How I MAKE TIME! -Part 1 and PART 2 will follow along with part 3
The one question I get more often then anything else..." Do you sleep?" which translates to "how do you get so much done?" Let me share you this....
1st I sleep on average 8 -9 hours every night!
2nd I get everything done by this...
MY Timer , allow me to share...
( which btw is on its way to Oregon, more on that later)
I have a back up!
22 years ago I was sent to a 1 week training course, cost my company $11,000 to send me..
I was not pleased because in those days, I really thought I knew everything...
I thought my time would be more effective in the field!
Little did I know then, I really knew nothing, I still don't.
Life is about learning and serving others,
if any of you missed that memo.
Let me refresh it for you today!
I laugh when I get questions in my inbox, where you live, do you have more hours in the day
then we do in Uk, Germany, Netherlands, U.S.A, New Zealand, Japan, Canada.....?
NO, I have 24 hours in my day..IN fact I don't think I would be wrong in sharing
with you that I probably have less productive hours
in the day than most of you who only sleep 5-7 hours...
I will share with you, I do not WASTE time on the LITTLE THINGS!
My philosophy is-- deal with it, mourn it, and get over it!
I allow myself 24 hours to stew...while being very busy of course..
Back to this course I was sent on...there were exactly 100 who attended.
All were chosen from different companies who were at the top of their game!
I tried to measure up to my companies expense in making sure
I put my best foot forward..I listened carefully.....
What our speaker was talking about was--- a TIMER
I had one...yeah...I think I even let out a "Yeeeees, I have one"...lol
It was from that moment on for 6 more days,
the speaker of the house who's name was PAUL
used me as his barometer to measure his audience
attention. Let me tell you WE all held onto every word
he spoke. We were not allowed to tape anything,
but we did all have pencils and pens and pads..
( the day, when we all did that, you know- write) I remember still
today, watching around all the notes people were taking.
I took few...I watched PAUL, I listened, I was
mesmerized by his ability to keep my attention ...
How I MAKE TIME!
for 22 years I have followed this regimen!
ARE YOU READY?
1. I never ever drink any sugar drinks, that is fruit juices or pop.
Because even though Paul was not a nutritionist
I wasn't either then, he knew this.
Sugar affects our brain for about 30 minutes.
According to the Journal of Gerontology, a study
revealed that mice took 30 minutes to complete
a simple maze after being injected with glucose..'
( this is what is in pop and in most fruit drinks)
In humans it was measured by easy math.
FEW could do them when they drank a POP.
That was enough for me, I never drink pop, unless
I am sick, I have some ginger ale. And I think the placebo
affect takes over, as I was given this as a child. We all were!
Conclusion: If you drink say 4 pops a day on average more or less.
YOU Have LOST 2 hours...YOU are just there, you really
are not on task, you are occupying space, think about it!
2. The night before jot down 3 things you want to complete...
JUST 3 for the next day.
I remember this like yesterday, Paul said,
" if you don't have a plan, you will
be part of someone else's"
We all looked at each other...gives us more....
I am slow on the uptake when it comes to jokes,
I usually have to have it broken down lol..
but this made perfect sense to me..Does it to you?
I still PLAN on completing 3 things every day...
Now I am talking about hard things...
Give yourself a break...
Here is an example.
Call 1 person, and tell them how much you appreciate them - ( 31 min) TIMER
Prepare a meal in the morning for the evening, prep everything, cut veggies,
marinate meat, dry or wet, put everything on the counter ready to go- ( 27min) TIMER
Clean your bathroom thoroughly ( only 1 bathroom) ( 23 min) TIMER
This was mine last night.
Write this post ( 1 hr 11 min) TIMER
Send Sam, info pck for special project (5 min) TIMER
Empty out sewing room ( 1 hr 7 min) TIMER
( I did complete this in 23 minute intervals...
( I did complete this in 23 minute intervals...
Conclusion. If you did this everyday, you would be able to balance your life
better. I think it was Carrie who asked " is this going to take self- discipline?"
I would say the only thing that will take some discipline is writing
down your 3 things. ( 3 minutes) TIMER.
Think about this, have you ever heard?.....
"If you want something you never had,
you must be willing to do
something you have never done!"
22 years ago....I had never done these 2 steps. ...
But I was willing to give it a try...
and 22 years later, I am still doing them.
YOU all have been asking, whether it be verbally, a written note
or thought..." HOW in BEEP does she do it" lol
I am sharing with you how....
I don't want you to carry a TIMER with you every minute of the day,
but it is a very good idea to have one handy...
Google them, they are everywhere...
sure I would add at least 2 more hours JUST FOR ME....lol
Just think how much more I could get done...
HOW MUCH COULD YOU ?
What will you accomplish next time we visit...?