time management the key to success

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Hey guys, I realized that time management for doing stuff online is fundamental. There are some days where i would read my favourites blogs, watch some classified ads and thats it. Some days, I would write 3 guests post for top blogs (my goal is to generatet traffic for my blog) and do somet other stuff. Thats productive.

if you are going to work, dont procrastinate guys get things done. I know of someone who did up to 300 guest posts in the past year, what a hardworker.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrianto
    I would agree on that and definitely have to work on my time management skills, to many stuff to do in one day! What kind of time management "tips" do you have to manage your time efficiently every day?
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    I think one of the easiest and most effective ways to be more productive is to shutdown your email and Skype while you are working.

    I'm sure everyone can think of days when they get totally sidetracked by various email and Skype messages that they totally loose focus and don't really end up achieving anything productive.
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    • Profile picture of the author conceptsti
      the 30/30 work cycle is what i try to follow but i usually end up working more
      Adopt the 30/30 Minute Work Cycle to Increase Focus
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    • Profile picture of the author Henry White
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      I think one of the easiest and most effective ways to be more productive is to shutdown your email and Skype while you are working.

      I'm sure everyone can think of days when they get totally sidetracked by various email and Skype messages that they totally loose focus and don't really end up achieving anything productive.
      Stop being a slave to technology! It's merely a tool.

      Set aside a time each day for reading your e-mail, etc., and don't let it interrupt the rest of your daily schedule! This is not rocket science.
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      • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
        Patience in this game is definitely the key and when you start out in IM you're eager and want things to happen overnight. Do the groundwork and plant the seeds and things should grow and avoid the get rich quick schemes who prey on newbies.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    That kind of reminds me of how my day went. I had the whole day to work on my business. Instead, I only worked on it for about 5 hours. So disappointed in myself. I could have had everything done in the time I wasted today.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmoby
    I was about to post the exact same thing . It's importance can't be overlooked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Gehr
    Unless you are doing something productive, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc., can be a total drain on your time.

    Don't get me wrong, there's a time for entertainment and relaxation, but if you are working, or trying to work, the best thing to do is to shut down all Social Media platforms if it is not related to you moving forward.

    Additionally, I open my emails for 1 hour in the morning, and then again 1 hour at night, and I don't answer txt messages unless it's to do with business and making money.

    I find if I get into FB etc., there's usually a barrage of "I'm eating now..." "We're going to the cafe" "My dog is sleeping" "I'm going to bed now..." OMG--who really cares!

    It's the trivial time-wasting dialogue that has no benefit, and gives nothing but the occasional grin.

    Time is a precious commodity, and the best way to spend it is wisely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Lindsay
    I prefer to get back to basics.

    Task sheet each day, major priorities (big rocks).

    Estimate time each task will take, log when I start, log when I finish and actual time taken.

    Review it each day, you will find where you are wasting your time.

    If you can successfully log 100% of your work time your a better man than I and I've been doing this daily for a year now.

    The changes though are superb.

    Simpleology is also a great resource and has alot of what I'm talking about above and more, with the programs to help.

    Marc
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  • Profile picture of the author jakecoop79
    A simple daily list can do wonders for productivity
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  • Profile picture of the author Giftys
    I started using a kitchen timer and giving myself an alloted time to finish tasks. It works! You'll never finish in time but it will drive home just how fast time slips by and why we need to protect it. I use the iPhone timer now. A lot cooler!
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterBirganza
    Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

    Hey guys, I realized that time management for doing stuff online is fundamental. There are some days where i would read my favourites blogs, watch some classified ads and thats it. Some days, I would write 3 guests post for top blogs (my goal is to generatet traffic for my blog) and do somet other stuff. Thats productive.

    if you are going to work, dont procrastinate guys get things done. I know of someone who did up to 300 guest posts in the past year, what a hardworker.
    Hi,
    I strongly do agree with this statement that "time management is the key to success". Most of the named companies/organizations are succeed by adopting time punctuality behavior. It is observed that the owner of big companies are also agreed to adopt time management policies that should be applicable in every organization to increase performance of workers and work efficiencies.
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  • Profile picture of the author christina ward
    I agree, there has to be a balance. Its good to take time to do some post everyday but you don't have to go overboard. Everybody has other things they need to get done.

    Thanks
    Christina
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post


    time management the key to success

    Damn it. I just wasted a bunch of time reading this thread.


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  • Profile picture of the author tk226
    Hi Fazal, Nice topic and really time is everything. Well,

    I think Time management has scenario's and here I'll take the scenario of a person sitting in front of a computer and wants to use time productively.

    Here's what I share.

    The first thing when you sit in front of a computer is to assess its 'current view of screen' and ask yourself what will be a better view of screen in terms of productivity and task deadlines.

