How wisely do you use one of the most important gifts we all have, time?
It's been said that, "We are born and we die and everything in between those two events is just time."
So how are you using the time you have been given effectively?
Over the course of an average American lifetime (which is 76.1 years for a man and 81.1 years for a woman), we will spend over 28 years sleeping, over 15 years on work-related activities, almost 14 years engaged in leisure activities, including relaxing, and almost 8 years doing household activities.
Wouldn't it be great if we could manipulate time to make it work in our favor as much as possible? Here are seven time-manipulation suggestions from an article in Forbes Magazine (Rampton - 5/1/2018):
1. Create a time audit of where you are actually spending your time.
2. Set a time limit for each task to prevent distractions.
3. Spend your mornings on the most important tasks.
4. Eliminate "half-work" by focusing on the assignment at hand and avoiding distractions.
5. Leave a buffer between each task and meeting so you can refocus and recharge.
6. Learn to say, "No," when you have too much on your plate.
7. Use the 80/20 Rule which says 80% of your results will come from 20% of your effort.
Please watch the short video below about how one of America's most effective Secretary of State manipulated time to his advantage.
Also, please leave me a comment about how you effectively manage your time.
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Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.