Reblogger Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Excellent words of advice from Grant Schneider ...consider his words and your time...carefully !

Original content by Grant Schneider

What would you do if you just received a large monetary inheritance? Would make an extravagant expenditure, invest it, or pay down debt? When you get time do you approach it in the same manner? It is true that you will get more out of the time you have when you learn to get more out of your life. What do you want? What are your values? What do you believe and what are your priorities? The answer to these questions will determine how you spend your day. In order to get more out of you time, you need to know what you want to get out of it.

There is a difference between spending time and investing time. According to Webster to spend is to use up, exhaust, or consume. In other words, if you spend you have no return. On the other hand, when you invest you do so with the expectation of obtaining a result which could include a satisfaction, income, achievement, or the like.

Many of us spend far more than we invest. Most of us spend large amounts of time engaged in frivolous activities that are distractions to achieving our goals. We need to value time like we value money.

Without goals and purpose, we can spend too much time doing things that seem urgent rather than those that are really important. As a result, many unimportant tasks get done in a timely manner while important activities get quickly done under crisis conditions. Understanding your priorities and values is the first step to time management.

Take a proactive approach to time management rather than a reactive approach. When you react to every interruption and every email as it dings on your computer you are not in control of events. Here is how to get control. Analyze incoming requests and put them into one of four quadrants according to the template below.



 Notice that the horizontal axis is labeled important and not important and the vertical axis is labeled urgent and not urgent.

Quadrant 1 is high priority. Activities that are both important and urgent go here.

We can plan most effectively in Quadrant 2. Yet we underutilize this quadrant because we spend too much time in Quadrant 3 (urgent and not important) and in Quadrant 4 (not urgent and not important).

In general, you should complete activities and projects in Quadrants 1 and 2 first. Ask yourself whether this task is important and do I really need to do this task? The task is important if it helps you achieve one of your goals. Sometimes, however, the task may not be as important as other activities. Avoid those things that are urgent but not important. They are time wasters.

Allocate your time in a way that will contribute to the achievement of your goals and mirror your values in life. Invest your time wisely and you will reap significant rewards in your life.  For a similar post on our web site see IS YOUR TIME AN EXPENSE OR AN INVESTMENT?

Are you ready to take control of your business by taking control of your time?

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson (sally)... everything written by Grant is a good choice for a reblog.... and this one is, for certain....I'll leave a comment on the original.... 

for me, time is an investment.... fortunately, I have full control of it.... and I'm able to take as much time as I want/need to do other things....

Jun 03, 2019 04:14 AM #2
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Great time tip!

Allocate your time in a way that will contribute to the achievement of your goals and mirror your values in life. Invest your time wisely and you will reap significant rewards in your life.  For a similar post on our web site see If time is an expense or investment?

Jun 03, 2019 04:25 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Grant. Fine line between quadrants 1 and 2, and 3 and 4! Until you value your time, you cannot maximize your money! Enjoy your day!

Jun 03, 2019 05:00 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally and David. There are some really good points here and the title sums it up.

Jun 03, 2019 05:15 AM #5
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Monday Sally and David,  You came up with a excellent reblog in Grant blog.  He is so good.


Jun 03, 2019 10:26 AM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Great title - I am off to Grant's blog.  Thanks for sharing. I have been out of pocket and I am trying to catch up. 

Jun 03, 2019 12:58 PM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David time is worth much more than money, but yet we do not treat it that way.  If we did we would be a lot more productive.

Jun 04, 2019 11:12 AM #8
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