Have you ever noticed how there’s no clocks in casinos? The result is it’s hard to know what time it is, how long you’ve been there, and when it’s time to leave.
It’s a lot like that when it comes to time management and the creative person.
What makes us innovative and creative also can make it tough to manage the clock and calendar. As freelancers we are in our "right" minds. This means we use the right side of our brain to juggle ten things at once, solve problems, market and promote ourselves, and take risks—it’s what makes us entrepreneurial.
The problem is the right side of the brain has no concept of time. This is good when you are "in the zone" working away and so engrossed in a project you don’t get distracted. It’s bad when it comes to being on time for meetings, estimating how long something will take to complete, how much to charge, and what should get the bulk of your time and energy.
What I will focus on for this blog is how to work with your natural right-brain tendencies so you are making the most of your thinking style to become extremely effective at managing time. There is nothing more important than to a freelancer than time. (You are probably saying to yourself that money is more important than time, but the two are linked with time being the key component to increasing your income.) So stay tuned as we look at solutions to make sure you are on time, make the most of your time, find the time to do the things to build your business, and have a good time doing it.