Blog: 3 Steps To Time Management Mastery

Over the past few years, I have been studying time management in greater depth. I don’t know if you were like me but I felt stuck with my time. I never had enough time, was always missing important details or procrastinated until the last minute on important tasks. Sometimes, I had something sitting on my list and I couldn’t seem to get it done because I dreaded or loathed it so intensely.

 

Hi, I’m Karl Diffenderfer. I’m a Business & Life Coach and the founder of Higher Impact.

 

So let’s talk about the three greatest steps I have taken to find freedom with my time. At the end, as an added bonus, I will give you a piece of my entrepreneurial time system called the Harmony Time System.

 

STEP 1 – CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON TIME.

Time is the only commodity that we cannot get more of. Time is something we have a limited amount of but it certainly is a resource. If you treat your time like Gold, you will use it like you can’t gain it back. How many grandparents have we met that can’t wait to spend time with their grandchildren. It’s because they have begun to see that their time is limited. They cherish every moment, do you?

 

STEP 2 – RESPECT YOUR TIME

If you manage people at all, you know that in order to manage something, you guide it and tell it where you want it to go. Sometimes you have to control it. If you don’t control your time it will control you. If you don’t control your calendar, it will control you. Let me ask you, do you feel like you can’t do certain things with your calendar like take a true vacation? If not, then that might be a good sign that your calendar is controlling you!

 

STEP 3 – TAKE TIME TO GET TIME

How much time do you spend learning how to get more time? I often challenge my coaching clients to take a few minutes to define the things they loathe about their tasks and then ask them what they love about their routine. You can’t begin to manage time until you have defined what you loathe and love.

 

Ok, so I promised you a piece of my Harmony Time System. This system has been tested to perfection and designed specifically for entrepreneurs in any industry. I have spent years perfecting this, but it has helped me “gain back” about 40% of my time and has enabled me to not have to be rushed anymore (most days anyways) haha

 

So here it is: After you take the time to define what you “Love to do” and what you “loathe to do”. Then begin to truly manage your time by having days where you focus on your loath list and days where you focus on your love list. In doing this, you will be proactive instead of reactive. The result will be that you have more energy, more clarity, and will actually begin the process of gaining more time.

 

If this has piqued your curiosity and you would like to learn more about my journey to get more time, (if anyone can truly get more time) then do one of the following:

  1. Reach out through my contact form on my website.
    http://lancasterbusinesscoach.com/#contact I’d be happy to problem solve or chat with you about your specific time management needs.
  2. If you love free stuff then check out my website which has tools focused specifically on helping you gain perspective on your time.
    The website is www.LancasterBusinessCoach.com
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Thanks for watching. Make it a great day!

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PRODUCTIVITY COACHING

Your time management is crucial to the success of your life and business.  If you had more time, what would you do more of?  If you had more energy, how much more could you get done in a day?  We teach you how to manage your time and energy in such a way that you can gain as much as 40% of your time back into your life.  What kind of difference would that make for you?  If you need more time, reach out to us for a free consult.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

If you could increase the productivity of your employees by as much as 40% would it change your profitability as a company? Engaged and happy employees are a crucial part of your company but most often employers don’t look at the financial impact this has on their organization. A healthy team makes a world of difference for you in your organization. If you have high turnover, internal bickering or clients who are complaining, call in a coach to assist with your employee engagement.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

True leaders are hard to find in this day and age.  Could your leaders be better at leading?  Do you ever have communication breakdown within your organization?  We work with the business leaders, management and influencers inside your company.  We help inspire them to live true leadership in work and home.  If you have turnover in your company, or if you have fighting and bickering amongst your employees, pull in a coach to help uncover the problem and create positive relationships inside your company.

SALES COACHING

Sales results are the fastest way to turn around cash flow in your life and in your business. Too often sales people don’t know the key behaviors that they need to track in order to create the success they are after. There are two key areas that are crucial to sales success.

 

  • Generating leads
  • Converting the leads to customers

 

True sales results create more time and freedom in your life. As you track your sales behaviors, you will see momentum and your productivity increase. As your productivity ur pipeline will fill up.

MARKETING COACHING

Most business owners don’t know where their marketing dollars go. They don’t track the numbers. Sometimes it’s because they don’t have time, sometimes they just don’t know which numbers are crucial for their marketing success. We build a tool that contains the marketing metrics that are crucial for you and we track the results. After we have begun to track our results, we modify our strategies and tactics to match what marketing vehicles are the most successful. Your marketing should generate business for you. Through coaching, focus groups, customer surveys and employee questionnaires, we can assess where your brand is, where it should be compared to your competitors and your plan of action to get there.

LIFE COACHING

What is that one thing keeping you from going to the next level in your life? Do you know what it is? Most people don’t. They have tunnel vision. They don’t have clarity of the big picture. They don’t know what their life calling is. They know they want to leave a legacy that spans many decades of time, but they don’t know what they could do that would actually achieve this. All of these things keep us from our true destiny. In life coaching we look at the behavioral, emotional, mental and physical elements that are keeping you from going to the next level. We help you see your greatest faults, your biggest strengths and how you can leverage them to create momentum. Life coaching can create massive change in short periods of time and can sustain it through ongoing accountability.

 

If you’d like to learn more about our life coaching platform and how you could change the course of your life.

BUSINESS COACHING

What is truly holding your business back from going to the next level? Is it you? Is it your sales? Your processes? Your team? Your cash flow or profit?

 

Business Coaching helps you look at five key aspects of your business:

 

  • Business Development – marketing & sales. Learn what methods people are using to grow their business the fastest. Discover how to get real ROI on your marketing dollars. Learn how to sell without having to be a “salesman”.
  • Infrastructure – systems, processes and your team. Learn how to build the business to run itself. Learn how to use technology in ways that create more time or money for you. Learn how to build a solid team of people that want to work with you for life.
  • Production – where you provide the deliverables of your product or service. How can you do things bigger, better and faster for your customers? What things hold you back from a true customer experience?
  • Customer Service – Finding the right customers and keeping them
  • Metrics – What numbers tell you the most about how your business is being successful? What numbers give you clarity on potential risks?

 

Business coaches know the questions to ask to find the metrics that are important to you. They can help you find risks. They help you see problems. They know how to take a business to the next level. They can help you find how you are getting in the way of your own business. They help you see what you don’t know even when you don’t know it. They see the common patterns that we all make in our businesses. Not only are they aware of the greatest things holding you back, they know how to create action that will create lasting and sustainable results.

 

A good business coach should be able to pay for themselves within 6 months of you hiring them.