    And, then use the TRAF - Stephanie Winston's system which says
    Toss, Refer, Act and File.

    How?

    T= If the current view is not very important, simply toss it away,

    R= If it's for an immediate reference, simply mimize it.

    A= If it's the real productive thing, work on it untill your work energy allows.

    F= If it's something which will become useful later, simply save it.

    Result:
    After implementing the above you must be left with the real thing to do and nothing else and if it's not then redo the traf system procedure.
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  • Profile picture of the author corsleymaxwell
    Yeah! you right!... You must know how to manage your time. Don't let the time will eat you . "TIME IS GOLD"
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Lindsay
    You are right Mike, And sometimes you need to know how to be the slave so you can be the master.
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  • Profile picture of the author redrabbitt67
    I never started making any money on the internet until I started setting daily goals and defining specific tasks to be accomplished.

    Develop your game plan, define your tasks needed to accomplish your goals, and keep the television off.

    Nothing ground-breaking here. This has been true for centuries.
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  • Profile picture of the author ganesh
    Start your day with the most difficult task you have planned for the day. Next do something that will take you a step closer to your planned goal. Then go ahead and do something that is on your "to do list" for quite some time. After that do whatever you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author shireen
    Hi:

    Shireen here :-)

    This is what I do on the daily basis:

    1) list 5 items on ebay

    2) 5 posts on warrior forum

    3) spend 2 hours on product creation

    4) add one offer to my autoresponder
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  • Profile picture of the author Phuoc
    That's right. Time management is the key and if you make sure its productive effort you are putting in then your actions will only lead to success!
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    • Profile picture of the author Eran Roseman
      This is a great post with some great tips. Thanks all. I believe that time management is the key to success.

      Here are a few tricks I am currently testing:

      1. I have my monthly goals written on a piece of paper taped near my screen so I keep focus on them.

      2. I do a 20/20 work cycle. It is just like the 30/30 work cycle but shorter This is the best productivity tool I fount so far. It sound unproductive to work only half the time, but I must admit I have more productive time then before.

      3. Write at the beginning of each day my daily tasks on a sheet of paper. I use paper because I think non of the software offer the flexibility and availability of this simple system.

      4. I got this from Brian Tracy - keep saying to yourself "Work. I need to get this work done". I just started using it so I have nothing to say about it.

      Well, the bell rang and my idle time is over. Back to work. I need to get some work done
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Rayman
    If you want to get the max out of your time, you should:
    - shut down annoying apps
    - turn of the music
    - try to concentrate
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  • Profile picture of the author rafeel
    Concentration and focus give more output within less time so it is very helpful in although every profession of life. I use online calendar to mark my milestones and any achievements so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roey Pimentel
    Use whatever time management tool(s) work for you. Everyone is different and works differently. Some prefer pen and paper, others use online tools. Whatever works for you - just use it.

    Another key to success I have found is using the reward system. When you complete a task give yourself a reward - even if it is just stepping away from your computer to pet the cat - whatever - take a breath of fresh air - stretch - whatever will motivate you to complete an action.

    Peace,

    Roey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Priester Rolland
    I am absolutely agree that one of the easiest and most effective ways to be more productive is to shutdown your email and Skype while you are working because it takes too much working time
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    I definitely agree with you Fazam. There's no better way in getting to achievement by managing your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author asciscopecunia
    I totally I agree Fazal. As they say, you can explain to someone for 10 years on how to drive a car, but it wouldn't beat the experience of spending 1 hour behind the wheels. Action, action, action! (backed with proper preparation and good research of course)
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    • Profile picture of the author spigven
      Well I beg to differ, I know this will be contrary to the popular view but:

      In the early 1990's I attended a two day time management course. It was basically about running your life via a large specialised diary (that looked like a small handbag) that you carried with you at all times. It was a paper diary updated with a pencil.

      It was basically about cramming as much as possible into every hour, day, week, month, year, decade. If it wasn't in the diary you didn't do it. There were also handy strategies to help you stay focused on this multitude of tasks such as only allowing your co-workers to interact with you for a maximum of one hour per day. You indicated the hour to them by wearing a hat, or displaying a flag etc.

      It was completely unworkable as for it to stand any chance at all the rest of the world had to comply. For those that did try to implement it it was a recipe for inducing mental illness.

      The one useful thing that I took away from that course and that stood me in good stead professionally for the next two decades was that time management does not work. That important tasks take as long as they take to complete fully and to an acceptable standard. If that means burning the midnight oil so be it.

      I know I'll be in the minority on this one but the phrase "Time Management" still irks me two decades on.
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      • Profile picture of the author Giftys
        Originally Posted by spigven View Post

        Well I beg to differ, I know this will be contrary to the popular view but:

        In the early 1990's I attended a two day time management course. It was basically about running your life via a large specialised diary (that looked like a small handbag) that you carried with you at all times. It was a paper diary updated with a pencil.

