Many of us are juggling multiple roles in our daily lives, whether it’s family or work related, we all wear many hats. For some, it’s just a fedora or baseball cap; for others, it’s an amalgamation of bowlers, fedoras, beanies, berets, buckets, newsboys and baseball caps. When starting a small business, there aren’t always reserves in the budget to hire someone for each separate task, and the owner — or co-founders — have to take an active role in areas which may not be their specialty. All of these different tasks are a suck on time – and time is a precious commodity.
We only have so much time in the day. Some of it is filled with tasks that have to get done — eating and cleaning oneself — and other parts are filled with things we like to do; like working out, spending time with family and friends, or grabbing a drink with co-workers (which almost still constitutes working). Work can’t get done if there isn’t time to do it.
Who cares if you have the fastest computer or the newest smartphone — if you don’t have the time to finish a task it doesn’t get done, or it gets buried beneath the myriad of other things on your to-do list. Probably one of the main reasons why small business owners value time the most is because they are constantly struggling to keep up with the added demands of daily life. They just don’t see time as money (although it may be worth $500 for just an extra hour) but see it as the one precious resource they can’t replace with a new gadget.
Check out some of the time management suggestions in the full-sized infographic below and see how you can incorporate them into your everyday life.