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Business of Yoga

3 Tips for Better Time Management + Focus

With the freedom of yoga teaching schedules comes challenge in creating structure and routine. Learn how to master your day.

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Consider the idea that freedom can only be born out of a certain structure. Think of how in yoga poses, when the foundation is properly placed, we then feel free to fly high and expansively. So it is with time, finances, and business. Creating a strong foundation, a great structure, will help us achieve the kind of freedom with time, money, and creative expression we seek.

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3 Life-Changing Task-Management Tricks

There are some essential foundational elements to help us create this structure, and all of these have to do with managing tasks appropriately. In our video today we cover these life-changing task management tools that you can start applying today.

1. Stop multi-tasking.

If you were told in the past that multi-tasking is a great skill to have, here is what science has already proven to us: Anytime we shift our focus from a task at hand, to go on to another task, we not only miss the five minutes away from what we were doing, but we actually miss anywhere between 11 and 30 minutes to go back to what we were doing before we got distracted. In other words, if you are writing your blog, and you are in the zone, focused, but then decide to stop to check that email that just came in, here is what is actually happening. You interrupted your focus (your “flow”) and you, likely, did that without having allocated sufficient time to actually address what that email may be requiring of you. In other words, you stopped, looked at it, perhaps flagged it or marked it as unread, and then went back to your blog. But, to actually get back to your focus takes another 11–30 minutes. If you do this repeatedly throughout the day, you can imagine how much time these “small” interruptions can end up costing you. Stay focused, give yourself two-hour blocks to complete your tasks, and then in between tasks, check emails, social media, and your laundry.

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Justin Michael Williams is a vibrant public speaker, musician, and successful yoga instructor who travels the globe training the conscious community to thrive in marketing, media, and business. He has spearheaded the marketing development and social media of over 150 brands, both large and small, including, Sianna Sherman, Ashley Turner, Noah Mazé, and more. He is also the Co-Founder of the Business of Yoga, LLC and hosts Yoga Business Retreats around the world, helping yoga teachers flourish in business. By using his expertise to coach individuals and nonprofits, Justin works to spread positivity and inspire change throughout the social web. See more at

Karen Mozes is a successful entrepreneur, executive and life coach, and leadership expert. She brings to the world of transformational coaching, writing and public speaking her many years of dedicated studies and application in the fields of science, eastern philosophy, teaching and yoga. With several years of work experience in the corporate world and then as a principal at a sustainability consulting firm, Karen is uniquely suited to coach in business management, communication techniques and team leadership. Karen has created and successfully applied her own coaching programs, the Cinco Method (for entrepreneurs) and Team Climate Change (for design teams) across a wide range of sectors and company sizes. Karen is also the co-founder of the Business of Yoga LLC and its popular program, the Yoga Business Retreat. For more, visit