One of the most difficult challenges for solopreneurs, or for everyone for that matter, is to find the time to achieve everything they want to achieve. Yes, like the rest of us they have all the time they need to be successful but they must use it wisely. And that is the rub. A consistent theme running through all of my coaching with solopreneurs is helping them get back in control of the time they have. We all have 24 hours in a day and the difference between those that make it and those that don’t is how well the former uses their time. Let’s remind ourselves of eight tried and true time management techniques….
1. Priorities – time scope them. The first thing you need to consider when sorting out your priorities is to determine how important the task is and to estimate how long you need to spend in getting the task done. Sometimes this is difficult when first starting out because you may not be familiar with how long it takes to carry out a priority task. Don’t let that deter you. Estimate the time anyway and then determine when you will complete the task, in other words build it into your calendar. If it is a high priority set it for first thing in the morning. That way you will not have to think about it during the day. Make this a habit those that accomplish much do this exercise daily.
2. Who is on first, who is on second. Many of you won’t remember Abbott and Costello, but they had a skit where they played with the phrase ‘who is on first and who is on second” using a baseball game as an analogy. When we set priorities we need to identify the level of importance. Of the priorities facing you which one is the number 1 priority and which ones have greater flexibility. You want to make sure you are getting the number one priority completed before the day is done. If that priority is something you can’t complete in your day, then break it down into smaller chunks and work on it during the week.
The key here is that you make a list of all the tasks you need to complete, give each of them a priority of one through three and fit them in during the day. To use the analogy, which one is ‘on first’ and which one is ‘on second and third”. Set your priorities for the next day every evening or when you close off your day. This is another secret in ensuring you are focusing on the right task.
3. Email control. Depending on the nature of your business you could receive up to a hundred or more emails in a day. That’s a lot of emails. Now many solopreneurs let those emails clog their inbox. In fact I have worked with people who had a minimum of 25,000 emails in their inbox. You read that right – 25000 emails in their inbox. There are ways to solve this problem. One way is to set up a file system and when an email comes in make a decision about when you will answer it, if it needs to be answered, and when you will do it. Set a time aside once in the morning and once in the afternoon when you will attend to your emails. Once you are finished responding place the email in the appropriate file for future reference. And don’t forget to use the delete button for those you do not need to keep.
4. Calendar control. It is interesting that we have 365 boxes to figure out each day of the year, yet many solopreneurs don’t use them to their advantage. Using a calendar allows you to determine how your day will look like, especially if you color code time slots. Frankly I recommend that you do several things when it comes to your calendar. Take a big picture view first. Look at your month and sort out which goals you will work on in the month. Write them out and have them overhanging your month calendar. Then focus your attention on the week and sort out how you intend your week to unfold, and finally take a hard look at your day and figure out how your day will work it out.
Make sure you set appointments within your calendar. Color code important functions you want to achieve during the week, for example color code the type of appointments, the major functions you want to accomplish and don’t forget to add in time for your administrative responsibilities. In this way when you look at your calendar you have a color coded picture to remind you when you will achieve your tasks, priorities, meetings, email responses, project preparations and social media planning.
Think horizontally rather than vertically, in other words rather than just looking at your day one day at a time, fix your week as your default view. Last, but not least, keep one day as a flex day allowing you to catch up on things you haven’t been able to compete during the week, and in the interest of balance set aside one day for rest, relaxation and spiritual renewal.
5. Social media control. One of the advantages of being a solopreneur is that you can use your social media platforms to your advantage. But there is a drawback that you need to watch out for - social media time waster. You can spend an inordinate amount of time scrolling social media posts for example, scrolling posts on Facebook, YouTube , Pinterest, Tic Toc, and the like.
Use social media as a method to strengthen your relationships with your clients. If necessary separate your family and close friends from your social media activity or set up a separate page for client posts. Don’t let social media manage you. You manage your social media output. One way to ensure this is to identify in your calendar the time you will spend on social media. Set whatever time is necessary to complete your social media activity but don’t give into your scrolling habit. That just becomes a time waster.
6. Your Decision tree. It doesn’t matter what you are doing in the time management sphere the reality is that you are making decisions. The decisions you make either puts you on course toward your goals or takes you off course. Clearly in order to make the right decisions you need to understand where you are going, which really means clarifying your strategic direction. That is what having a purpose and goals are all about. If you don’t know where you are going, any path will take you there. The problem is the path you take may not lead you to where you are going. So first determine your direction.
