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There's Never Enough Time

Tara Swiger

How to Get More Done

Tara Swiger

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6. There's Never Enough Time

Lesson Info

There's Never Enough Time

In this segment, I want to talk about what is stopping you from getting more done, and the first thing is that, uh there is never enough time, right? There's just never enough time. I wish I could fix that. I wish I could magically sprinkle you all with very dustin give you like so many more working hours, but is that something you tell yourself there's? Never enough time? We're going to talk about how to kind of fix that in this segment and then we're gonna cover what's getting in your way. What I find is that when I talk to people about why they're productive or feel unproductive, there's often things that they don't even see our blocking them for me will spend their time efficiently and effectively and then we're going to redefine what productivity means for you. So just like we're saying with your big goal, if it is too big and it de motivates you from doing work, the same thing can happen if your definition of productivity and how you measure your productivity is too stringent and...

too tight, you won't feel motivated to get more done because you'll always be feeling like, well, I'm not good enough, I'm not doing enough, so we're going to redefine what productivity means for you and that doesn't mean we're going to make it easier on you were just going to make it more we're going to get easier for you to actually do the stuff you want to dio and the last thing not a thing is identify your systems and what's working. We're going to take what already works in your life. You guys got here today, so you clearly know how to do something get something accomplished. We're going to apply that to your work day, and then we're going to talk about what another thing that's holding you back is the difference between tasks versus projects. So if you often feel overwhelmed at the things on your to do list, it might be that you don't know or practice the difference of identifying task versus projects. The very first thing is that there's never enough time, right? Everyone had this feeling all of the time, there's never enough, no, no there's never enough time. But as long as you're thinking that as you sit down toe work, you're not going to be very effective because you're going to be focused on how there's never enough time. Instead, we want you to focus on what you can get done in the amount of time you have, and there are successful businesses that on lee do things while their kids air napping, there are successful businesses that work forty hours, weak businesses that work two hours a week. And what matters is that you are going towards your own definition of success, what you really want out of your business and that you're using the time that you have because good news business growth isn't related to the amount of time you have it's related to if you use that time effectively to do tasks that drive you towards your goal it's like I said, there are businesses that I have just a couple hours a week and businesses that do forty and you can have success at any range in between there so that there's never enough time thing it's not true, there is enough time if other people are doing it, you can do it, tio, you can reach your goals with the amount of time you have with everything else that you're prioritizing in your life, and I start with this because no matter how much or little time you have it's up to you to use it wisely, it's your responsibility to take what you have and use it. And if you were constantly focused on there's never enough time and I only have twenty minutes and she has twenty hours and oh my goodness, you're not going to use that time effectively, you're going to constantly be worried about what you don't have instead of taking responsibility for what you d'oh because no matter what we do here today, there's no system of time or task manager meant that's going to work if you don't take responsibility for implementing it and doing it. And this is something that I wanted to bring up right away because many of the people I've worked with that just that idea of there's never enough time is what holds them back. They spent all of their time with me all of our time working, talking about how they don't have enough time for things and that's just not going to be forward. But they keep you stuck exactly where you are and it's keeping you from taking responsibility to actually take action in the same way that ambitious goals require ambitious action. Being getting stuff done requires you to take responsibility for the time that you have, whether it's in ten minute chunks or two day chunks going to take responsibility for what you have and you guys have to first agree to do that before anything else we're going to cover today works before anything about your internal rules and setting aside time and managing her task. You have to decide I'm gonna work with what I have right now, and I'm not going to focus on what I don't have.

Class Description

Stop fretting over the limited number of hours in a day and get to work – the smart way! In How to Get More Done, Tara Swiger will lay out a simple action plan that will help you manage your time, your business, and your family life more efficiently.

When Tara's online yarn shop replaced her day job, she fielded a lot of questions about the secret to her success. One thing led to another and now she is devoted, full-time, to helping other crafty entrepreneurs realize their dreams. In this class, she’ll help you take control of your calendar and build your business. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Implement a simple system for managing your time and tasks 
  • Prioritize time with your family 
  • Balance business, life, production, and marketing 
  • Strike the perfect balance between “studio time” and “admin time" 

You’ll identify your time-sucks and unproductive distractions and overcome common scheduling pain points by developing an action plan that works. 

Learn how to create a workday you'll love - no matter how (little) time you have. You’ll make the most of your time, keep track of your to-dos, and get the things that matter done in How to Get More Done with Tara Swiger.

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a Creativelive Student

A really great class. As a newer creative business owner I have had trouble with always feeling like no matter what I worked on it wasn't the right thing or it wasn't enough. I think the advice in this class will help me feel better about my accomplishments and keep me focused on the things that will help my business. Thanks!

Jacqui Kelly

I loved it! start to finish really packed full of sensible easy to follow advice - great workbook and extra materials. Highly recommended. Tara does continually mention STARSHIP and MAPPING with out any background info on these topics which began to niggle at me but guess the answers are on her website. This was my first full class after purchasing my Creator Pass and it gets a 10/10