Who Doesn’t Feel the Need to Save Time and Be More Productive?
Everyone – from every walk of life and in every area of business – often finds themselves wishing they could save time and be more productive.
My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs
If you were really honest about it, how much time do you waste in a day? 30 minutes? 60 minutes? More?
Whatever number it is, there is a cost associated. Businesses lose thousands of dollars every year per employee due to time being wasted.
According to Newsweek, Average Joe or Jane waste nearly an hour a day due to disorganization. Additionally, people are spending ridiculous amounts of time looking at what some high school friend they haven’t talked to in 25 years had for breakfast.
Do you ever wish you could be more productive? Wonder what you could accomplish if you could only organize your life and get more done?
If time is so precious, why do we continue to waste so much of it? Why don’t we understand the increased value we observe when we save time instead of throw it away haphazardly?
The biggest reason people waste time instead of save time is they struggle to set boundaries and this hinders their ability to be more productive.
Setting boundaries can be difficult, especially when it involves someone we care about.
Nobody wants to tell mom that she needs to back off and give you some space in your first house, but setting proper boundaries is essential to being effective.
In business, setting boundaries with your time is crucial to being time efficient, which is necessary to be more productive and experience high productivity. Similarly, getting organized is vital too.
Any type of communication between yourself and another person has a component of time efficiency.
Entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially, must be organized and strict when making determinations on how much time to spend on specific tasks or activities. Writing verbose, novel length emails, hour long sales calls, pointless meetings – all of these time wasters.
Likewise, they are a result of not having a priority placed on setting the right time boundaries. And they hinder our ability to be more productive as well.
Know that setting boundaries can be done without being rude, and furthermore, you will be able to communicate that your time is of value. This is the first step in your challenge to save time instead of waste it AND be more productive in your life and business.
After all, millionaires are not throwing away precious minutes and hours; their time is worth too much to be doing that. Value your time just as a millionaire would (or a billionaire), and you are one step closer to getting there.
Susan Sly is a best selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television and the CBN. Susan is the mother of five children and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.