Struggling To Create Your Power Hour?

9 Tips To Get Back An Hour A Day
In last week's blog, The Power of an Hour, I share with you why trying to FIND time is the wrong strategy.

This is also the title of one of my chapters in my (and only) RTO business book, The Five Little RTO Pigs which uses the analogy of The Three Little Pigs fairytale to demonstrate this is how we build our RTOs- from straw stick to brick.

But there's two other RTO Pigs: The Reno and The Rundown.
FOCUS:  Create Your TIME
In this book chapter, I include 27 tips to get back on hour a day.

So in no particular order, here's my first 9 tips to help you get back an hour a day.

9 Tips To Get Back An Hour A Day

1. Turn off all bells and whistles on your email program.

2. Set up rules so emails move automatically into organized folders rather than into an overflowing inbox.

3. Develop weekly rituals and stick to them.

4. Turn your phone to silent (or even better, switch it off) for at least an hour a day of uninterrupted time.

5. Have an answering machine or service so you can be 'offline' for at least an hour a day. However, for this to work, you also have to turn down the volume of the answering machine.

This may seem obvious but when I suggested to a client they purchase an answering machine, they told me they had one but it didn't work. 'Is it broken?' I asked. 'No', they replied, 'but what happens is the phone rings and I stop working so I can listen to the message to see if I need to call them straight back.

My look said it all.

6. Eat That Frog!

Brian Tracy developed this concept to overcome procrastination and ensure people focus on what's really important. If you're not familiar with this concept, please watch the clip and then just do it.

I have a page of cute frogs which I laminate and give to clients and workshop participants, as well as using on my whiteboard. If you would like a copy, please send me an email.

7. Focus on doing the three things which will grow your RTO business every single day and then move on to the rest.

8. Work out your hourly rate (your value) and then ensure you're spending as much time as possible on activities which will help grow your RTO business (and equate to this high-value rate).

9. Spend time working out your financial numbers to ensure you cover how much it costs to keep the doors open (which includes paying yourself).

There's no point running a training program or delivering a product or service if, at the end of the day, you're not even paid $20 per hour, regardless of the amount shown on the invoice.
What's Next?
Now I know when you're in the midst of juggling everything, it can be really hard to even see HOW to create this Power Hour, even though you know only you can create your own time.

So join me on my next #skilledseducation and @vetr #RTO #webinar on Thursday 8 October where I'm going to share with you many simple ideas so you can refocus your time including:
• How Time does actually equal money... in so many ways
• Why it takes longer than 28 days to build a new habit or ritual
• 9 tips to get back an hour a day

Book in now and I'll see you on the webinar.

And here's my final thought:

So how many of these nine simple tips are you using to create your Power Hour each and every day?

Might I suggest starting with one or two, and building from there.

But again, everything is about practice and doing things consistently so these strategies and techniques move from occasional tasks to ingrained habits you do it automatically.

By embracing the power of an hour, you will continue to build a simple, profitable RTO you and your team actually love to be part of .... one brick (aka a 15 minute chunk) at a time.

If you want to take your RTO from Overwhelmed to Optimised, then why not join me inside Coach In Your Corner – the only membership program designed specifically for anyone running (or aspiring to run) an RTO.

Dedicated to making your RTO life easier

Author: Tamara Simon

Tamara Simon is Australia's Only Dedicated RTO Business Coach who's driven to making your RTO life easier.

For over twenty years, she's been helping timepoor RTO Owners, CEOs and Managers get out of OVERWHELM so they can

- Get back in control and on track

- Grow their business... simply

- Reignite their passion for training

Find out more about Tamara Simon, her Coach In Your Corner RTO Membership Program and how she can take your RTO from Overwhelmed to Optimised here:

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