Where has all my time gone? Does this sound like a familiar question? You might be familiar with the saying, “time flies when you’re having fun.” Well time flies whether you like it or not and fun or not. And quite frankly if we had more hours in the day, who says we would want to spend them working as opposed to being on a vacation or spending time with family and friends.
In the book, “The Smart Guide to Winning Your Time Back,” by Jeff Davidson it shares:
“Any activity in which you engage for only 60 minutes a day will take two solid years of your 48 years. How so? Quick math lesson, 1 hour is to 48 hours as one year is to 48 years.
Math buffs, here it is in equation form – 1 hour is to 48 hours as 1 year is to 48 years, or 1/48 = 1/48”
Wouldn’t you rather spend more time on the things you enjoy versus what you do not enjoy? Besides not doing it all can work wonders for you, your health, your family and business. So how do you put time in perspective?
Here are 3 ways:
- Work smarter not harder! Working longer is not the answer rather it’s about working smarter. While there are times you might need to work overtime don’t let it be the norm. Instead establish new routines that will allow you to automate and delegate projects.
- Prioritization is key! Since time is such a valuable commodity, it is helpful to prioritize your responsibilities or projects. This may sound like a “no-brainer” but it’s important to plan your week. It is important to know where you are headed! You are able to achieve this when you have a clear picture of the things that are the priority.
- Time is short but you can get more money! Let’s just say you don’t have to wear a million hats in the world of being a “solopreneur” or “entrepreneur.” It pays to focus on what you do best! Remember you went in business to solve a problem for your clients/customers. It’s difficult to focus on that if you are bogged down in the minutia. And quite frankly, why even bother focusing on the projects that you least enjoy.
Hey, it’s not too late to get time in perspective! After all summer is coming…the beach, family, friends are calling your name!