Real Time or Clock time?
Everything you ever learned about managing time is a complete waste of time.
There are two types of time: clock time and real time. In clock time, there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and so on.
All time passes equally. In real time, all time is relative. Time flies or drags depending on what you’re doing. Two hours at the RMS can feel like 12 years. And yet our 12-year-old children seem to have grown up in only two hours.
Which time describes the world in which you really live, real time or clock time?
The good news is that real time is mental. You create it. Anything you create, you can manage. Remove any self-sabotage or self-limitation you have around “not having enough time,” or today not being “the right time” to start a business or manage your current business properly.
Along the way to success, you may get interruptions that are “taking up your time”. While you cannot eliminate interruptions, you do get a say on how much time you will spend on them and how much time you will spend on the thoughts, conversations and actions that will lead you to success.
Become the master of your own time by practicing the following techniques:
- Carry a schedule and record all tasks, thoughts and conversations you have in a week. You will be able to track how much you are getting done, prioritise important tasks to come first and see whats taking up most of your time.
- Any activity or conversation that’s important to your success should have a time assigned to it. Appointment books work, schedule appointments for yourself to complete high-priority tasks.
- If you want to minimise interruptions because you must complete high-priority tasks, put up a ‘DO NOT DISTURB’ sign on your door.
- Plan to spend at least 50 percent of your time engaged in the thoughts, activities and conversations that produce most of your results.
- The most important part of your day is the planning! Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day. Don’t start your day until you complete your time plan.
- Don’t instantly give people your attention unless it’s crucial in your business to offer an immediate human response. Schedule a time to reply to those emails or those phone calls that come through so you do not get distracted.
- Remember that it’s impossible to get everything done. Also remember that odds are good that 20 percent of your thoughts, conversations and activities produce 80 percent of your results.
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