not able to change the onset of those events.  You may find yourself better off as well.

Best Wishes and here’s to you “Making It Happen!”

 

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