Someone was asking me how to accelerate their Internet Marketing efforts.
They’d be putting in many more hours, sleeping less, were getting run down, and worst yet, felt they were on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
Worst still, they only saw a small increase in their results.
It’s physically impossible to increase their results, they proclaimed.
Not necessarily, I said.
You’ve been working hard, yes?
Yes, It’s killing me.
That’s the problem. You don’t need to work hard.
There are two components to time usage. Quantity and quality. Instead of working hard, you need to work smart too.
This is what I told him.
We have several factors within our work framework:
- We have 24 hours a day
- Depending on your biorhythmn, you need about 8 hours of sleep a day
- You have between 16 waking hours every day
- You will spend about 2 hours eating each day
- You will spend about 1 hour in the toilet and shower
- You will spend about 1 hour travelling each day
That leaves 12 hours of work time.
If you have a full time job, that will take another 8 hours a day, leaving 4 hours.
You may just have 4 hours a day!
If you watch 2 hours of TV each day, you’ll kill off half your productive time.
Is it any wonder why many complain they don’t have any time to grow their business?
How you use your time each day will determine your results.
Here’re 3 ways to squeeze more time.
- Planning helps (a great deal!)
Spending 5 minutes at the start of the day is akin to planning your destination before setting out on your journey.
Knowing you will have 4 hours and deciding how you want to spend those 4 hours will be best.
If you wait to see what free time is available, there’ll usually be nothing left.
Planning your time means cutting out and making the time available to do the important tasks.
- Most important things first
The toughest tasks will usually be the ones that give the most leverage in accomplishing our goals.
Do those first, especially when you are fresh.
Putting them off another day will delay the achievement of your goals, and ultimately the outcome you desire.
- Make it a pattern
Perhaps the most important. It takes 21 days to establish a new behavioral pattern. (Try waking up at 4am and start your workday at that time every day)
It will be difficult at first (as with all things), but as you establish new inertia, your new behavior will become unstoppable.
Taking these 3 simple steps will bring you massive results.
Test them out and leave a comment.