As you go about your day you will be confronted with your work which comes in the form of tasks, emails, appointments, projects and so on. As you confront each work-task make decisions as to its priority, whether you will do it now, defer it to another time, delegate it to someone else for not do it at all. And if what you are faced with has several tasks associated with it then set up a project plan and sort out how you intend to action it.
At the end of the day, review the decisions you made during the day and ask yourself whether they are leading to your overall direction. If they are not, question why that is so and determine whether they should be done in the future. This type of review stops you from spinning your wheels and building up a stream of frustrations.
7. Plan the night before. I have sprinkled this thought throughout this post but I want to emphasize its importance here. The planning process doesn’t take long, approximately ten minutes. Just review what you accomplished and what still needs to get done. If there are remaining tasks you must complete and they continue to be priority activities schedule them for first thing in the morning, and then identify other priorities you need to do the next day.
Because we are constantly bombarded with new things everyday make sure you keep time spaces within your day to deal with those new items. The key is to not plan your next day so tight that you leave no room for new priorities that crop up during the day. And don’t make your list so long that you can’t possibly achieve it. Keep your priorities within reason. A good rule of thumb is three to five items per day. Too many causes stress. Again think horizontally rather than vertically and spread your items throughout the week.
8. Plan but focus on the Now. Our reality is that we only have the moment to complete anything we start. So even though we plan for the future it is only in the present that we can work on our plan. Planning reduces our anxiety about what may be coming down, while working on our activities in the present with our goal in mind keeps us on track. Make the best of your time in the present using techniques outlined in this post and you will ultimately achieve your purpose and goals.
In conclusion I hope these eight daily time management tips help you become the best you can be in whatever you choose and wherever you are in life. As a final suggestion don’t try to implement all eight tips at one time. Take one of them, implement it until it becomes a habit, then take another. Sometimes when we try to implement everything at once we become overwhelmed. Take one tip at a time and you soon will have the tips down pat.
Thanks for reading and as always folks, stay safe, keep healthy and enjoy life.
P.S. You may enjoy reading: "Home Office Business Stress: It's Causes and Cures." You can find it in the FM Storefront
Do These 8 Things Every Day to Stay Productive, By Jackelyn Ho. Copied from Priority LearningLink with permission.
Whether you try one or try all, these tips are guaranteed to make your day more efficient.
Everyone wants to be more productive. How incredible would it be to wake up with a to-do list that you can actually do?
Unfortunately, life happens and distractions get in the way of a day's fully checked off checklist. I'm guilty of starting out with good intentions and then falling prey to the dings of my email and the bright lights of my phone.
I took it upon myself to stop the madness and slowly started implementing these things one by one...and it actually worked. You don't have to apply this list all at once but if you can get to a place where you are doing most of these things most of the time, then you are well on your way to a more efficient day.
1. Wake up 15 minutes earlier.
No one wants to lose any sleep, but I found that waking up a little earlier than my day was supposed to start allowed me to spend extra time on my morning routine and prepare my mind. I could finally sit down and eat breakfast instead of inhaling it between red lights. I was able to take my time getting out of bed instead of rushing and stumbling to the bathroom. It was the extra time I needed to truly wake up.
2. Prepare a podcast or audiobook for your commute.
Tony Robbins calls it your NET time - No Extra Time time. These are the moments spent commuting, running errands, or cooking dinner where you can ingest new and important information. It's the time you could normally zone out but instead, you're replacing it with riveting ideas that could lead you to more ideas.
3. Find movement every 60 minutes.
Some studies recommend every 30 minutes, but if you are deep in your work, getting up for a walk when you're in peak creativity is just as counterproductive. I opt for a five-minute walk or stretch every 60 minutes in addition to using a standing desk. The quick break allows your brain to pause and rejuvenate. If you're in a slump and finding yourself checking your phone or hopping on social media too much, it's also a good indicator that you should take a movement break.
4. Don't check your email until it's actually time to work.
Repeat after me: stop checking your email right when you wake up. Just stop. Don't do it. The first thing you do, see, or hear when you wake up sets the tone for the rest of your day. Let your mornings be all you. You'll have time to email all you want later.
5. Create accountability.
Have a colleague or manager checking in on your project or status can help you focus and stay on task. When you know that someone else is involved with your work, you are less likely to fall behind.
