Monday, September 24, 2012

Most of us are in a time famine.  What does that mean?  We feel as if we never have enough time to get done everything that needs to be done in a day.  But does it mean you're running out of time?  

Did you know most US workers waste two hours every workday? Not every moment must be productive, but think about what you could accomplish with those 10 extra hours every week. Your deadlines would be met, meetings would be more productive, innovation would increase and you would feel less stressed.

Sure signs you're suffering a time famine include a disorganized or unorganized inbox, a cluttered desk, missing meetings or being unprepared for meetings, tired, unable to concentrate and just plain STRESSED!  

So right about now, you're feeling it, aren't you?  We all do.  So how can we beat it?  By paying attention.

"What?" you say.  "I don't have time to pay attention!"  

But you do and you'd better make the time, or you'll continue to be out of time.  Seriously.  It does work that way.

Here are some quick tips, from the upcoming "Time Management:  The Time Famine Solution," written with my good friend, Suzie Kummins-Poirier (available soon on

  • Take control of your day, don't let your day control you.
  • Daily set priorities and manage your time to meet deadlines.
  • Effectively plan each minute, each hour of your work day for the first couple of days to get used to the idea of taking charge.
  • Put your internal procrastinator in "time out."
We'll have more tips as we get closer to the book coming out, but here's just a taste to wet your whistle!

What are your top time-saving tips for controlling your day?  Share them and we'll put them on the list!

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