Time Out: Take a Breath
We finished last week’s blog post with STOP. So, I figured it would be good to reflect on this “thing” we call TIME. Time management is the greatest struggle many of us have. Time is our greatest resource and it is easy to have too many things to do and feel there is not enough time to get them done.
Here is a shorthand way I have created for you to think about the word time. T= Total; I= Inundation, M=Multiple Mediums; E= Everyday. This means that most all of us are totally overwhelmed with way too much information on a continual basis. Thus, our stress level is high, our focus is often lacking and our attention span is short.
This causes us to have a hard time getting to really understand someone else and have a true conversation—a dialogue, not a monologue. People do not buy printing. In contrast, they buy trust, solutions and peace of mind. Why? They value their time.
Are you satisfied with the things you are focused on or are you spending most of your time in crisis mode: slammed, buried, in the weeds, drowning, etc.?
Recently, as part of this Perception IS Reality blog series I created a podcast that goes into more detail on time. Remember it is not that you did not have time to do something it is that you did not make time to do it. So...where does your time go each day, each week? Are you satisfied with it or do you desire to change? What better “time” is there than now?
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