Last week, I talked with a young woman about her business and our coaching services. She mentioned that her biggest challenge was finding more time in her day. She felt she either needed more hours or would have to cut back on sleep, which is never a good solution. This got me thinking about how we can uncover extra scraps of time.

Personally, I get frustrated when I’m stuck waiting, whether it’s in a doctor’s office or a long line of traffic. It drives me nuts to feel like I’m wasting time. I realized that being prepared could help us make the most of these idle moments. So, I put together a tote bag to keep in my car, filled with things to do during these scraps of time.

Here’s what I included in my tote bag:
– Two books: one business, one for pleasure
– Note cards and a nice pen
– A couple of magazines, a pair of scissors to cut out interesting articles
– A list of quick tasks

This list helps me stay productive, even when I’m frustrated and can’t think of what to do. Here are some ideas from my list:

1. Make a quick call to a prospect or client.
2. Review your to-do list.
3. Write a brief note or card to a former client.
4. Listen to a motivational or training tape, or read.
5. Complete some paperwork.
6. Plan your strategy for capturing the next client or target market.
7. Compose a new prospecting letter or a story for your newsletter.
8. Do a stress reduction exercise.
9. Make a list of things in your life you are most grateful for.
10. If others are around, make a new friend.

I hope you find these tips helpful. Do you have any suggestions to add?

If you need more help being productive, I can help with the Full Focus Planner and coaching.

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About the Author: Donna Amos

I believe you can achieve anything you truly want to achieve. “It might sound trite, but time and time again, I’ve seen it happen with my clients. They overcome the fear of exposing themselves to the possibility of failure to creating profitable exciting businesses. My clients do great work, and sometimes it only takes someone else believing in them to give them the confidence to step out and take the chance.”