I Need More Time Every Day … Do You?
Here are some things I hear on a frequent basis: I am slammed, buried, drowning, in the weeds, running ragged, swamped, etc. (You get the idea.)
For the sake of maximizing time, this week's post is simple. First, we all have a limited amount of time—24 hours per day, to be exact. No more, no less. It can be our greatest ally or our worst enemy.
Second, it's easy to make excuses. The challenge is to change how we think about time. Don't say: "You see, Ryan, I did not have enough time to XYZ." Instead, say: "I did not make time to do XYZ." After all, life is a series of choices. We either define the moment or let the moment define us.
This is why some people seemingly get a lot more done in a week than others. It is important to note that this issue is one we all face in a rapidly changing, moving and seemingly impersonal world. Time is the great equalizer for all mankind. What do you do with your 168?
I encourage you to use your time in a deliberate and purposeful manner. Remember, when it comes to our time, we can't get more of it and we can't get it back. Have a great week!
Ryan T. Sauers has spent 25 years leading and/or consulting with printing, graphics, promotional and visual communications related organizations. Ryan is President of the independent consulting firm, Sauers Consulting Strategies, founded in 2010.
Key areas of focus of the firm include: sales training, marketing strategy, personal branding, leadership development and organizational change.
Sauers is a frequent national speaker and columnist. He has been recognized as one of the top 80 CMOs in the world and achieved the top designation of Certified Marketing Executive through Sales and Marketing Executives International.
Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership and communication courses to current and aspiring leaders. He is a Certified Myers Briggs, DiSC and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (one of few in US to achieve all 3 rigorous certifications related to human communications, personality & behavior).
Sauers is working on his Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and hosts a radio show in Atlanta (Marketing Matters). He is author of the best-selling books Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You? More info at: RyanSauers.com