6. Pick three major things that need to get done today and assign a time/deadline to them.
I love to-do lists. They are so much fun and sometimes I retroactively put things I've done on a new to-do list just so I can check things off. But, alas, I had to stop doing that. These days, I create that list but I rank the top three things that must be done ASAP, and they also have to be big projects. I can't list small and easy errands as my big three. From there, I assign a time when they need to be done. Deadlines are the biggest motivators.
7. Block off time where you are completely unavailable.
This is a perfect follow up to above. When you create deadlines, write them into a calendar. If you're in a work environment where people love to talk to you, block it off as a meeting. If you work remotely, hide your phone and ban your email and social media for that amount of time. Commit yourself to completely this task.
8. Stop multi-tasking.
I'll admit it, I'm still guilty of this one. But, studies (and prior experience) have proved that you become extremely less productive when you do multiple things at once. It's just the fact of the matter. When your brain can stop jumping from idea to idea, you become more focused, clear, and determined.
Updated July 27,2021
The Secret Behind Self-Discipline
When someone is referred to as self-disciplined, it means that they are intrinsically motivated enough to avoid short-term temptations to achieve long-term goals. They tend to be the person everyone else can count on to get things done. They are exceptionally reliable people who are often remarkably successful. They are people with integrity.
If you are self-disciplined, you:
1. Take Personal Responsibility for Your Actions – If you want to demonstrate self-discipline you need to realize that it is all about taking responsibility for your own actions and no one else’s. When things go right or wrong, you look at how your own behavior affected the situation and then note what you will do again or how you can do better next time.
2. Believe You Are Responsible for Yourself – A person with strong self-discipline doesn’t usually need outside influence to do the right thing. They are very sure of their core values and will put them ahead of what they "want" and do what is right.
3. Understand Your Own Potential – People who have strong self-discipline tend to realize that they have a lot more power than the average person thinks they have. In essence they set up their lives in a way that will lead them to succeed because they know they can do it.
4. Know How to Set Goals Properly – When you know that your actions make a great deal of difference to your success, you will place a high level of importance on learning how to set goals properly. Learn about SMART goals so that you can set yourself up for success.
5. Set Schedules and Routines for Daily Life – Everyone is handed the same 24 hours in a day. The way successful people use that time is the only difference. They tend to schedule everything and do things at certain times ritualistically, because it helps them do more in their lives and experience more balance.
6. Feel Grateful Every Day – Looking on the bright side is a trait that people who have self-confidence. They are thankful for the gifts they receive every day and tend to believe their life has purpose and appreciate the world around them. Keeping a gratitude journal can help anyone learn to feel more grateful.
7. Are a Lifelong Learner – Sadly, most of the world does not read after they’re finished with school. But a person who has self-discipline is usually a lifetime learner. They like reading and learning and always make time for it. Their personal growth and development is important to them.
8. Take Care of Your Self – The reason self-discipline helps you take care of yourself is that you are able to see how some hard decisions made today will pay off tomorrow. And, taking care of yourself strengthens you to take care of others.
9. Are Confident, Patient and Calm – Because you do not feel powerless, and because you know how to make goals and plans to reach those goals, you can feel a lot more confident, patient, and calm. There is no reason to get into anyone’s drama and even when things are tough, you know you will make it through if you follow the steps and your schedule.
10. Forgive Yourself and Others for Their Imperfections – Since you constantly work on yourself, you realize that no one is perfect and that it’s okay. Human imperfections are what makes everyone interesting.
The most important thing to realize about self-discipline is that you don’t have to be perfect from day one. If you want to improve your chances of experiencing success, working on your self-discipline is the key to that success.
Thank you for Reading,
PS. This article is from the e-book “A Beginner’s Guide to Self-Discipline” included in the FORTIS MEMBERSHIP site. You can also purchase it at the Storefront.
Boris (not his real name) a client of mine found that he was always behind. He was constantly responding to interruptions and getting off task. He was forgetting to follow up on requests, waking up at night with things he was supposed to do and didn't. He was trying to keep a list of all his activities in his rapidly failing memory bank.
One of the exercises most successful people do is to take ten minutes at the end of the work day to examine how their day went and to plan for the next day. They review what they did and what they didn’t do. They then look at tomorrow and see what is on their task list and what they need to carry over from their today's incomplete list. Having set their list of tasks they then put them in order of priority and tackle the most important ones first thing in the morning. Oh, one more thing, they make sure their priority tasks are linked to their overall goals.
