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It’s the age-old excuse that’s been used one too many times: “I was busy!” We’ve learned that quickly blurting out these three small words can get us off the hook for just about any situation. Whether it’s with our friends, family, bosses or colleagues, we consistently get away with not following through on daily commitments simply because we claim we’re juggling too many tasks at once. But in reality, our own lack of planning probably caused us to mismanage our time and feel overwhelmed in the first place.
If this sounds a little too familiar to you, you’re probably not as busy as you think you are—you might just need a little organization in your life! Consider these three ways to think about better managing your time:
Plan with a Purpose
Don’t underestimate the power of a solid plan. If thought out thoroughly, it could save you time in the long run by helping you avoid mishaps. New Promoters tend to feel like they’re wasting time if they don’t jump right into hosting parties or enrolling new prospects, but there’s truly nothing more valuable than using the tools we provide to educate yourself and get organized before you actually begin. Get familiar with our 4 Bases Method and Action Plan—this is where every new Promoter should start. By taking advantage of our proven Process for building your LIMU business, you’ll accomplish more with your time and ultimately achieve higher levels of success.
Before the week even begins, you should know exactly what’s on your schedule. Keep yourself organized by blocking out periods of time that are dedicated to completing specific tasks, like connecting with new prospects via our powerful LIMU Share App and updating your Top 10 list. By doing things like this, you’ll never have to worry about when you’ll have time to fit LIMU into your schedule.
Learn How to Focus
What do you do when you wake up every morning? Do you follow the same general routine, or do you just wing it and inevitably forget a thing or two? How you begin each day before jumping into your work will set the tone for your productivity level and attitude, so take a moment to declutter your mind and get prepared for the day ahead.
Even some of LIMU’s most successful leaders abide by this rule for success, like 750K Brent Palmer, who starts his mornings at 6:00 a.m. with self-development, followed by a workout at the gym. Now, that’s how you take action and make things happen!
Become Punctual and Disciplined
You may already be a punctual person, but if not, it’s time to be on time … literally. Nobody likes waiting on the chronically-late friend, family member, teammate or business partner, so don’t turn into that person. By adding more organization to both your personal and professional life, you’ll naturally become more punctual and begin to make the most of your days. Schedule 3-way calls to build for upcoming Experience parties through third-party validation and pencil in dates and times for those in-home parties, plus virtual Zoom parties and team pow-wows.
Approaching your responsibilities with more discipline helps you stay attentive and focused on the task at hand rather than everything else on your to-do list. Say you’re meeting up with a prospect for the first time. You want to give off the right impression from the very start, so don’t be late! Remember, dependability is one of the best ways to earn someone’s trust—they’ll be more inclined to believe in your words and the LIMU business opportunity if they know that you’re reliable and trustworthy. So, help to instill faith in your character by giving them your undivided attention and showing them you’re serious about their time as well as your own.