May 9, 2022
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How to Fit It All In

Time Management is where we make it or break it in ministry. Free attachment included.


There is one thing that I know is true for all of us, there seem to be many days that there is not enough time to fit it all in.  You are not the only one with this problem, however it’s a problem nonetheless.  Let me help you sort out your time in a “time budget” that I’ve created for myself.  Budgets are not just for money.  Budgets are for anything that you want to gain control over in your life.  If you don’t, your schedule will control you instead.

I have found that there are important things in all our lives that seem to be the same in everyone’s life.  Here are a few:  Spouse, Family, Business (or church or both), Serve, Spiritual Maintenance, Health, etc.  These seem to land in everyone’s list of things to do plus others.  I have created a diagram (attached) for myself (and you) to evaluate what is most important and assign time to it in your schedule.  This will help keep your life in balance with all the things that compete for your time.  I use the following diagram to assess how my weekly schedule contributes to success in all the areas of my life that need constant attention.  

Since the calendar on my mobile device has a way of controlling my life, I’ve decided to push back and control it instead.  I do a regular assessment of my weekly calendar to make sure that each area has the appropriate amount of time to keep them alive and well.  You may want to do the same.  It will keep you, your family, your significant other, and your goals in focus as you navigate the pressures of a busy schedule.

I hope this is helpful in your endeavor for success in all that you do.

Enjoy today, it’ll be over quick.


James Boyd

Business Owner, Consultant, Author, and Pastor

In 2011 James Boyd and his wife, Tracy, moved their family from Michigan to Naples, Florida, to take the helm of a dwindling congregation struggling under the weight of financial deficit. Armed with faith, prayer, generosity—and a good dose of proven business experience—James restructured the internal workings of the organization in accordance with sound finance and business principles.

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