Release Date: 5/18/21

Episode Summary

Dielle shares an episode from her podcast archive, back when she was a side hustler. In this episode, she shares that not all of the time management tips and tricks work for side hustlers with limited time to move their business forward. Learn about the mistakes side hustlers make and what you can do instead.

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Show Notes

I’m sharing an episode from my podcast archive today! This is from when I was a side hustler and had mastered time management. I saw that so many other side hustlers were making mistakes when it came to time management and I wanted to share ways they could fix that.

First, I want to address two common pieces of advice that I hear business coaching giving. That is using the Pomodoro Method and focusing on using a Project Management system. The problem is that these business coaches usually haven’t worked a 9 to 5 along with running their business. The Pomodoro Method works best when you have long stretches of time or all day to work. Side hustlers have smaller windows of time to work anyway! And trying tools like Asana, Trello, and ClickUp can overcomplicate things. You don’t need a complicated system to keep track of everything!

Now, these are the top 5 mistakes I see people making when it comes to time management:

  1. Working harder, not smarter.

You need to work smarter with what you have right now. Get maximum value out of the time and tools that you currently have by using them to the best of their abilities.

  1. Not having a daily plan.

If you are making decisions quickly and in the moment, they are usually not well thought out. You’re also in danger of doing what you want to do instead of what you need to do.

  1. Being stuck in overwhelm.

You need to force yourself to think about things differently so you don’t stay stuck in overwhelm and not take any action. Overwhelm puts you in a victim mentality, but remember that you are in control over your time.

  1. Automatically thinking that you can’t hire someone to help you.

You can barter services. Also, realize that if you’re so busy doing things that don’t make you money you can’t do the things that do make you money!

  1. Not focusing on mind management.

Focusing on implementing strategies can still leave you stuck. You have to work on your mindset for you to really get a handle on managing your time.

There you go, the top mistakes I see side hustlers making and how you can overcome these to master time management and move ahead in your business.

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45: Learn from Side Hustler Dielle: Time Management Mistakes For Side Hustlers

May 18, 2021

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