Kate was a lawyer and senior executive prior to having children, but with three babies under 3.5 years of age, time management became a big focus!
“We live in the Age of Information, which means we also live in the Age of Distraction – we are constantly switched on and constantly accessible. Never before have we been so busy and so time poor.”
Kate founded Time Stylers and now helps others gain control over their time across their career, family, community and life. Time Stylers has a reputation for helping clients find and harness 30 hours of lost time a month!
See Kate in action!
Top 3 tips for transitioning into small business:
Make a smooth transition from working a traditional job to running your very own small business.
- From the moment you transition, make sure you have a really good to-do list.
- Use your list to cross-reference tasks into your diary and set deadlines for those tasks.
- Work out what tasks you can outsource and insource.
Top 3 tips for understanding your energy flow:
How best to utilise your time based on your energy flow.
- Are you a morning, afternoon or evening person? Get a clear understanding of the time when you work at your best.
- Use that time (either morning, afternoon or evening) for your absolute best work.
- Get onto your high strategic tasks. It’s not worth using it on anything else.
Top 3 tips for costing your time:
How much is your time really worth?
- Financial cost: Work out what your time is worth for the hour. Then think about how long each task takes you do. Are you wasting your time or can you outsource it and save money?
- Opportunity cost: This is something that you’ve to forgo because you’ve chosen to do something else. What is this for you?
- Emotional & physical cost: It’s all about whether you feel good or bad about how you have spent your time. Think about which cost resonates strongly with you and that’s the lens you should look through when you ask yourself: Is this the best use of my time?
Top 3 tips for outsourcing tasks
- Work out a priority list.
- Identify the things you aren’t good at (and don’t like doing so you always put them off).
- Outsource at least one or two things to give to someone who can do it faster, better and cheaper than if you were using your own time.
Kate will be sharing plenty more of her time management tips and advice at Flying Solo LIVE in Melbourne on 27 August 2018!