Hey Everybody, you know what time it is!  Let’s go ONE MORE ROUND – brought to you by Corey’s Fight C.L.U.B. and today we’ll be talking about effective time management.

When you have your entrepreneurial efforts, you have that business you are either starting up or you’ve maybe got a year under your belt – you find that as you go more and more people are in demand of your time.  Be it a phone call or responding to an email about setting up a meeting, people want to partner with you on certain projects. You find that the more you put yourself out there, and, if you’re doing it the right way, the more people are going to want your attention.

These slow you down and your kind of like that cat with a new toy; you know, your attention is easily diverted.  If we use another animal analogy you wind up chasing two rabbits but you are not going to catch either one. So, in order to stay focused, in order to really hone in on what you do best make sure you’re devoting your time the right way, in the right areas.

I’m going to give you the number one word you can use to free up that time. Do you know what that word is? It’s pretty simple. It’s ‘No.’

Say NO. I’m not talking about Nancy Reagan’s, “Just say NO to drugs,” well, say no to that too, but anyway – say no.  Really look at your calendar. Look at those blocks of time in your day and say from this time to that time I’m going to be uninterrupted. I’m not going to schedule another call. I’m not going to take that meeting that will involve driving a 90-minute round-trip.

You need to really identify what is truly worth your time and what is truly an income-producing activity. If it’s not an income-producing activity or doesn’t lead to one quick, you got to say NO.  Remember, you don’t have to be a jerk, you don’t have to be rude, just politely decline. Say, “I’m sorry I’m booked.” You don’t have to be mean about it, just say “I’m booked, unfortunately, I can’t make it to that event.” or “Unfortunately, I can’t schedule that call.” or “I can’t’ go to that appointment” or “I can’t partner with you on that venture.”

Just say NO! It’s so important. So, do yourself a favor with effective time management. Go get that word, NO!, and start using it.