This is a simple exercise but it works. It keeps us focused on the important and not on the urgent and ensures that we are marching toward our goals and objectives. It is not always easy to keep "on task" because of the numerous interruptions we have during the day, but having the task list in front of us will keep us on track.
What to do: Take ten minutes at the end of the day and look back. Complete the exercise described above and add some more ingredients like: Think about what good you did, what good you could’ve done and the things you could've avoided. Ask: Do I procrastinate on certain tasks? Why didn't I complete this task? Can I do it tomorrow? Is it a real priority? Did I serve an employee, colleague, or customer with a positive attitude? Can I do better tomorrow. Now look ahead and reset your priorities.
By the way when Boris began tracking and planning his activities he slept better, didn't need to be reminded about what he forgot, and actually produced more in a day with less stress
Want to learn more: Consider one of Priority Management's programs at: www.prioritymanagement.com ; read a good book on time management - I found David Allen's book "Getting Things Done" to be a good resource.
Revised from the Archives of Fontanie Learning Solutions.
Note: Image from Microsoft Clip Art
Help! I'm Overloaded
We have plenty of opportunity to fritter away precious time in our places of work.
We allow noisy interruptions such as someone knocking on our door and asking, "You got a minute?" to leaving the "sound" on that lets us know that an email has arrived. We also allow silent ones like having little sticky notes on our walls or on our computers and loading our virtual or physical desk top with files, folders and notes. All of these interrupters take us away from our most important priority of the moment. We get further behind and then claim we are "overloaded" with work. Perhaps we fail to realize that every time we are interrupted we lose about 8 minutes of time. Why? Because our mind needs to disengage from what we are doing, deal with the interruption, and then reengage back to the task at hand.
What to do:
Set aside quiet time to work on your most important items. Some companies have established a policy for their employees not to interrupt their colleagues for the first hour of the day. That time is set aside for them to work on their most important priorities. Failing a company policy, make an appointment with yourself. Guard it just like any other appointment and close your door or put a 'do not disturb' sign on the door or doorway, letting others know that you are busy.. When you have completed that important task you can then remove the 'do not disturb' sign and give the person the attention they deserve.
Break the multitasking myth: Many people think they are good at multitasking. The truth is, they are not. It is estimated that only 2% of the population can multitask without loss of productivity or personal energy. This suggests that for the 98% of us who think we can improve our productivity by multitasking, in reality we are reducing it. Studies show that multitasking increases mistakes, slows down productivity by as much as 40%, dampens creativity, increases stress, impacts relationships negatively (think people viewing their cell phone messages while talking to others), and can place us in very dangerous situations (think driving and texting). The answer to multitasking is to focus on one thing at a time, or at least work on similar things consecutively, e.g. pay all bills at one time, even in this case we can only pay one bill at a time
Control Cell Phone Usage. Related to multitasking is the misuse of cell phones. Cell phones give us a sense that we can do many things at once, but frankly they can be a huge distraction at work. Consider those who check their phones in meetings, text under the desk, hide their phones in files and folders during a meeting, have their phones on during meal time, maintain personal social networking while employed, and look things up on their cell phone rather than on their employer's computer because it would not be considered appropriate. Cell phones can be a great tool to affirm relationships, improve productivity and be a mini-computer in our hand; but, they also can be great time wasters and a cause for discourtesy and disrespect if we don't manage them properly. The issue here is one of self-discipline where we need to manage cell phone usage rather than allowing it to manage us.
Commit time for sleep and rest. We now know that if we are sleep deprived we can expect less productivity and more on the job accidents and mistakes. Improve both your efficiency and effectiveness by getting the appropriate amount of sleep.
Delegate but make sure you delegate appropriately. Delegate the "what" and leave the "how" to the delegatee. His or her "how" may actually improve your "how." If so, both you and the members of your team have gained. Of course if the person doesn't know "how" to do the task then coaching is necessary - yet another learning opportunity has presented itself.
Turn off the "sound" your email makes when it lands in the inbox. If you use Microsoft Outlook go to your inbox, open the tab "tools." and click options. Under email click "email options" and then click "advanced email options" and unclick "play a sound." Presto another interruption disappears.
