Q: I have three jobs, so maximizing my time is super important. Do you have any foolproof time-management strategies I might not be aware of?
A: Are you spending your time or investing it? Most people use the word spend when they talk about the way they use their time. They don't realize they're unconsciously putting a negative trajectory into their mind and actions.
The better word is invest because it implies that you own your own time, and it's up to you how you use it. This concept is an epiphany for many people--they've never really thought about the difference. Spending your time is akin to wasting it (spinning your wheels, if you will). But when you own your own time, you intentionally invest it, whether you're an entrepreneur or you work for someone else.
To make sure you're investing your time, one of the most important things you can do is get clarity on your goals each morning. By examining exactly what you want to accomplish each day, you'll avoid wasting time on unimportant, time-sucking activities.
TONY JEARY, THE RESULTS GUY, IS A STRATEGIST AND AUTHOR ADVISING TOP ORGANIZATIONS AND HIGH ACHIEVERS AROUND THE WORLD.
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The average worker in the U.S. wastes 21.8 hours each week on low- or no-value activities like surfing the internet, going to unnecessary meetings, taking on tasks that should've been delegated, and putting out fires.
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