Someone once told me, "You can't get more time in your day."
Their point was all you get is 24 hours. That's the same for everyone. You can't buy it from the store. You can't borrow it from others. You can't replenish it once it's gone.
Each of us gets 24 hours each day and that's it. Nothing more. Time is no respector of persons. Rich or poor, beautiful or plain, talented or limited, resourceful or helpless ... we all have the same "sand in the hourglass".
While it's true that you can't get more time in your day...
You can get more LEFTOVER time in your day!
There is the key to the dilemma of Jim Croce and every single one of us who is too busy to enjoy time doing the things we want to do. Make sure there is time left over each day for the important things.
Sounds simple enough, right? But, how can we do it? We do it by being more productive. Without sacrificing quality, we learn to get things done faster. In fact, when it's done right, we can get it done BETTER and EASIER along with FASTER. I've been doing this for most of my life...
- Example #1: When I was in Mrs. Robertson's fifth grade class, I was always the first one to turn in my work. Yep, at a young 10 years old, I was already learning to master productivity. And it wasn't like my grades were suffering ... I managed A's in the class and graduated high-school with a 3.9 GPA. Mrs. Robertson had a simple rule: when you finish your work you can read, write, sleep - whatever - until the remainder of the class finished or the time period was up. Leftover time. That's what I got every day.
- Example #2: When I was 20 years old I went to work at Kinko's Copies. I was the first employee at our location to work the "night shift" when we went to an "Open 24 Hours" operating schedule. My hours were from 10PM-6AM, 4 days per week. Each night I had a checklist handed to me by the shift supervisor. My store manager told me, "Jimmy, when you get your tasks done, you can do whatever you want the rest of the shift - watch TV, use the computer, study - whatever." I did those tasks quickly, but without sacrificing quality. In fact, I was named Co-Worker of The Year my first year with the company. But, here's the cool part: I was usually done in 4-5 hours, giving me 5-6 hours to use as I pleased. Leftover time. Paid leftover time.
- Example #3: In August 2000, at 30 years old, I started ProfitsVault.com, my first internet based business. I earned a six-figure income my first full year in business and have been growing my name into a global brand ever since. Here's the thing: despite the fact that I have thousands of customers, thousands of affiliates and partners, over a hundred products, dozens of websites, lead and customer lists and many other parts, despite the fact that my business brings in sales 24/7... I rarely work over 3 hours a day. In fact, many days I work less than that. Leftover time. Making money around the clock leftover time.
I don't say any of that to brag. If any bragging is to be done, credit should be given to God who blessed me with the inate ability to get things done quickly and well.
I say all of this to illustrate the fact that I know what I'm talking about when it comes to productivity. In fact, well known internet marketer Jim Edwards dubbed me, "Mr. Efficiency". Even world class marketers marvel at how I can pull it all off with such seeming ease while they are working overtime to run their businesses.
Here's the thing:
You're going to do the things on your schedule anyway,
why not get them done easier, better and faster?
You're required to complete certain activities to run your
business, why not get them done with plenty of leftover time
to do the things THAT YOU REALLY want to do? WITH YOUR LIFE?
That's where I can help you. What I've been successfully doing all of my life can be turned over to you for application to your own business. I can teach you how to be productive. I can share all of my insights and "tricks of the trade" that have helped me to be extremely productive when it comes to getting things done.