Are You an Entrepreneur That is Starved for Time

This is a good article for entrepreneurs and how to deal with time management. It gives good reasons why entrepreneurs seem to be starved for time and what they can do to free up some of their time.

Being an entrepreneur and running a successful [tag]home-based business[/tag] is stressful at times, and can be hectic. Success within a home-based business though, absolutely demands time management skills, or the chores that need to get done will be left undone, and procrastination, as well as a serious “personal time deficiency” will occur.

Several studies have shown that many first-time [tag]entrepreneurs[/tag] spend too much time on “non-essential” activities within a business, activities that have nothing to do with business, or that have little impact on business success. At the end of each business day (when it finally ends), they are left feeling stressed out, burned out, separated from their personal lives, and worse yet, with a feeling of non-accomplishment and inefficiency.

You probably have met entrepreneurs like this occasionally in your own life. They constantly seem “busy”, yet they are constantly late for appointments, don’t ever have time to attend personal activities or outings, and are always stressed out about what still “needs to be done” each and every day!

A “personal time deficiency” occurs when an entrepreneur seems to spend all their time either working on the business, or thinking about the business. The entrepreneur can neglect family, friends, activities and personal pleasures, in pursuit of business functions. This is not only counter-productive to the business (creativity shines through when entrepreneurs also schedule time away from the business), but personal losses can occur to the entrepreneur. Horror stories abound about divorce among entrepreneurs, shattered family lives, and personal ruin.

What causes “personal time deficiencies”? A variety of factors: …


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