Connect with us

Success Advice

3 Ways You Can Become the Master of Time and Not Its Slave

Published

on

Controlling Time

I constantly hear about individuals trying to manage their time. There’s no doubt that successful people know how to manage time and complete lots of tasks with the 24 hours available to us. But do they really?

Do you think successful individuals manage their time correctly, or do they take control of it? Why did Warren Buffet buy a private jet? Because he wanted to look good, or because he understands that time is your most valuable asset? He understood time is to be controlled, not managed. He made time by decreasing the time it takes to get to business meetings.

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ― Michael Altshuler

Nothing is measured without distance. Therefore, time is measured by distance. If you decrease the distance, you save and control time. Warren understands this. Time is just an illusion that was created, anyway. Your mind shouldn’t focus on the time, but instead become so productive that you forget what time it is.

In fact, managing time within itself is wasting time! Keeping track of where your time goes, and planning on how you’re going to manage it, uses up energy that can actually be used to move towards your goals. It’s a task within itself if you think about it.

Here are 3 ways you can become the master of time and not it’s slave:

1. Take responsibility

The first step to controlling time is taking responsibility for it. Stop saying you didn’t have enough time. You did, you just didn’t utilize it or do the work. Time is never working against you. It’s actually meant to work for you. Therefore, make time work for you by not pointing the finger at it, and watch as you accomplish many goals in a shorter time frame.

2. Work in time intervals

Many people have a short attention span or maybe you’re just not passionate about what you’re doing. Simply put, work in small time intervals. Nothing is measured without distance. With that being said, you have to collapse the time it takes you to get things done. Even if that requires constant breaks, you need to make it happen by any means necessary.

If you find yourself losing focus, work in 15 minute intervals. And if you can go longer and 15 minutes is too short, work in 30 minute intervals. And so on. Do whatever you have to do to accomplish your goals and be productive.  By doing so, you’re controlling time, and not being a consumer of it.

3. Make a list of wasteful activities

This is probably one of the most productive tasks you can engage in. Many times we’re not aware of why we don’t have “enough” time during the day to complete tasks. But, most of the time we do. We just choose not to acknowledge it because the truth hurts. It hurts a little looking at yourself in a critical way.

However, it must be done. Make a list of every activity you find yourself engaging in frequently that doesn’t help you progress towards your goals. For example, if you’re a millennial, it’s probably social media or technology that distracts you and wastes time. Write it down!

I found myself spending too much time on social media when first starting my business. This extended the time it took me to finish client projects, and that was putting me at a huge disadvantage by not meeting deadlines. I put a stop to it immediately and instantly doubled my productivity and grew my client base.

“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” – Victor Hugo

The quicker you realize that time is just a made up concept, the sooner you can control and create it. Eastern time isn’t the same time as Central. Your time isn’t the same as mine. Who cares? What matters most is accomplishing as much as possible in the time that you’re awake. Stop managing time, become a creator of it, and watch as you prosper in life.

What are some way you can improve your life through better time management?  How are you actively removing obstacles that prevent you from success?

Brianna Bussell is the CEO of WebInsightCo.com, a marketing and web development company. She started her business in college, and began writing for many reputable entrepreneurs after publishing her own E-book "Creating Value in The Workplace". She also enjoys coaching millennials on how to become successful.

Advertisement
1 Comment

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Success Advice

20 Ways You Can Become a Powerful Communicator

Published

on

Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.
 

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.

 

2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.

 

3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.

 

4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.

 

5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.

 

6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.

 

7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.

 

9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.

 

10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

I you want to learn how to become more confident in life then you can join my weekly mentorship calls and 40+ online workshops at AweBliss.com so you can master your life with more success.

 
Continue Reading

Success Advice

Dead Men Tell No Tales: How to Navigate a Mutiny as a Leader in 10 Steps

You’re the manager. You’re the supervisor. You’re the leader. But maybe your people don’t see it that way

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

You’re the manager. You’re the supervisor. You’re the leader. But maybe your people don’t see it that way and perhaps that has created a divisive and adversarial working environment that makes it difficult for you to influence and inspire your team in a way that meets your vision. (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

How to Think Like a CEO for Your Future Success

A blueprint for CEOs to draw a disciplined strategy

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

Strategic thinking helps CEOs build successful businesses. It helps them establish everlasting enterprises. It is one of the key elements of decision-making. It is different from strategic leadership. It differentiates between leaders from managers.  (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

How to Focus Your Mind on Your Goals in 2023 Constructively

In this world of distractions due to information overload, it has become a big challenge to focus our minds

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

In this world of distractions due to information overload, it has become a big challenge to focus our minds on positive aspects and constructive activities. Sometimes we waste our precious time mentally and physically due to distractions arising out of technology. We must understand our priorities and learn how to focus on them religiously. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending