Juggling Multiple Ventures: Tips for Effective Time Management

In today’s whirlwind of activity, balancing multiple ventures can be both exhilarating and challenging. As an entrepreneur — juggling a fashion brand, a tech startup, a business analysis role, and my passion for photography — I’ve experienced the art of juggling firsthand. Whether you’re nurturing a side hustle alongside a full-time job or steering multiple businesses, mastering time management is essential.

Here’s how I stay on track and make the most out of every moment.

1. Prioritise Your Tasks

First things first: prioritising tasks. Not all tasks carry the same weight, and knowing which ones need your immediate attention can make a world of difference.

  • Create a To-Do List: Begin each day by jotting down everything you need to accomplish. There’s something satisfying about crossing items off a list.
  • Identify High-Impact Tasks: Focus on tasks that significantly impact your business. These usually align with your long-term goals.
  • Use the Eisenhower Matrix: This nifty tool helps you categorise tasks by urgency and importance, so you can zero in on what truly matters.

2. Set Clear Goals

Clear, achievable goals provide direction and a sense of purpose, keeping you motivated and focused.

  • SMART Goals: Make sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.
  • Break Down Goals: Split larger goals into smaller, manageable tasks. It’s less overwhelming and much easier to tackle step by step.

3. Create a Schedule

A well-structured schedule is a lifesaver when it comes to time management. It helps you allocate your time efficiently and stay on track.

  • Use a Planner or Digital Calendar: Tools like Google Calendar, Notion can help you organise tasks and set reminders.
  • Time Blocking: Dedicate specific time blocks to different tasks or ventures. This technique helps you focus on one thing at a time, reducing the urge to multitask.

4. Delegate and Outsource

You can’t do everything yourself, and that’s perfectly fine. Delegating tasks to team members or outsourcing certain functions can free up your time for more critical activities.

  • Identify Tasks to Delegate: Figure out which tasks others can handle without compromising quality.
  • Swap your skills: If you’re on a budget, Swaptime allows you swap skills you have for the skills you need.
  • Hire Freelancers or Virtual Assistants: Platforms like Upwork or Fiverr connect you with professionals who can manage specific tasks, from administrative work to graphic design.

5. Embrace Technology

Leverage technology to streamline your workflow and boost productivity. There are countless tools and apps designed to make your life easier.

  • Project Management Tools: Use tools like Monday.com to keep track of projects and deadlines.
  • Automation: Automate repetitive tasks with tools like Zapier or IFTTT. This saves you time and reduces the risk of human error.

6. Take Care of Yourself

Managing multiple ventures can be stressful, and it’s easy to overlook self-care. However, taking care of yourself is crucial for maintaining productivity and avoiding burnout.

  • Schedule Downtime: Make sure to carve out time for relaxation and activities you enjoy.
  • Stay Healthy: Prioritise exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep. Your body and mind need to be in top shape to handle the demands of multiple ventures.

7. Continuous Learning

Stay updated with the latest trends and best practices in time management. Continuous learning can offer new insights and techniques to help you manage your time more effectively.


Balancing multiple ventures is no small feat, but with effective time management, it’s entirely possible. By prioritising tasks, setting clear goals, creating a schedule, delegating, leveraging technology, taking care of yourself, and continuously learning, you can manage your time efficiently and achieve your goals.

Remember, the key to successful time management is consistency and adaptability. What works today might need tweaking tomorrow, so be open to experimenting with different strategies until you find what suits you best.

Have any tips or strategies that have worked for you? Share them in the comments below. Let’s support each other on this journey of managing multiple ventures and achieving our dreams!

Happy Juggling!

The Year That Gave

Nwando Ebeledike wearing a green dress with feather sleeves and squatting in front of a mountain by the water in Montenegro


In the first minute of the year 2023, I was tapping my champagne glass to the champagne glasses of some of the people I love the most in the world. I went to sleep with a smile on my face and glee in my heart.


I spent the first week in Malaga, Spain with my person, cut out from the internet and everyone that lives in it. We cycled up a hill, read books aloud to each other, took photos of one another and laughed a lot.

I started a new job as an analyst, in addition to the other works of my hands. It was and continues to be an experience in the discipline of showing up to something consistently, regardless of the many waves of living.


I truly believed I was going to die from what was the worst sickness of my entire life. It hurt all over, breathing, being, living. I shudder at the thought.

My now husband, moved and moved and then moved his proposal plans because I thought I was going to die and if there was ever a perfect moment for a proposal, maybe that was not it.

He did find the perfect moment on the perfect day, and asked me to do life with and by him. I said yes because, he is and has always been my anchor. I’m now moored.


We got traditionally married, surrounded by our favorite people and I learnt even more, what showing up for the people we choose looks like. My husband also turned a new age and we celebrated together and then with others.


A loved friend threw us the most delightful wedding party and our hearts were full. 

This month reminded me that everything in the world is connected one way or another, that a war happening can influence the works of our hands in tangible ways, as it should.

It also reminded me that building a brand is a 24/7 effort that takes so much and does not always give back, but we show up anyway, because what if?


There was a lot of sun, which made me happy. I shot my first commercial shoot of the year which caused nostalgia for photography. 

The lover & I got the city of London involved in our love by committing to each other in the court of Law. It was an intimate day of softness and family.


We spent a lot of time with chosen family. Sleeping on the balcony, dancing, laughing, cooking, eating, twirling, observing, talking, group excercising, storytelling. 

In London and Marrakech.


Was the month of barbie and everything was pink. 

I continued to try my best at NALÈ. Building our own community has become urgent for me because I want to create a brand that is a fond part of people’s lives and celebrations. This is a desire I carry with me.


Came with loss, life, chosen family, given family, support, for me and others - giving and received, slowness, long talks, tears, laughter, growth, self searching, more loss, celebration of others, hosting, planning, building, breaking, support, and then it was quiet.

Nwando Ebeledike's side self portrait


Another devastating war in another part of the world forced on long suffering people. This made me very sad.

Family, funeral, shoots and more shoots, work, busy days spilled in into the other, into the other, music, long hugs, fear, showing up, the first wedding I’d been to in over 5 years, lots and lots of dancing, white wedding planning, wedding dress try ons, long talks of the future.


I turned a new age. The lover & I went away for 10 days - first to Croatia and then to Montenegro. We were in awe of the the beauty of the world. Life slowed down for us, we ate delicious food; lots of it, we laughed, walked, talked, had late mornings and long nights. It was my perfect month of the year. 


We went to Portugal to see the church, the reception and taste the food for our white wedding day. It took our breath away in unison.

A free person I had never met passed away in a town I lived in long ago and this made me cry. I found it heartbreaking to die in the middle of fighting so fiercely for freedom.

Lots and lots and lots of family time that was never enough because I do love them so.

In Summary,

This is a year that gave and then gave some more to me. It was also a year that took.

I won, lost, cried and laughed; some months in equal measure. I doubted things and the motivation behind them. I loved and I received love. I am older and wiser than I was a year ago. 

Truly thankful for existence and the way the rawness of sitting inside of it feels. I am alive and it is a glorious thing.

Thank you to the year that gave me a lot and taught me more.

The Why of Things

For as long as memory has allowed, I’ve had big ideas and daily life has been taking steps towards the transfer of these ideas from brain to world. A birthing.

Sometimes there is an apparent reason for what is being birthed and other times there is a pull in the direction of the thing, that goes beyond vocabulary.

I met up with a cared for friend today and we talked about the varied sometimes parralel worlds we show up to daily in the act of creation. He asked me a simple question about a world I was describing. Why?

It led me down the path of realisation that sometimes we look too closely at the worlds we are building, accepting their sure existence, without necessarily questioning or understanding the why.

So, this is an open letter to self, pondering publicly on the why this world is important to me to create.

Building is audacious, lonely and more often than not, frightening. Einstein defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. By this definition, I have been insane for as long as memory allows. So have so many other dreamers that keep showing up to the building of things that take time and peace of mind in equal measures; pressed down, shaken together and running over; with the unwavering belief that the next day, week, month, year or even decade is the one that gives back.

In a fast modern world where ideas on their own have no footing, and must be paired with execution, distribution and promotion to make a whisper that could one day turn to a roar, it is the belief in self, the uplifting of peers and holding up of one another that makes the dream of tomorrow remotely possible.

This is my undiluted why.

Swaptime is a building a world of people that are building other worlds. An aggregator of dreamers who show up relentlessly to the itch that is their dream and the minuscule possibility that it could one day be brought forth to life. A world where pain points are shared and understood in unison, where there is an extension of self in the giving of skills acquired through the act of building, but also the receiving of extensions of others. An uplifting.


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