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‘Time Management’ is one topic that has had more keys punched for it than any other in management. Even so Eleanor Beaton’s (Founder – Fierce Feminine) is an interesting read for bringing back into focus an oft-forgotten aspect of time management. While she targets her short post at women entrepreneurs, it’s equally relevant for others too. Here’s an extract:

egypt.souq dot com

Why You Need to Quit Managing Your Time and Start Managing Your Boundaries

…But if your time management strategies are missing this one foundational ingredient, they are destined to render you nothing more a highly efficient producer of meaningless results.

So what’s the secret sauce that will catapult your productivity?

Your boundaries, otherwise known as those internally generated laws that govern what will work for you, and what won’t. Boundaries are the single most important and overlooked aspect of setting a priority and putting in the effort required to make it happen.

Think of your boundaries as bodyguards for your time and mental bandwidth. Without boundaries, your time is open for the pillaging by people who “just want to pick your brain,” by volunteer work that’s no longer meaningful, by needy clients or stakeholders who would benefit from a lesson in respecting the time of others.

And while many people struggle to set boundaries, the problem is particularly acute for women entrepreneurs, many of whom are juggling not only the needs of their growing businesses, but also the necessities of supporting aging parents, growing kids, personal relationships, health, and so on.

The challenge? Protecting your boundaries can involve conflict, because it will often mean you say no to someone else’s agenda in order to say yes to yours. This type of conflict can present problems for women, many of whom are socialized from a young age to create harmony and avoid conflict at all costs.

The short article appearing here includes ‘some practical strategies to help you identify, set and respect your boundaries, so you can protect your time and mental bandwidth’.

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Source: egypt.souq.com

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