Time is of the Essence

Tips on using your time wisely

We all have exactly the same amount of time in a day.

  • Value your time, be on time·
  • Some people make their lives amazing and others go with the flow. Don’t go with the flow!
  • Design your life – all aspects
  • Be specific about what results you want
  • Know what’s important – use your time for the things that are worthwhile
  • Make time for planning / Visioning

Give some stuff up to concentrate on what’s important

  • Time wasters
  • Dollars?
  • People – Who steals your time?
  • What slows you down? – bad computer, printer, friends…. Fix it

Delegate where you can

  • Outsource
  • Ask for help
  • Train well

Be disciplined

  • Do what you say you’re going to do, do what you don’t want to do
  • Cut out time wasters
  • There is no right time. Start now
  • Don’t think because you only have half hour you don’t have time. Start now


  • Exercise
  • Right nutrition
  • Rest / Sleep
  • Meditate (mindfulness)


  • Clean up
  • Be positive
  • Be organized

Time off

  • Take mini breaks
  • Separate work from other stuff
  • Build in cushion (don’t always be in a hurry)

Finish what you started

  • Perfect or done?
  • Be alright if it takes longer than planned as long as you can measure progress – factor it in
  • Set yourself some deadlines


  • Be in the right conversations with the right people

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