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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

Apr 9, 2018

While having great ideas and resources are essential elements in establishing any business, how you manage your time significantly impacts the trajectory of your business. We all have 24 hours in our day and being strategic about how you use your time separates the dreamers from the doers.

Today, we’re sharing how to manage your time and tasks so you can grow your Amazon business and prioritizing your lists based on category and priority. We’ll also discuss how to focus your energy so you can get more things done in less time and and how essential accountability is in accomplishing tasks and making daily progress.


“Time management is all about simplifying your life.” - Amy Feierman


This week on The Amazon Files:

  • What time-blocking is and how to do it
  • Time-blocking vs. multitasking
  • The advantages of time-tracking
  • The benefits of doing the 15-minute hustle
  • Excuses that prevent you from effectively managing your time
  • Why entrepreneurs should be good at self-examination
  • Things you can outsource to buy back your time
  • How to group your tasks to avoid wasting time
  • What “eating the frog” means and why this is your biggest task
  • How to determine your most significant task
  • The money-making task in your Amazon business
  • How tracking your stuff helps in boosting your morale
  • The significance of having accountability
  • How to find the right accountability for you


Tips for Managing Your Time:

  • Put the most important task first and take away the distractions.
  • Do the 15-minute hustle.
  • If your budget allows you to free up your time, don’t be cheap. Outsource.
  • Have all your notes in one place.
  • Reward yourself accordingly.
  • Write your tasks down and figure out where to start that works for you, your goals, and where you want to go to -- but start somewhere.
  • Consistency in accountability is vital.


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Time Management for Life!

How can you work on your Amazon business when it seems that you just don’t have the time to do it? It’s time for you to take action and take back your life -- and we can help! By getting a copy of our free book The 15-Minute Hustle: A Simple Way to Get Everything Done eBook, we can help you get back 26 hours of your life in a week by learning how to start making your list and how to capitalize on it to get things done 15 minutes at a time. Go to to start realizing your dream, one step at a time.


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Grow Your Amazon Business!

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