Do You Wish You Had More Time?
Time=168. That’s right 168. What is it? The total number of hours we have in one week. 24x7. Nobody has less or more of it. In fact, time is the great equalizer for all mankind. It does not care how old you are, where you live, what race, gender or nationality you are, etc. Time is the same for each human being. Right?
The question then must be reframed. Since we all have the same amount of time, the choice is ours as to what we do with our 168. For example, if you are reading and reflecting on this blog post that takes time. Everything we do, consciously or subconsciously, takes some of our time.
Here are some questions to consider.
- Do you wish you had more time?
- Do you feel pulled in too many directions that demand your time?
- Do you feel that you are stretched further in both your personal and business life than ever?
- Do you have trouble deciding what should be done and in what order?
- Do you feel that you have less time than ever to get all that you want to get done?
- Do you long for some “down time?”
I hear so many people—once I began to consciously listen for it—say they are: “slammed, buried, drowning,” etc. I observe a world where people oftentimes are looking down more and more (me included) connected to their mobile devices than the person next to them. Thus, I stop and wonder if this is the new norm and if we are beginning to lose the personal touch—as we all try to move so fast.
I have some deeper insights on all of this and will share more in the coming weeks. However, I would like to hear some of your thoughts as well.
Ryan T. Sauers has spent 25 years leading and/or consulting with printing, graphics, promotional and visual communications related organizations. Ryan is President of the independent consulting firm, Sauers Consulting Strategies, founded in 2010.
Key areas of focus of the firm include: sales training, marketing strategy, personal branding, leadership development and organizational change.
Sauers is a frequent national speaker and columnist. He has been recognized as one of the top 80 CMOs in the world and achieved the top designation of Certified Marketing Executive through Sales and Marketing Executives International.
Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership and communication courses to current and aspiring leaders. He is a Certified Myers Briggs, DiSC and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (one of few in US to achieve all 3 rigorous certifications related to human communications, personality & behavior).
Sauers is working on his Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and hosts a radio show in Atlanta (Marketing Matters). He is author of the best-selling books Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You? More info at: RyanSauers.com