Nicole here, on a Saturday morning. (Sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet and just have to write!) 😉
The #2 most common roadblock in this discussion –
http://nicoleonthenet.com/2007/whats-stopping-you/ seems to be TIME. The one thing that we can not make more of.
Now, I am certainly NOT an expert in time management. In fact, some days, I run around like a crazy woman, myself. However, here are a few things I have learned that have saved me oodles of time.
1. Freezer cooking. (Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?)
If you’ve never tried freezer cooking or once a month cooking, you must. My rationale is that it takes me about the same time to make 8 lasagnas as it does 1, so why not make 8 and put 7 of them into the
Here’s an article I wrote on the topic: Freezer Cooking: Save Time and Money
Unfortunately, I subscribe to Once a Month Cleaning, too, but… we don’t need to get into THAT! eek!
2. The other thing I’m really trying to do is create a list of 6 things every morning that I want to accomplish. And, three of them have to be directly connected to money-making activities. (Not answering emails or learning, but actual money time.) So far it’s working. I know that, if I start my day by doing ONE thing that will make me money, then I can relax and go through anything else that needs to be done.
3. The third thing I’ve been doing more of is Outsourcing. As much as I’d like to do it all myself, I know it’s not possible anymore with the size of my business. So, I have helpers (who are amazing!) and help me from going from the “mostly-sane” mom that I am to a “totally-nuts mom”. 😉
I’d also like to point you to my resident Time Management expert, Janice Ferrante, The Queen of KAOS. You can read several of her articles at – Time Management Tips
I also have a quick favor to ask. If you could, please share your favorite Time Tips below. I’m sure we have much to learn from each other.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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