What If Time Was Money?
I loved the 2011 Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried film titled “IN TIME”. If you have not seen it, you can catch it on Amazon Prime and I highly recommend you watch it.
In this sci-fi thriller, people stop aging at 25 when a device on their arm notes they have 2 years left to live. If you work, time is added to your reserve; when you make a purchase, you spend time. You can give away or be given time. But should you run out of time, your life is over.
Literally, in this futuristic world, time IS money!
In the real world, right now, you and I need to treat our time as a precious resource like money. Are we frittering away time on social media and other pleasures? Or are we spending quality time with our loved ones?
As a business owner, I realize that time is the equalizer. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but it is exactly how we spend that time that makes the difference. Those who spend their time wisely, creating and developing their businesses, tend to be more successful than those who are not too sensible about their use of time.
Having a calendar with everything important to do in your day scheduled is quite helpful. This way you will not have a big to-do list that drains your energy.
In addition, should you not be able to get to something, just reschedule it.
I suggest you make a list of everything you do in a typical day. Then decide which, if any, of those activities are not essential and those that are important for your health and wellbeing such as relationships, quality of life and then your business.
I suggest that you first calendar what is important to you and then your business activities because once you fill your cup, you have energy and time to give to others.
How are you apportioning your time for this day? I would like to hear from you in the comments below.