It’s November and you may be thinking…where did the time go? Another year almost over. Time does seem to fly, doesn’t it? I have this conversation with clients all the time. So many people just don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to accomplish everything they need to do.
On that note – here’s a question? How many minutes are in a day? No, this is not a trick question. The answer is 1,440 and it’s the same for me, and you…and everyone we know.
So, to that degree, we’re all created equal. But how is it that some people seem to accomplish more in their day than others? The answer is simply this – better time management.
Time is an irreplaceable resource. Effective use of your time, more than any other habit, will increase your productivity and your effectiveness as a business leader.
Good time management will help create a better life-work balance which in turn will help you enjoy work more and take responsibility for your choices.
Effective time management is a matter of establishing habits that make the best use of your time and minimize the effect of what E MYTH terms, TIME BANDITS – things that suck your time away from what’s important in your life.
It’s important to understand how much of your time is spent on productive activities that directly contribute to the results you want, and how much of your time is spent unproductively.
Tracking and analyzing the way you spend your time – objectively looking at your habits and deliberately choosing more productive habits – enables you to create an ideal daily routine. By the way, the ideal daily routine is a daily objective – the way you want your day to unfold. It’s a guideline, not an inflexible template.
And, time management will not make you distant or restrict your employees’ access to you. Their access to you will increase, and your personal and professional impact on them will improve.
How do I know all of this? I’ve seen it work with not only my clients, but with ME. I have a simple log-sheet system that I’ll be happy to share with you. After a week, we’ll review it and if you’re not amazed, I will eat my clock!