Commit specific time for your email. Go to your email three or four times a day and at a time when you can respond to the messages. This way you can give due attention to the email rather than being interrupted by it.
Set aside time for energy breaks and physical exercise. A vehicle can't run without fuel and must have the right fuel to run. It also needs regular maintenance if it's to operate at top efficiency. So too we need proper food, fluids and physical activity if we expect to function at our best.
Learn to say "no, I don't have a minute right now." Ask how important the issue is and if its really important you may have to take the minute. However, I have found that most people who ask "got a minute?" don't have important and urgent matters that require immediate attention. Let them solve the issue themselves and have them report later on how they handled it. You can then praise them for a job well done or turn it into a learning opportunity for them.
Work on your priorities and commitments throughout the day. Before you leave the office take 10 to 15 minutes to plan for tomorrow, record your achievements, prioritize and reschedule the tasks left unfinished, and thank those that helped you succeed during the day. Then go home relaxed knowing that you have done your best. When you wake up in the morning you will have a plan of action ready rather then asking yourself that profound question: "What am I suppose to do today?"
The Learning: When we apply one or two of these strategies each week they help us to: become self-leaders through focus and self-discipline, take ownership of our responsibilities, be accountable for our actions, improve relationships, become more productive, and respect our own and each other's resource we call time.
Thanks for reading
Richard P. Fontanie MSW, FCMC Updated from Fontanie Learning Solutions Archives
Manage Self, Manage Time.
The first conundrum about time management is that we can’t manage time. We can only manage ourselves within the time that we have. Time marches on, tick by tick, without us or without our awareness. The second conundrum is that it takes discipline to manage oneself.
Self-discipline is that elusive quality that forces us to keep to task and to keep on focus. It is elusive because we often want to do something else rather than do what we know we need to do. We let our emotions take over, or do something easier than what we know we should do, or, if we are honest, we are lazy and just don’t want to do it. We give in to our weaknesses, feelings and temptations. We lose the will-power and self-restraint to keep on focus and task. This is why, with all our good intentions, we don’t do what we should do within the time that we have.
The first element in managing the time we have then is to manage our selves – to become strong-willed self managers, to become self-disciplined individuals. Once we understand that this is what keeps us on focus and task we can then put the other elements together.
In organizations, we have the big picture – the strategic intent of the organization or of the business. It is spelled out in the vision, mission, goals and values statements. From this big picture teams and individuals establish work plans with specific measurable objectives. These objectives are often called SMART objectives. They are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Trackable. The objectives are the specific “what” of what we are to accomplish. They are the major “dos” for us to do. This strategic intent gives us our focus for our work.
From big picture focus, comes work. Work is the “doing” of the objectives. It is translated into our roles and responsibilities. It finds itself in our day-to-day activities – answering telephones and emails, writing emails, inputting data on computers, meeting people, making sales calls, writing letters, documenting calls, completing specific administrative tasks to get the work done – all related to our specific roles and responsibilities. This is our daily work.
When we look at our work objectively we see that what we do is all related to building relationships with others. So, the key to our work is building relationships. However, in doing all this work we are constantly making decisions about what to do. Each time a telephone call or email comes in, or when we are asked to complete a task, or attend a meeting we make decisions about what we are going to do concerning the request, directive, or conversation.
As we make the decision, we give it a level of priority. We ask ourselves four questions: 1) Is it important and urgent? If it is important and urgent, I must do it now. We give this item an “A” priority. 2) Is it important and non-urgent? It is important but I have time to do it later. If so, this also becomes an “A” priority because it is important. 3) Is it urgent but not important? If it is urgent and not important perhaps someone else can do it. Or, if we can’t delegate it to someone, it becomes my “B” priority. I will do it when I can fit it in my day. But remember we still must complete the task. 4) Is it not-important and not urgent? If so then it is something we can delete or not do.
In the process of making these four decisions we are deciding to “Do it now,” “Do it later,” “Delegate it to someone else,” “Defer it to another time,” or Delete it altogether. Ah, the all important “Delete Button.” A button people often forget is on their key board and in their head. Use it when necessary.
When we go about our work there are things we do that are not related to a specific decision as described above. They are related to a multitude of tasks and activities. These are assigned to projects. Projects have many tasks and activities but within each task or activity we need to go through the same decision-making process. So, although a project has many tasks and activities, each one is assigned a priority as well as to when and who will carry it out.
