Issue #8

July 13, 2023

by Rosemary Morretta


Hi Reader… Welcome to Issue 8 of TeamSelfCare’s TLC Newsletter!

In this issue, we dive deep into a crucial aspect of success for entrepreneurs: Time Management. As entrepreneurs, we know that time is a precious resource, and mastering its management is key to achieving our goals while maintaining balance and well-being.

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the challenges you face in juggling multiple responsibilities, making tough decisions, and staying focused in a fast-paced world. That’s why we’ve curated an array of valuable insights, practical strategies, and expert advice to help you reclaim control of your time and maximize productivity.

Discover effective techniques for setting priorities, optimizing your daily schedule, and eliminating time-wasting habits. Let this issue be your guide to unlocking the potential of each day, empowering you to thrive as an entrepreneur while nurturing your well-being. Get ready to reclaim your time and elevate your entrepreneurial journey!

Wishing you productivity, balance, and success,


Featured Article

17 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, effective time management is crucial for maintaining productivity, achieving business goals, and finding a healthy work-life balance. In this blog post, we will share 17 practical time management tips specifically tailored for entrepreneurs. Each tip not only provides actionable guidance but also highlights the specific benefits it brings to help you thrive in your endeavors. By implementing these strategies, you can optimize your time, increase productivity, and ultimately pave the way to greater success. Here goes…

  1. Set SMART Goals: Establish specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound goals. Benefit: Provides clarity, focus, and a sense of accomplishment.
  2. Prioritize Tasks: Identify the most important tasks that align with your goals and tackle them first. Benefit: Maximizes productivity and ensures progress in key areas.
  3. Create a Daily Schedule: Plan your day in advance, allocating time for specific tasks and activities. Benefit: Enhances productivity, reduces decision fatigue, and minimizes distractions.
  4. Utilize Time-Blocking: Allocate dedicated blocks of time for specific tasks or categories of work. Benefit: Increases focus, efficiency, and prevents multitasking.
  5. Leverage Productivity Tools: Utilize project management, task-tracking, and time-tracking tools to streamline workflows. Benefit: Boosts organization, collaboration, and accountability.
  6. Use To-Do Lists: Create daily or weekly to-do lists to track and prioritize tasks. Benefit: Provides a clear overview, reduces overwhelm, and increases task completion.
  7. Embrace Digital Solutions: Digitize documents, automate repetitive tasks, and utilize cloud storage for easy access. Benefit: Saves time, enhances efficiency, and enables seamless collaboration.
  8. Practice the Pomodoro Technique: Work in focused 25-minute intervals followed by short breaks. Benefit: Improves focus, minimizes burnout, and increases productivity.
  9. Implement the Action Priority Matrix, aka the Eisenhower Matrix: Categorize tasks based on urgency and importance. Benefit: Enables effective decision-making, prioritization, and task delegation. (Get it here.)
  10. Delegate and Outsource: Identify tasks that can be effectively delegated or outsourced to others. Benefit: Frees up time for higher-value activities and improves efficiency.
  11. Avoid Procrastination: Overcome procrastination by breaking tasks into smaller, manageable steps and setting deadlines. Benefit: Increases productivity, reduces stress, and boosts progress.
  12. Design an Effective Workspace: Create a clutter-free and organized workspace that promotes focus and productivity. Benefit: Enhances concentration, creativity, and overall efficiency.
  13. Embrace Time-Blocking for Email and Social Media: Set specific time slots for checking and responding to emails and social media notifications. Benefit: Prevents distractions and increases concentration on essential tasks.
  14. Manage Interruptions: Minimize interruptions by setting boundaries, communicating your availability, and utilizing tools like “Do Not Disturb” mode. Benefit: Increases productivity, reduces context switching, and preserves focus.
  15. Implement the 2-Minute Rule: If a task takes less than two minutes, do it immediately rather than postponing it. Benefit: Prevents small tasks from accumulating and becoming overwhelming.
  16. Set Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries between work and personal life, including dedicated time for relaxation and self-care. Benefit: Prevents burnout, improves overall well-being, and promotes sustained productivity.

