Time management techniques to take your To-Do list to a To-Done list

Time management is always a hot topic among entrepreneurs. How do you get more done in a day? Do you need more hours? More hands? Or do you just need to know what to focus on and how to complete those things more efficiently?

But the reality is that when it comes to time management and efficiency, there’s no one size fits all. If you’re like Samantha you like to hear from others about what works for them so you can get ideas of what you might try for yourself in your own day-to-day life. Well this week’s Fempire LIVE was just such an opportunity!

Catch the replay as Samantha King talks with Sara Louise Clarke of Sara L. Clarke, serial entrepreneur, about Sara’s never before heard of time management hacks. Sara’s got A LOT on her plate from multiple business and roles in her life, but that doesn’t stop her from taking her To-Do List to a To-Done List. It’s one of the many things we know and love her for! This was a CAN’T-MISS episode!!

Key takeaways include:

  • Why multi-tasking is a myth and how to really balance multiple businesses
  • The importance of completing a daily audit to analyze where you are spending your time.
  • How to build “urgent care” for clients in your day
  • A reminder to NOT compare yourself to others and their systems. What works for you works for you. Own it.
  • The revelation that there is no such thing as balance – we live on a teeter totter

EDITORS NOTE: Due to some technical difficulties, this episode of Fempire LIVE was recorded on an iPhone and may not exhibit the same recording standards as other episodes. Good thing the information contained in the video MORE THAN makes up for up ?

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