As we go about our day, there are unscheduled interruptions – those dastardly activities that interrupt our thought processes and activities. They may be more important than the priority we are working on, or they may not be. So, we are back in the decision-making process. How important is the interruption and when should I complete it? Or, should I delete it?
The final context of managing self during work time, is the evaluation process. At the end of the day we review what we have accomplished during the day. As we accomplish a task we check it off. Those we didn’t complete because of unscheduled interruptions, we decide when we should do it. Will it be the next day or later?
When it’s time to close the day – the last ten to fifteen minutes of the work day – it’s time to plan for tomorrow. That’s when we review the day’s accomplishments, prioritize tasks for the next day and set time frames when we intend to complete them.
At week’s end or month’s end we look at all the completed items on our list and measure them against our over-all strategic intent and determine whether we are on target, what has taken us off focus and what are we going to do about it. The evaluation process is a great way to maintain focus on the big picture and making sure our work is moving towards the end in which it is intended.
Keeping self-management in relation to time in context, and following a process of decision-making, prioritizing tasks, checking off completed tasks, determining when to complete unfinished tasks and evaluating our work against our strategic intent will keep us focused, on-point and give us a sense of accomplishment. We can say not “what did I accomplish today?” but “I accomplished these things.” The result is a positive reinforcement of what we do and provides us a greater sense of self-worth.
A great program to get back into control is offered by Priority Management within its Working Sm@rt program. You can find it here.
Author: Richard P. Fontanie MSW, FCMC
When our youngest daughter, Leanne, was about 6 years old, we were just beginning to start our evening meal, when she posed this question to me: “Dad, what do you do all day?” I wondered if this was prompted by a "show and tell" project at her school and so I asked “is this something you need for school?” “No,” she replied, “I’m just interested.” Wow, my daughter is interested in what I do all day! Then I sat back and wondered how am I going to explain to our six-year-old what a management consultant, business coach and trainer does.
So, I began, “Well, Honey, I work with people who run businesses and help them plan and get organized so that they can run their businesses better.” That seemed to satisfy her for the moment and she proceeded to fill up her plate. I could see she was thinking about what I said and I wondered whether my explanation made any sense to her. I didn't have to wait too long. She continued her cross examination.
Do you go to a lot of meetings?” This was an easier question to answer, because it was a yes or no answer. “Yes,” I replied. Then came a question that needed a lot more explanation, “what do you do at your meetings?” Well now I was in my element, because this was an area where managers wasted a lot of time and our firm helped them run their meetings more efficiently. I thought maybe if I explain this right my young daughter would learn something important about how to run a meeting – even at her age. So, I explained:
"Meetings have agendas. An agenda identifies what the people in the meeting need to discuss. We let those who attend meetings know how long it should take to cover each agenda item. We then talk about each item and identify what needs to be done about it, who is going to carry it out, and when we expect it to be done."
I felt good about that answer. But Leanne wasn't finished yet: “Who attends these meetings?” She asked “Only those who need to be there; if people attend and they don’t need to be there, then they are wasting their time,” I replied. “Are you usually late for meetings?” she quizzed. “Oh no,” came my quick reply, “that’s one of the things we teach people. It's everyone’s responsibility to be on time. If I’m late and people are waiting for me I’m wasting their time, and besides it’s pretty rude because when you come into a meeting late you disrupt others."
Then, my little girl of six looked me straight in the eye, and asked: “Why are you usually late for our dinner meetings?” Dumbfounded, I looked at her mother. “I didn't put her up to this,” she said with a smile (and probably thinking "way to go girl!"). I looked at her older sister and she quickly denied any involvement, “it wasn't me.”
So, my six year old put it directly to the Management Consultant - who prided himself on helping others do the right thing and to clearly understand their priorities. In essence she said to me: “Do you have your priorities straight, Dad? Don’t you know that we are just as important, even more important than those business meetings you attend. At least, you can do is be on-time for our meetings too.”
A lesson well learned. And, something I carry with me to this day.
Questions to Answer: Are your priorities in the right place? Do you view family gatherings as important events? Do you attend them on time? Or, do you think your business is more important than your family? Remember children spell “love,” as “time.” To improve your meeting outcomes consider this program.
Author: Richard Fontanie MSW, FCMC, from the Fontanie Learning Solutions Archives.