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July 5, 2013 10:31 am

Time Management for Event Planners

Manage Your Time

The event industry can be an amazing field to work in. It’s fast paced, ever-changing, creative, and fun! Because it’s such a great field to work in we tend to over-schedule and over-commit our time in a seemingly never-ending quest for success, and it can sometimes overshadow our home lives. We are never without our smart phones and computers, which can take a serious toll on our families and friends.

If this all sounds familiar than it may be time to stop and re-evaluate your priorities. We have some quick tips for maintaining a great family life while still growing a successful business. Because you can do it all with some good old fashioned time management.

Get help!

If you’ve so far been going it alone, it might be time to hire a bit of occasional help. Your business can continue expanding but you can spread out the workload between two or three people. Think about hiring an intern. There are swarms of college students out there just waiting to snatch up a co-op position in their field of choice. You’ll be amazed at how much of your time is freed up when you don’t have to answer phone calls or waste time tidying up the office.

Be In The Moment

When you’re spending time with loved ones try and really be in the moment with them. Leave work at the office (or at the door of the office if you work from home) and turn off your phone to ensure you don’t waste any precious family time. Your clients can wait until the morning to receive a call back or a reply to an email. Try and dedicate at least two whole evenings a week to nurturing your relationships with loved ones. This is something you’ll never ever regret.

It’s Okay to Say No

Though we know it can be tempting, you probably shouldn’t accept every client who comes knocking at your door. As well, you don’t need to attend every industry event that you’re invited to. If you’re only attending an event because you feel obligated to, don’t go. Instead spend that time with the important people in your life.

Your clients deserve the best from you, but so do your loved ones. It’s possible to give it to both, it can just take some careful planning and prioritizing!

Do you have any time management tips of your own? We’d love for you to share them with us in a comment below!

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