Tax Resolution Business Advice - Time Management

Tax resolution practice management is rewarding, both emotionally (helping clients resolve their tax troubles) and financially. As you manage your personal and professional life, working both on and in your tax resolution business, time management is a critical piece of your productivity puzzle. The following guest post is from my partner in life and in business, Roslyn Rozbruch.

Tax Resolution Business Advice - Time Management

michael_rozbruch_time_managementI've discovered that my time is a commodity, and it is very valuable. It’s not that I have less of it; it’s more like most of it is designated toward my business, so I have limited amounts of time left to spend on other things. But trust me; I always make time to be with friends and have fun. What I’ve realized is that it’s important for me to be aware of where I spend my time, just as I am aware of how I spend my money. What I don’t have is time to waste on people I don’t like, things I don’t want to do, or things that don’t mean anything to me. It’s like I’ve fung-shuied my overall time. I still watch TV, but a lot less than I used to. I have a personal Facebook account, but I am only “friends” with family because I know if I “friend” everyone, I will fall into the abyss of Facebook posts, reading everyone else's posts — even the posts of people I don’t know — so I just don’t do it at all. I know I get sidetracked easily, so I have made a conscious effort to not do something that will turn into a bad habit. Being aware of how I spend my time like I do my money is empowering. Planning out how I’m going to spend my day, week, month, or even overall year by writing down the events in my date book also gives me the power to be more in charge of my life. I have friends who are much better at planning their time than me, but I’m working on it.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you aware of your weaknesses and strengths in how you spend or plan your time?
  • Do you designate some of your time for either an activity you would like to do, or set aside time aside for something in particular you would like to implement in your business?
  • Do you make time to be with the people you enjoy?
  • Are you aware of how valuable your time is?
  • For me, there never seems to be spare time, so if something is important to me, business or personal-wise, I make the time. Be sure to set aside time to do something that is important to you, because unlike money, once you spend it, you can’t earn it back.

The more you are aware of how you spend your time, the better you can manage it.

Thank you Roslyn for the tax resolution business leader time management questions!!!! Great "Food for Thought" as always!

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