Effective time management is a critical skill for entrepreneurs to thrive amidst the demands and challenges of running a business. By implementing these 17 time management tips, you can optimize your productivity, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and achieve your entrepreneurial goals. Embrace these strategies, adapt them to your unique needs, and witness the transformative power of effective time management in your entrepreneurial journey.

Ask The Expert: Q&A

Question: “How can entrepreneurs effectively prioritize their tasks and optimize their time to achieve both short-term goals and long-term success?”

Answer: This question focuses on the challenges entrepreneurs face in managing their time effectively while balancing immediate demands and long-term objectives.

While all the suggestions for effective time management that are listed in todays Featured Article are all valuable, one stands out as particularly important: Prioritizing tasks that align with long-term goals.

Prioritizing tasks is a crucial element for entrepreneurs to effectively optimize their time and achieve both short-term goals and long-term success. By identifying and focusing on high-priority tasks, entrepreneurs can make the most efficient use of their limited time and resources.

By focusing on activities that have a significant impact on the overall vision and objectives, entrepreneurs can prioritize their time effectively. This approach ensures that their efforts are directed towards tasks that contribute to long-term success, rather than getting caught up in low-value or time-consuming activities.

When entrepreneurs have a clear understanding of their goals, they can make informed decisions about which tasks to prioritize and which to delegate or eliminate. This strategic approach helps maintain focus, increase productivity, and prevent wasted time and effort on activities that do not contribute to their ultimate objectives.

Identifying high-impact activities requires a deep understanding of the business’s vision, mission, and key priorities. It involves evaluating tasks based on their potential to drive growth, generate revenue, build relationships, or advance key projects. By consistently aligning their time and energy with these high-impact activities, entrepreneurs can make significant strides towards achieving their long-term goals and maximizing their success.

Recipe of the Week: Healthy & Fast!


Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: Approximately 250 calories Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

With its quick and simple ingredients, this salad can be prepared in just 5 minutes. It’s a fantastic option when you’re short on time but still want a flavorful and nutritious meal.


  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup cubed feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Black olives (optional)

Preparation Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and crumbled feta cheese.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.
  4. Top with the olives, if using.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy this quick and refreshing Greek Crunchy Salad!

Quote of the Week

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss’s quote highlights a fundamental aspect of time management for entrepreneurs. In our world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being busy without actually being productive. The quote emphasizes the importance of prioritizing meaningful work that directly contributes to achieving business goals.

This quote really resonates with me. I’m by nature a busy bee, always buzzing around, flitting from one thing to the next. I really have to work on this skill. Every. Damn. Day…

But as a business owner, I know we must understand that the value lies not in how many tasks we can juggle simultaneously, but rather in focusing on the tasks that truly move the needle. By consciously choosing high-impact activities and eliminating time-wasting ones, we can optimize our time and energy for maximum productivity.

This quote reminds us to constantly evaluate our actions and ensure that they align with our long-term vision. It encourages us to step back, assess our priorities, and make deliberate choices about where to direct our efforts. By doing so, we can achieve more meaningful results, make progress towards our goals, and ultimately succeed in our endeavors.

Weekly Meditation

Listen to Audio

Welcome to this week’s meditation, Time Tamer.

Find a comfortable position, close your eyes, and take a deep breath.

As we embark on this meditation, let us reflect on the essence of time and how we can navigate it with grace and intention. Time is a precious resource, and our approach to managing it profoundly impacts our productivity, well-being, and overall success as entrepreneurs.

In this moment of stillness, bring your awareness to the present. Allow any thoughts of the past or worries about the future to gently drift away. Focus on the here and now, recognizing that this is where true time management begins.

Consider the value of prioritization. As entrepreneurs, we are faced with numerous demands and opportunities vying for our attention. Take a moment to contemplate what truly matters to you and align your actions accordingly. What are the high-impact activities that will drive you closer to your goals?

Embrace the power of focus. In a world filled with distractions, cultivate the ability to immerse yourself fully in the task at hand. Give yourself permission to disconnect from external disruptions and delve into a state of flow. By dedicating uninterrupted time to important work, you can achieve more in less time.

Remember to create balance. Time management is not solely about work and productivity. It encompasses self-care, personal growth, and meaningful connections. Nurture your well-being by scheduling moments of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. This balance will fuel your creativity and sustain your motivation.

