Time, it is the one thing we can not purchased and it is the one thing we can not get back. Once the day is gone, its gone. We all have the same 168 hours in a week, the same 8, 760 hours in a year.
Some of the simple tasks that make things easier, get ready the day before, if you need something the next day, have it out, have it ready to go, or better yet have it in the car.
If you travel a lot have a list of your basics that go with you every trip so you don’t waste time thinking about what to pack.
If you have the ability to control your calendar do ‘chunking’ chunk your days. If you know you are going to be on the road a lot, do what most sales managers do well, organise your day geographically.
If you have to visit clients near your house, organise your day to start of finish with them, to give you that extra time at home. When I had clients near me, one of my favourite meetings was with them, I used it as an excuse to go out for breakfast on the coast and start my day looking over the Indian Ocean, it was amazing.
Chunking is important for so many reasons, you can chunk your meetings, your tasks and your time. Say you are going to work on a particular project for say 90 mins, turn your phone on silent and put your email notifications off, I am sure you all know this, but have you actually tried it?
Have you actually implemented either of these? If the thought of chunking your day is too much for you, get in contact and we can assist with calendar management and start small, with planning your meetings geographically.
Finally, remember right now, we all have the same 168 hours in a week, once they are gone, you can’t get them back, how are you using your 168 hours.