Time is on my side
Not! I think even the Rolling Stones, who are all now well into their 70’s, now know it’s not true. Sure, when you’re 20, you can sing “time is on my side” and feel like it’s true. But then, you blink a few times, and “suddenly” you’ve got a lot less time. And it’s so easy to spend (translate that to “waste”) it with unnecessary distractions and interruptions.
Here’s a couple of tips to help you feel like “time IS on my side”
Time management, or what I call schedule control, is about managing time. Not letting it manage you. Like with life’s distractions and interruptions. And there are tons of them. Right?
Did you know, every interruption or distraction from your work, takes 5 to 7 minutes of your time to recover from? In other words, it can take that long to get back on track. Because you gotta get your mind back in the right gear. And you gotta figure out where you left off. And those 5 to 7 minutes, multiple times a day, every day, week, month, and year, add up to a HUGE waste of time.
That’s all productivity time you can’t afford to lose…and you’ll never get back.
And it doesn’t even really feel good. Does it?
When you can’t stay on task, and your mind wanders all around, anxiety can creep in. Not good for you, your business, or anyone around you who’s affected by your lack of productivity.
So, try this…
When you’re working at your desk, don’t have more than one thing in front of you. Don’t be outnumbered. It’s like having more than one kid trying to talk to you. You can go nuts. I know. I have three. So, keep your work “One Thing at a Time.”
And how about that whole Facebook thing?
A lot of people spend a lot of time scrolling through the Facebook newsfeed or timeline. Did you know there’s a Chrome extension that “kills” the FB newsfeed? Yeah. Talk about a time saver. And distraction destroyer. Are you really serious about getting ahead in your business…not spending time on things that take you nowhere? If so, kill that FB newsfeed.
So, try those couple of tips today. And let me know how it helped you. And speaking of help, my RondaReady business coach CRM system can help you get lots more of your business back in your control, too. That’s why I always say…
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