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Self Management Skills

May 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

How to Improve Self Management Skills and become an Effective Self-Manager
Without doubt, working at home has many perks. But, when you are your own boss, you could easily give in to productivity killers that will result to huge losses. What happens, then? You could lose your business- your own source of income, and when you do, your finances could crash. This is why along with being able to manage your own people effectively (if you have people working for you), you should also be an effective self-manager. Unless you can be good at managing yourself, you will not be able to manage your business successfully.
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Rules for Self-Management

3 Rules to Improve Self Management Skills

1. Stop making excuses. People who lack self-management skills are those who have endless excuses that they give to themselves and others. You often hear them say, “I wasn’t able to complete the project on time because…” and they do this way too often. Be accountable, face the facts, and deal with it accordingly.

2. Manage your time wisely. This means avoiding things and activities that will only waste your time. Do things that count, in terms of how much revenue this will give you, instead of focusing too much on trivial matters.

3. Set rules for yourself. You need to be strict with yourself especially because you are more inclined to lose focus when you earn a living from home. Setting your own personal rules will prove to be more beneficial thank you think.

You Are An Effective Self-Manager If…
1. You always prepare yourself for tomorrow. It is necessary that you write down everything you need to do the next day so that you can be ready for it. Make a to-do list and arrange your tasks according to their level of importance. You may think that a to-do list is a waste of time but in all actuality, it is a very useful tool to help you keep track of things you need to do today, tomorrow, or at a certain time in the future.

2. You are bent on seeing results ASAP. Other people are “conditional” which means that they only work on their tasks if certain conditions they set have been met. For example, telling yourself, “I will work on this project today if I sell product X to 2 customers.” An effective self-manager works regardless of the situation or condition; whether they are doing good in the business or not, whether they feel like working or not, they work, work, and work because they know it is the right thing to do.

3. You value your time. A self-manager values his time well because he knows that time wasted is money wasted. If something needs to be done, he makes sure it is completed on or before the deadline. He uses his time productively because he knows that it could spell the difference between a profit and a loss for his business.

4. You set realistic goals. Dreamers often have very high expectations on themselves and they end up not only failing to meet those expectations, but also withdrawn and frustrated. A self-manager knows the difference between what can be done and what cannot be done, and makes sure he aims for realistic goals. He plans things well and makes smart decisions.

If you follow these guide lines you can enhance your self management skills and achieve your goals.

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