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Now, you’ve heard me say before that you can’t actually get more time, which is true. You have 1,440 minutes every day and you aren’t going to get any more no matter how hard you wish for or dream of having it. Not to mention the fact that time isn’t real, it’s a concept so you can’t get more of something that doesn’t really exist.

What you can do though is make some steps to get back the time that you’re wasting right now and to make better investments of your time. Click the play button and check out this episode of  Time & Space on Own Your Power Radio. I’m giving you seven ways you can find more time.


3490905 time in businessAll of us have wished we had more time at some point or another, but the reality is that it’s not going to happen. No matter how much you want, wish for or dream of having it, you’re going to have the same amount of time allotted to each day.

The magic number is 1,440, so just how do you “add” to that? There are things that you can do as a means to getting more time in your day. Of I’m not talking about actually making your days longer, but about taking back your time. You can get about 2 hours back into your day, which is awesome when you think about the amount of time you can get back over the course of a week.

There are a few different ways you can get back some of your time but here I’m going to share how focus can help you get back some of the time you’re losing. What are your days like without focus? You might already know because that’s the experience you’re having right now. Focus is about backing up for a minute and getting really clear about where you’re going and what you seek to create and how you want to feel. For that you need vision, and to be able to see your vision you need clarity. Without clarity, there is no vision and without vision you can’t get where you expect to get.  The only thing you can expect is to spin your wheels.  The clearer you are about where you’re going, what you’re creating and how you want to feel inside of your every-day experiences, the more efficient and effective you can be in achieving those things.

Once the clarity is there, you can create the vision and once you have the crystal clear vision, you can focus and stay on point. It becomes much easier to know what your priorities are because your vision is clear…you know what you’re up to and what’s important.  You know that the new task that just became necessary is nowhere as important as what you have on your agenda so it’s easy to not get distracted by it. You can easily delegate it and keep it moving. Without focus, your days are like a blurry picture. You can’t see it clearly and you certainly can’t enjoy it. Get focused and gain back the time you’re losing without it.

 


Growing More TimeWe all know that there is really isn’t a way for us to get more time in our day, but so many times you’ve wised for it. The magic number is 1,440. That’s the number of minutes we get in every day. How we invest it is what makes a different. As much as you wish for it, you aren’t getting any more time, but you can shift your perspective and your approach to how you manage things. Here are seven things that you can do right now to add more time to your day by making that shift.

  • Handle things once. That means paperwork, email and voice mail messages. When you are in the midst of the paper work, email and voice mail, take instant action. Determine what to do with the paper work; decide whether to read it, reply to it, place it in your to-do file, delegate, file or trash it. Treat email and voice mail the same way. While you’re checking email at the designated time reply, call back or add it to the calls you’ll make at a designated time. The time you save can add up to more than 8 hours over the course of a month.
  • Be decisive!  Make the choice and keep it moving. The time wasted around decisions slows down your ability to take action. This can give you about an hour in your day.
  • Put it in writing. Writing things down makes a big difference when it comes to getting things done and the amount of time they take. If you’re forever thinking about the things that you have to do, your productivity suffers greatly. I tell clients all the time that it’s not real until you write it down. It clears your mind so that it’s free and you can focus.
  • Turn off the technology during your Prime Time™. Figure out the time of day when you’re at your best mentally and physically and use that period to tackle your top priorities. During that time, close your email, turn off the phone and get it done.
  • Curb the time wasters. There are things that seriously suck the time away from what’s important. Email, the internet, social media and sometimes the phone will all have you wanting time. Be conscious of the amount of time you spend on each. Use a timer while engaging in those activities if necessary. It can give you back an hour.
  • Prioritize you work. Know the priority for each of the tasks that are on your list. When you prioritize you’re not guessing about what has to be done, you already know. Knowing the value and importance of each task makes it easy to know what’s important and what you need to delete from your list.
  • Delegate. It can be hard to do, but it’s necessary. Make a list of the things that need to be done that don’t require your expertise. Find someone you trust, like a virtual assistant to handle those things so that you can focus on the things that generate revenue. It will give you back some time as well as allow you to increase you bottom line.

 

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