Manage Your Time Effectively
by Bert Oliva
There is one thing we all have in common. You, Me and every billionaire in the world. Can you guess it? “TIME.” What separates most people from the high-income earners is how that time is spent. I hear a lot of complaints from people ALL THE TIME about not having enough time in their day for the things they really want to do. But have you really analyzed how you spend your time?
Are you procrastinating, making excuses, or doing a lot of useless busywork? The most successful people in the world run their days effectively by using agendas. They can be digital or hand-written but nonetheless they should be updated every evening or every morning before you begin your day.
One recommendation I have is to chart and track yourself for one week and see where you spend your time.
Include the following areas:
– Wake up time
– Time getting dressed
– Breakfast time
– Commute time
– Personal Calls
– Productivity time
– Personal time
– Fitness time
– Leisure time
List anything else your day might include.
However, you must do this for 7 days. In your productivity time section I want you to list out each task. Include two sections: one for completed and one for rollovers to the next day’s column.
Once you have tracked yourself for a week, see where you are spending most of your time. This will help you evaluate your time and make the necessary adjustments to get more out of your day and move your success to the next level.
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.'”
– Lao Tzu