Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs and Coaches

Time Management Tips For Entrepreneurs & Coaches

Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs and Coaches

Do you often find yourself wishing for more hours in the day? As a coach, it can be challenging to balance your coaching practice with other responsibilities and commitments. In this episode, we will explore three time management tips that can help you increase your productivity and, ultimately, your profitability. By implementing these strategies, you can take control of your time and create a more efficient and successful coaching business.


Key Takeaways

  • Time management is crucial for coaches to maximize their productivity and profitability.
  • Using timers can help you allocate the appropriate amount of time for each task and prevent overwhelm.
  • Scheduling outcome goals instead of time blocking can provide clarity and focus, leading to increased productivity.
  • Maintaining a consistent wake-up and sleep time can establish a rhythm and steady energy throughout the day.


Using Timers for Effective Time Management

One often overlooked time management strategy is the use of timers. Many coaches underestimate the time required to complete a task, leading to frustration and a sense of never having enough time. By setting a timer for each task, you can allocate a specific amount of time and create a sense of urgency. This approach allows you to focus on the task at hand without getting overwhelmed by the overall workload.

I recommend using a timer stand for your cell phone. This simple tool helps you stay on track and ensures that you dedicate the necessary time to each task. By setting a timer, you permit yourself to focus solely on the task without distractions. This strategy not only increases productivity but also helps overcome perfectionist tendencies by allowing tasks to be completed within a set time frame.


Outcome Blocking for Enhanced Productivity

Traditional time blocking involves allocating specific time slots for different tasks. However, I suggest a more effective approach: outcome blocking. Instead of focusing on the time spent on a task, you define the specific outcome you want to achieve within a given time frame. This approach provides clarity and direction, eliminating the need to constantly reevaluate what needs to be done.

I also recommend using a Law of Attraction planner to implement outcome blocking. This planner allows you to schedule your non-negotiable appointments and commitments first. Then, you can allocate specific outcome goals for each time block. By doing so, you eliminate the guesswork and ensure that you are always working towards a specific objective. This proactive approach to time management helps you make the most of your available time and increases your overall productivity.


Regular sleep and wake cycles

Maintaining a consistent wake-up and sleep time is an unsung hero of time management. Many coaches struggle with irregular sleep patterns, leading to fluctuations in energy levels and productivity. By establishing a consistent sleep routine, you can regulate your body’s internal clock and optimize your energy throughout the day.

I cannot emphasize enough, the importance of having a steady sleep schedule. Whether you are a morning person or a night owl, consistency is key. By going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, you train your body to follow a predictable rhythm. This steady energy flow allows you to be more productive and focused during your working hours. Additionally, a consistent sleep routine promotes overall well-being and reduces the risk of burnout.


Focusmate: Virtual Coworking for Increased Accountability

In addition to the three main time management strategies discussed above, I wanted to introduce an interesting tool called Focusmate. Focusmate is a virtual coworking platform that provides accountability and support for getting tasks done. By booking a session on Focusmate, you can join a video call with others who are also looking to increase their productivity.

During a Focusmate session, participants share their goals for the session and then work independently while being virtually present with others. At the end of the session, participants check in and celebrate their progress. This virtual accountability can be a powerful motivator and help you stay focused and productive. Focusmate offers various session lengths, allowing you to choose the duration that works best for you.



Time management is a critical skill for coaches to master in order to maximize their productivity and profitability. By implementing the strategies discussed in this article, such as using timers, scheduling outcome goals, maintaining consistent sleep routines, and utilizing tools like Focusmate, you can take control of your time and create a more efficient and successful coaching business. Remember, when you control your time, you control your destiny. So, take charge of your time and watch your coaching practice thrive.




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Heya, I’m Amanda!

Coaching changed my life.

Coaching is in my blood. I became a coach for the 1st time at 15 when I coached 4-5 year old boys in a pee-wee basketball league. I then coached the hardest crowd ever as a high school teacher and coach, then added to my coaching resume Level 1 CrossFit Coach, Precision Nutrition Coach, and now Certified Master Life Coach, NLP and hypnotherapy practitioner. I have combined my 25 years of coaching into this program to help you become a better coach.

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