        It was basically about cramming as much as possible into every hour, day, week, month, year, decade. If it wasn't in the diary you didn't do it. There were also handy strategies to help you stay focused on this multitude of tasks such as only allowing your co-workers to interact with you for a maximum of one hour per day. You indicated the hour to them by wearing a hat, or displaying a flag etc.

        It was completely unworkable as for it to stand any chance at all the rest of the world had to comply. For those that did try to implement it it was a recipe for inducing mental illness.

        The one useful thing that I took away from that course and that stood me in good stead professionally for the next two decades was that time management does not work. That important tasks take as long as they take to complete fully and to an acceptable standard. If that means burning the midnight oil so be it.

        I know I'll be in the minority on this one but the phrase "Time Management" still irks me two decades on.
        I found your post interesting but I liken it to drinking a fundamental religion's Kool Aid. It's not that it doesn't make important points. It's that it's extreme in it's approach. Life is about balance and any extreme on either side will not work. But time management for the sake of using time more responsibly is highly effective. I've used it successfully for years. I crunch time when I need to and I take extra time when I need to. It all comes back to balance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Nice stuff guys! I will need to do a list of things to set as a goal because if you dont know what you gonna do, you are gonna end up wasting time!
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I have absolutely no doubt that time management is by far one of the most important things when it comes to building a successful business. It's up there with niche selection and actual methodology. Knowing what you have to do and doing it will get you places every time. Sure, there's always some luck involved, but if you're consistent and hard working, you'll be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    Time management is such a fundamental skill and it is becoming more and more important everyday.

    I've found that time management was the one thing holding me back from making money. Once I got a hang of it (I was forced to once I started college) I started to see myself making more and more each and every day. Why? Simply because I'm not only getting stuff done, but i'm also getting the RIGHT stuff done.
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    • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
      I totally agree - time management is absolutely vital. Especially when you are working for yourself!

      My approach tends to focus more on removing duplication and multi-tasking. I provide a range of services, but also create and sell heaps of small products like ebooks.

      For me, this is a typical work day:

      • I start a software tool (submission, keyword research, conversion, etc) running first.
      • While that runs I create content (article/post writing).
      • If the software tool has finished running then I start running another one.
      • While that runs I grab my articles/posts and submit them, then place a copy of them in a folder on my PC about that topic. Once I have about 10 articles on a single topic I move them to another folder on my desktop called CREATE EBOOK.
      • If the software tool has finished running then I start running another one.
      • Go through my emails.
      • Jump into the CREATE EBOOK folder, throw the articles into an ebook template and then proof read, edit and add affiliate links along with links to my other product sales pages.
      • Publish ebook on Kindle/Smashwords.
      • If the software tool has finished running then I start running another one.
      • Using keyword research results from one of the software tools I ran earlier, register a domain and create host account.
      • Install site on new domain (sales page) and use a template to write a quick sales pitch for ebook I created.
      • If the ebook is on a topic likely to sell well on the Warrior Forum, create WSO.
      • Do backlinking/promotion for new site.

      Sound like a lot? By creating yourself a heap of templates, tools and step by step checklists you can really get this down fast.

      My personal best so far is being able to follow this and complete it all in LESS THAN 5 HOURS!!!

      Time management is an essential for me

      If you have any tasks that you do frequently, take the extra time to really break that task down and see if there is a way that you can use a process, tool or create a template that would make it faster.

      Don't forget to use the time you are just writing to make your computer work on other things. Writing programs take up very little of your CPU and RAM. Since you are going to have to pay for the electricity while your PC is on, and you obviously need your PC running while you write, multi-task by running that boring "takes ages" software
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    yep, absolutely guys. Today, I didnt do any type of work, i just procrastinated. What a time waster....

    and good stuff again guys
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Lim
      Yeah, I think time management is real important. If we have a good time management, we can do many things in short period, and achieve success in short period.

      Normally what I do is list down all necessary daily action, and set a time frame for it. Like article marketing 1 hours, youtube marketing 1 hours, facebook marketing 30 minute and so on, then actione accordingly.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    There is only so much stuff you can get done in a day.

    But at 5pm everyday, that is my day done. I take 10 mins to write down what I have to do then next day. And try and get it all done.

    No music, no distractions, no kids, no naughty sites.

    Just have that 'git er done' mentality. And you will acheive much success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carol_A
    Yep, just spent 26 bucks on a day planner that had hourly slots big enough to suit my needs so that I can make sure to stay focused and balance my day with activities that will either improve conversions or increase traffic.

    It didn't bother me a bit that half the day planner was useless. lol

    Gotta stay on target!
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