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We know that “time” is a very poorly understood subject – because highly successful people have the same no. of hours a day as everyone else. Somehow, they have figured out how to make time work for them, rather than be a slave to it.

So, here are some truths about time that may help get it working for you!

  1. How do you create time? The key here is completing tasks so as to only have to touch them once! Very often, we start and don’t finish things! It may be because it requires something we are not comfortable doing or perhaps we allow ourselves to be interrupted by others, by email, texts etc. But the key to controlling time is to finish every task, once started – so you don’t need to return to it. That frees up attention – and the satisfaction from accomplishing something,  creates the mental energy needed to get even more tasks done! Low energy comes about from being in the middle of several tasks, thus feeling like we’re getting nothing accomplished.
  2. Do you have more time when you’re upbeat, or when you’re in a bad mood? Ok, the answer is obvious! But it does provide some insight into improving one’s productivity i.e. get into a good mood! Whether that involves doing some activity for a short period that you enjoy or getting someone’s advice on how to resolve a problem you have. Then once in a better frame of mind, productivity automatically increases.
  3. If you say you don’t have enough time, you’re right! Time is an extremely subjective subject  – as evidenced by the fact that we are all dealt the same hand, as far as  having no more than 24 hours a day!  Therefore, many have come to the realization that “I don’t have time” is not a reason for not making progress. The real reason is something else, so if we say it is “time” we will never get to the real reason to be able to resolve it. It’s always better to look for the real reason we are not making as much progress as we would like. Never blaming time, is an excellent recipe for more success in life!

A good question to ask yourself is – what are the high value/high ROI activities in your practice? That way, you are getting more out of your day than most. And if you’d like help zoning in on what areas of your practice have highest return on investment right now, let me know and I’d be happy to help.

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