As a business coach, I work in 8 key areas of running a business;

  1. Planning
  2. Time Management
  3. Marketing
  4. Sales
  5. Recruiting Quality People
  6. Leadership skills
  7. Creating A Sustainable Business
  8. Investing Your Profits

However, our key area of focus is Time Management, why? Because with over 9 years of business coaching experience, that is the biggest problem area for business owners.

They don’t have the discipline to stop and plan what they are doing with their business, and if they do, they do not have the skills to stop the constant interruptions, distractions and procrastination that goes on every day, day after day.

Some will go and do a 1 or 2 day time management workshop, but these workshops only show you how to set your goals, create a plan and tell you to plan your week and your day. They do not cover the skills you really need to get control of your time.

Over the years, I have completed some of these workshops and found the same problem, as soon as I got back to work, the phone would ring, staff would constantly be in my office, deadlines needed to be met, customers needed to be satisfied. It wasn’t until over a period of time where I learnt and developed the skills needed in some people management areas, that I was able to really get control of my day.

What I have noticed over years of coaching, is that most business owners have the same problem, they just can’t find the time to do things, like create a proper strategic marketing plan, recruit quality people, put quality systems and processes into their business to make it run more effectively and many other things that need to be done.

That is why we focus on time management, because, I know if I can coach a business owner in the skills of Planning, Time Management and how to avoid procrastination and significantly reduce the effects of distractions and interruptions in their day, they will have all the time they need to do all of the activities required to make their business extremely successful. And most of all, have time available to do the things they wanted to do in life that they intended their business to provide them the ability to do in the first place.

I will warn you, don’t expect to become a good time manager overnight. You do have to develop new skills and change your habits and patterns that you have built up over years. Depending on the size of your business and current skills, we see most business owners start to gain great results over a 6 to 12 month time frame.

Have a great week,

Peter Johnson
The Time Retriever

To find out more about The Time Retriever coaching programs visit www.timeretrievers.com.au

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