The TIME of Your Life!
Many of you may want to skip past this paragraph, because it's a bit morbid... but there is an interesting website that puts a spotlight on mortality: www.deathclock.com. I'd like to say this is just for fun, but how fun is a speculative death date?
Are you feeling at capacity with the TIME you have? We can expand our capacity by determining our priorities. The secret to getting more done is prioritizing correctly. Many of us will prioritize the urgent over the important. We need to determine what's important to us... really?
The cure to busyness is not to try and be less busy. We become less busy by determining what's important and prioritizing around that.
Everybody has some organizing principle around which our time is prioritized; we all should know what that principle is. What are you actually seeking first? Success, recognition, approval, a lower golf score... or ?? Priority determines capacity. What are your priorities?
What do you wish you had been doing over the last months with your TIME? What do you wish you had been doing consistently over the past, 5, 10 or 15 years? What is the one incremental deposit of TIME you could make this week that if you continued; it would have a profound impact on your future? For me, one thing is getting in better physical shape.
John Jantsch from Duct Tape Marketing published a great article, Is Work Killing Us? Many of us slump over a desk all day. He talks about taking regular breaks and moving around throughout the day. These are simple things that most of us can incorporate into our day. I should have started doing this years ago.
TIME is also a futures issue. It's about planting trees this year to have shade in the future. What things can we do in our business today that will result in business down the road? Effective networking? Offer content-driven social media that engages people? Nurture relationships with our current clients while harvesting for new clients?