THERE IS NO MORE TIME

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Do you have more work each day than you have time in the day? If that is the case time may be managing you rather than the other way around. My Westchester County NY business owners tell me that one of their biggest challenges is having enough time. We all have 24 hours a day. No one has more time. It may appear that way because of the way they make time work for them. Unfortunately, many of us feel overwhelmed and that causes them to see their life spinning out of control.  

Having a system in place will not alone solve the problem because time management is really not a time management issue. No, you first need to know your purpose. So here are some tips on surviving being overwhelmed.

1. Know Your Purpose and Focus like a Laser.

Know your vision, your goals, and your plans because these help you set priorities. Each day, identify the tasks you must accomplish and prioritize them. Also, set aside time to invest in your future. If you have yet to write out your life priorities, then take time to do this. It could be the most important hour that you spend in your life. Stay on course each day and do not allow yourself to get distracted.

2. Stay on Course by saying No.

Be fiercely protective of your time. Make sure a new commitment will help you achieve your plan or don’t do it. Rather than ask yourself, "What can I do?" ask, "What can I not do?" Avoid low value tasks, new projects, and distractions. Then tell people about your decisions. Huge amounts of effort are wasted by people trying to complete tasks that someone else decided to ignore.

3. Schedule your Down Time.

Even if you ride an accelerating treadmill, you can step off once in a while. Leave work at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Take Saturday or Sunday off. Give yourself a two-minute break to close your eyes, rub your neck, or meditate. Set a date with family members for a meal or an activity. You may want to put this date on your calendar as if it were an important business appointment because it is.

4. Don’t Over Do It.

When you’re tired, your efficiency falters. Thus, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, avoid toxic habits, and exercise (use the stairs, do crunches or push-ups in your office, take a five-minute yoga break). If possible, schedule exercise as if it were a business appointment.

5. Be Efficient.

Spend time only with people who add value to your life. Buy only from companies that provide adequate support. Hold effective meetings. Decline invitations to meetings without an agenda as I guarantee these will accomplish nothing. Avoid conflicts; they always cost time to repair. Keep your cool; anger always costs you more than what it achieves. Take a moment to plan before starting a task.

 

Erase Bad HabitsAbove all set goals for your work and your life. A good work life balance and a time management strategy will keep you on track and avoid becoming overwhelmed. Why not start the new year right by following these steps.  Read a similar post of our web site titled HOW TO AVOID RUNNING OUT OF TIME.

 Would you like to develop better time strategies?

 

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  1. Roy Kelley 12/30/2016 02:00 AM
  2. Gabe Sanders 01/05/2017 11:48 PM
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Roy - thanks for the greeting.  Have a great holiday week.

Dec 27, 2016 06:07 PM #15
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Grant

This is a great list. I especially can identify with #s 2 and 5. I am pretty good...now...about scheduling family time, appointments and other personal stuff on my calendar so it happens when it needs to and I don't double-book.

Jeff

Dec 27, 2016 06:39 PM #16
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant I have always believed that we all get the same 24 hrs, what we do with it separates the winners, losers and the mediocre ones...Endre

Dec 27, 2016 09:15 PM #17
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Grant Schneider
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Jeff - at least the hand helds syncing with other devices help use from making double booking.  It happens with me sometimes.

Endre - Amen, that is the whole story.

Dec 28, 2016 05:06 AM #18
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, time is sometimes against us when business gets busy!   There are days where we wish there were more hours in a day! 

Dec 28, 2016 06:13 AM #19
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Grant Schneider
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Joan - there are days like that as long as they are not the majority.

Dec 28, 2016 06:18 AM #20
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Grant, great advice!  I tried to start before the first so it doesn't feel like a New Year Resolution!

Dec 29, 2016 05:40 PM #21
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Grant Schneider
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Patricia - that is a good idea.  You know how those resolutions work out.

Dec 29, 2016 06:08 PM #22
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Grant, I have been working on the "What can I not do?" and delegating it, or outsourcing it to a third part, as needed. It's a skill, sometimes it feels as if it is faster to do it yourself. And it turns out, it's not, in the end.

Dec 29, 2016 07:17 PM #23
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Grant Schneider
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Steffy - that is outstanding.  There are things that people need to stop doing.

Dec 29, 2016 08:51 PM #24
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Grant Schneider it all narrow to "focus and discipline'....those are the two words that are most important....

Dec 30, 2016 04:00 AM #25
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Grant Schneider
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Barbara Todaro - you are correct, "focus and discipline" and you will prevail.

Dec 30, 2016 07:54 AM #26
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Grant.  Time management has always been a challenge for me.  But, I'm working on it.

Dec 30, 2016 05:42 PM #27
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Grant Schneider
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Gabe - It is a work in progress.

Dec 30, 2016 10:36 PM #28
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Grant -- as time is finite, this is a topic of particular interest to me.  Your list serves as reinforcement of the way to attack the syndrome I commonly refer to as the shoulda - woulda - coulda syndrome.   Thanks for providing inspiration.   

Dec 31, 2016 06:41 PM #29
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Michael - yes that syndrome contains excuses that only satisfies the person who makes them.

Jan 04, 2017 07:24 PM #30
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Fern Hamberger
Citi Habitats - Manhattan, NY
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Thank you for your post.. We do get busy and sidetracked when we are working.

Time is our most valuable asset so we should invest it wisely. If wasted, it is gone forever... So we should make every minute, every hour and every day count!!

All the best wishes from NYC!!

Jan 25, 2017 06:22 AM #31
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

All great bit of advice to help me keep myself and my day on track, Grant Schneider ....  I'm thinking of making this mandatory reading for all my clients at the beginning of their financing process.  Things would be so much easier if we ALL ran on your suggestions ...

Gene

Jan 25, 2017 06:59 AM #32
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Grant Schneider
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Fern - thank you for reading.  Time is more valuable than money.

Gene - thanks,  I really appreciate that.

Jan 25, 2017 08:06 AM #33
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, many of us work WAY too many hours, in hopes of taking a day off down the road, but that can sure wear on you! 

Jan 29, 2017 11:21 AM #34
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