Tips to Find More Time in Your Day

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For many entrepreneurs, as soon as one item is checked off their to-do list, it is replaced by at least two more.  Last year, my list was so over run with items that I started implementing the “Daily 3″ system.  You can read about it in “Stop Procrastinating! Maximize Your To-Do List.”  While this has helped me tremendously, I’m still looking for more ways to connect with customers and to get things done that matter.  In “How to Find More Time in Your Day,” Chris Brogan shares how he inserts meaningful moments throughout his work day.  Some tips include:

  • Use the rule of thirds – Spend one-third of every day prospecting for new customers, one-third for business tasks and the final third to support existing customers.  Of course this will depend on your current work load, but the key is to balance work between the three groups
  • Be thankful – As part of your support of existing customers, consider sending thank you cards to your top 5 on a regular basis. It will serve as a well-check and also keep you top of mind when they’re in need your product or service again.
  • Put it online – If you find yourself forgetting your list on the run, Brogan lists three virtual tools you can use.

Looking at the Brogan article and my Daily 3, can you suggest other ways to put more meaningful moments in your day?  Are there certain activities you avoid because you know they’re time wasters, or are there social media tools you can’t live without?  Share your tips for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.  Read on for how…

Rules of The Business on Main/Entrepreneur Resources “Meaningful Moments” Contest

1. Post your “Meaningful Moments” story in the comments section of this post and on the MSN Business on Main article page.  The story can be long or short, informational or entertaining.  Just know that what you share could help other entrepreneurs, too.  To get to the comments section on Business on Main, navigate to the gray bar under the article.  Click on the current number of comments to expand the section and post away.

2. Identify your post on Business on Main with the words Entrepreneur Resources or the initials E-R.

3. The winner will be selected by Entrepreneur Resources.

4. A valid email address must be included in the post here on Entrepreneur Resources (how else can I tell you if you win?).

Note: Prizes will be awarded in the form of a $100 Amazon.com gift card and will mailed out 4-6 weeks after winner notification.

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Deadline:

You have until Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:59pm CST to comment and be entered for your chance to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card.  I will randomly pick one winner with random.org and announce it here on the Entrepreneur Resources blog on or shortly after April 1, 2012.

Disclaimer: My blog is a part of an online influencer network for Business on Main. I receive incentives to share my views on a monthly basis.  The opinions, however, are all mine. :-)

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Dequiana Brooks Jackson

Dequiana Brooks Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc. specializes in teaching women entrepreneurs the marketing fundamentals they need to grow their businesses. This author, speaker and business coach is the creator of the SPARK Marketing System™, an exclusive program that shows entrepreneurs how to shatter negative mindsets, take control of their marketing and make more money. Ready to get the spark back in your small business? Schedule your free consultation today!

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  • WIll

    I put meaningful moments in my day by speaking to it upfront. I expect to have a good day, be productive, and accomplish my goals. It puts me in a good mindset all day, which carries me through the workday.

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