time management


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Image Many of us have found ourselves feeling the same way the character does in the cartoon as a business owner.  We also often fail to create a plan of action to avoid the frequency of being stressed, overwhelmed or missing a deadline.  Instead we produce excuses about not having enough time to create a plan.  There is always time to invest in your investment we just have learn how to.

Time management is more than knowing the date and time; its about understanding the value and power of time.  Proper time management will eliminate many of the shortcomings and myths that prevent business owners from enjoying success and happiness.  Becoming organized and managing your time will decrease, if not eliminate the frequency of errors, missed deadlines, and burn out.  Your clients, customers and colleagues need to know that they can depend on you to get the task done.  Time management allows you to Invest in your greatest asset -Y-O-U and your reputation.

So here are few helpful hints :

  1. Get a calendar and actually use it.  Make sure that you can write down/type in  every appointment, fun event,anniversary, payment due date, birthday, Work out time; any activity. Also include your social media and email time
  2. Create a daily  “to do ” or  Task List.  Look at it throughout the day.
  3. Develop a system that prioritizes the events.  Lunch with a client or potential client ranks higher than chatting with a store clerk about the weather.
  4. Review and revise: take a few minutes, 3-5 minutes, to make sure you are aware of what needs to be done and deliver.
  5. Ask for help, delegate and be flexible.
  6. Commit to completing steps 1-5

About Marrian Efua (www.efuaspeaks.com)

Marrian Efua is an Author, Business, Life and Spiritual Transformation, Innovation,and Management Coach, Educator, Performer, Minister, and Radio Host. She has shares her candid straight talk infused with spiritual and motivational encouragement, nationally assisting others in accessing and developing themselves personally and professionally.  Marrian is also a HIV/AIDS,  domestic violence and gender oppression advocate.

Time Really is on your side.©

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Late last year I came across an email, with a video clip about Iyanla Vanzant’s book” Peace from Broken Pieces”; her message spoke to me about the very situation I was experiencing at that time. So I did a bit of research and bought the book. I read the book and really connected with the content;I couldn’t believe how much of a mirror reflection our two lives were.I had been in social & business environments with her but had never read her books, watched her videos, I just was aware of what she did and was cordial. Folks had compared my style of sharing with her but I had never taken the time to learn about her. But when I did.. !!! It was at the right time when I need it. Our mutual friend later set up an opportunity for us to speak (which never happened due to scheduling issues) but I was ok with it. What was meant to be was.Time is not something that we can control but we can control the what we do in the time we are given by simply being open to receive from the Divine . The divine wanted me to hear that message (that I opened the wee hrs of morning) , divine wanted me to read the book, the Divine wanted me be affirmed in my life journey, become more actively awakened , as well prepare me for what is awaiting me.It’s not about timing its about what you do with that time that really matters. Manage your time and use it to make your life and those around you the best it can be. That is working to birth your vision, maintaining your destiny, manifesting and operating in your purpose, loving you, your loved ones and accepting new ones. Don’t waste it. USE your time wisely.


M. E. 2013 (excerpt from Upcoming book Free Flowing)