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EP 231 Effective Time Management for Busy Business Owners

bold goal crusher podcast business owner podcast productivity Mar 10, 2024


Welcome to the Bold Goal Crusher Podcast, where we help you stop letting life get in the way and start crushing your bold goals. In this episode, we will be diving into the topic of effective time management for busy startup founders. Whether you have a side hustle, dreams of starting a business, or already have a business, this episode is for you. We understand that managing your time can be challenging, but with the right strategies, you can maximize your productivity and achieve your goals without feeling overwhelmed. 


Creating Structure and Pace 

When you transition from a formal work environment to starting your own business or side hustle, it's crucial to create your own structure and pace. In a corporate setting, there is often an underlying culture and schedule that helps individuals stay accountable and meet their goals. As a startup founder, you have the opportunity to design your own structure and determine the pace at which you work. 

However, it can be tempting to believe that you have unlimited time to accomplish tasks or that you can always put them off until later. This mindset can lead to either being consumed by work or failing to prioritize important tasks. To overcome this challenge, consider implementing the following time management tips: 


1. Batching Content 

Batching content involves setting aside dedicated blocks of time to work on specific tasks. For example, you can allocate one block of time each week for social media content creation or a monthly block of time for email newsletters. By focusing on one task at a time, you can complete it more efficiently and reduce the need for task-switching. 

Identify the routine tasks you need to complete on a monthly basis, such as writing blog posts, recording podcasts, or sending emails. Create designated blocks of time to batch these tasks and tackle them all at once. This approach not only improves your productivity but also frees up time for other essential activities. 


2. Keeping Appointments with Yourself 

To effectively manage your time, it's crucial to treat the tasks you set for yourself as important appointments. Just as you would prioritize a meeting or a deadline, honor the commitments you make to yourself. Avoid the temptation to procrastinate or push tasks to the last minute. 

When you schedule time for specific tasks on your calendar, commit to completing them within that timeframe. By setting deadlines, you create a sense of urgency and ensure that important tasks are not overlooked or rushed. 


3. Balancing Work on the Business and Work in the Business 

As a busy startup founder, it's vital to strike a balance between working on your business and working in your business. Working on the business involves tasks related to creating content, managing accounts, and bookkeeping. Working in the business refers to providing services or developing products for clients. 

However, don't forget the importance of working on building the business – activities that generate leads and attract potential clients or customers. It's easy to get caught up in day-to-day operations and neglect the long-term growth of your business. By allocating dedicated time for each aspect of your business, you ensure a well-rounded approach that fosters both short-term success and long-term growth. 



Managing your time effectively as a busy startup founder is essential for achieving your goals and maximizing your success. By implementing strategies such as batching content, keeping appointments with yourself, and balancing work on the business and in the business, you can maintain a productive workflow and make progress toward your bold goals. 

Remember, you have the power to create your own structure and pace. Stay focused on your why, be intentional with your time, and never lose sight of the ultimate lifestyle you want to lead. With effective time management, you can build a thriving and profitable business while living the life of your dreams. 


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