As we conclude this meditation, bring your awareness back to your breath. Take a moment to express gratitude for the gift of time and the opportunity to manage it consciously. Carry the lessons of this meditation with you as you navigate your week ahead, embracing the art of time management with clarity, focus, and a deep sense of purpose.

When you are ready, gently open your eyes, knowing that you have the capacity to shape your relationship with time and create a harmonious balance in your entrepreneurial journey.

Affirmation of the Week

“I am the master of my time, aligning my actions with purpose and focus to achieve extraordinary results.”

Repeating this affirmation throughout the week empowers you to embrace your role as a time master. By affirming your ability to take charge of your time, align actions with purpose, and maintain focus, you reinforce a mindset of productivity and intentionality.

This affirmation serves as a powerful reminder to prioritize meaningful tasks, avoid distractions, and stay on track towards your goals. By internalizing this affirmation, you can cultivate a proactive mindset, enhancing your ability to make strategic decisions and manage your time effectively. Embracing this affirmation throughout the week can foster a sense of confidence, motivation, and resilience, enabling you to navigate your busy schedule with clarity and achieve extraordinary results.

Content Recommendations

Here are some time management resources to check out.

As an entrepreneur, you know that time management is the key to success. It’s not just about being busy; it’s about making every moment count. That’s why it’s beneficial for you to take an assessment of your executive function of time management.

By taking an assessment, you gain valuable insights into your current time management skills. It provides an objective evaluation of your strengths and areas for improvement. Understanding your unique tendencies and patterns allows you to make informed decisions to optimize your productivity and efficiency.

The assessment helps you identify any time-wasting habits or areas where you can streamline your workflow. It highlights your ability to set priorities, plan effectively, and stay organized. Armed with this knowledge, you can proactively implement strategies to enhance your time management skills and make smarter decisions about how you allocate your time.

Moreover, the assessment serves as a baseline for tracking your progress. It enables you to measure the impact of the changes you implement and celebrate your achievements along the way. By regularly reassessing, you can continuously refine your time management strategies and ensure you are consistently growing and adapting.

Taking a time management assessment is a valuable investment in your entrepreneurial journey. It equips you with the self-awareness and knowledge needed to make conscious choices, optimize your time, and achieve your goals. By continuously honing this essential skill, you are setting yourself up for long-term success in both your business and personal life.

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Wrapping Up

Thank you for taking the time to read our latest issue of the TLC newsletter, focusing on the critical executive function of Time Management. We appreciate your dedication to self-care and your commitment to nurturing your well-being.

Please feel free to email us at with your comments and any questions you may have about time management or other self-care topics. Our team is here to support you on your journey.

We invite you to try the Crunch-Time Greek Salad recipe featured in this issue. It’s really good, nutritious, and best of all really quick to make. Having the ingredients for this salad around will keep you from ordering in a much less nutritious lunch.

Remember to carve out a moment to tune in to the Time Tamer weekly meditation​. Though brief, it truly immerses you in the time management zone, providing a powerful boost to your focus and productivity.

And give yourself the great gift of a ​Time Management Assessment​. Managing my time better, has changed both me and my business. I’m no longer running around without knowing exactly how I should be spending my time. I know first-hand how managing your time better has extraordinary consequences.

Don’t miss the​ Connect and Convert Bundle​, which ends on July 17th. I contributed the Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life 30-Day Challenge. It’s 30 days of daily prompts, reflection exercises, and guidance tailored specifically to the unique challenges and aspirations of entrepreneurs. The bundle and my contribution are getting great reviews.

And don’t forget to sign up for the FREE ​Back to Basicsmembership. It’s opening in a couple of weeks. So, get on the waitlist. There are lots of goodies been loaded as I write this.

Last week there were quite a few sign-ups for the new Facebook Group, Self-Care Check-In For Entrepreneurs. But the more, the merrier, so join us ​in the group​ today.

And while you’re there, let me know how I can best support you in the group. We all need to check in with ourselves from time to time, and having a little support meeting our goals never hurts. So, head over and join and post an introduction. I look forward to meeting you there.

Thank you again for being a part of the TeamSelfCare community. Remember, your well-being is a priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Stay tuned for our next issue, where we will continue to provide valuable insights and practical tips for your self-care needs.

Wishing you joy, balance, and business success.

Be well,

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