A Master’s Guide to Managing Your Time

clock The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time.” ~Franklin Field

All Relìv Distributors have the same number of hours per day. It’s what you do with those hours that separates the business builders from everyone else. Just a few simple steps can help you manage your time and get the most out of every day.

Schedule Your Week, Budget your Time

One of the best benefits of Relìv is not having to punch a time clock. But just because you don’t work on someone else’s schedule doesn’t mean you should have no schedule at all.

“We budget our money. It makes sense to budget our time as well,” says Presidential Ambassador Karen Turner of Orem, UT. “I plan my week ahead and put the things I don’t want to do at the top of the list, and the easier items later. That way, I am sure to get the important things done.”

Be specific when you set your goals. Rather than planning to talk to as many people as possible, set a specific number of appointments you want to have each week. This will give you a set number to work toward and make it less likely to get off track.

Timesaving Tip:It’s easy to plan your day in 1-hour increments with the help of an electronic or paper day planner. Write down your goals and cross them off as you reach them.

Use Every Moment

Even if you are in Relìv part-time, you can probably find small increments of every day for your business.

“When I was still working full-time and starting my Relìv business on a part-time basis, I went out during my lunch breaks to share Relìv,” says Presidential Ambassador Sandra Sopko. “For 30 minutes each day, I visited a nearby strip mall to work the cold market. If everyone would work faithfully for just 6-10 hours per week, their business would grow.”

Timesaving Tip: Do you have 23 days to spare? You might not think so. But setting aside just 30 minutes daily for your Relìv business adds up to 182 hours per year — that’s almost 23 work days!

Avoid Distractions

Social media sites can help you develop relationships, but they can also become a distraction. Have you ever logged in to do a quick Facebook update and ended up spending 20 minutes looking at photo albums and playing Farmville? The Relìv business is all about interacting with others, and the best way to do that is in person. Social media is meant to enhance, not replace interaction with your prospects.

Conference calls are another great business tool. It can be tempting to listen to all the inspiring stories. But Sandra has more advice: “The recorded calls are a great resource; however, I encourage Distributors to listen to them either before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m. so they still have their whole day for appointments. The most important thing is to get out and meet people!” she explains.

Timesaving Tip: Define an amount of time to allot to using peripheral business tools such as social media and conference calls. Since these can be distracting, set a timer or an alarm clock to alert you so you don’t spend more time on them than you have planned.

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