Effective Time Management – Can You Find an Extra Hour a Day?

It is the stroke of midnight on the 31st December 2007….

You have fended off the slobbering lips of those insisting on kissing one and all, you have given your hugs, spilt your drink and made your resolution to this year actually keep your New Year’s Resolutions.

As you look back on the year that has just past, are there more things you would have liked to have done but just did not get round to?

Were there business projects that got put on the back burner that would have really made a difference?

Would you have liked to take up a hobby you have been wanting to try for years?

Has the constant putting off of going to the gym taken its toll on your waistline?

Or maybe you longed to have spent more quality time with your loved ones?

So why didn’t you do them?

Well for many I pose this scenario to it is the challenge of time poverty. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to get everything done.

Of course there are only 24 hours in the day you know….

However what if at the stroke of midnight you could have suddenly been gifted with an extra three weeks to do whatever you liked with?

I know it sounds a little far fetched but just go with me on this one.

3 weeks a year = 2 days a month = an afternoon a week = an hour a day

So what if you could have any one of those time periods? (It is all the same time, just aggregated differently).

What would you do with that time?

Well first of all you need to find out how to get that time.

Just recently I worked with the legal department of a large international insurance company to show them how they can find this time by running my “Hour a Day Workshop” with them.

They were having an away day that culminated in Dragon Boat Racing (that will explain the strange hats) and a BBQ and they wanted to have something fun, interactive but also useful in a professional context.

Having run this workshop with the company’s executive development programme earlier in the year, it apparantly got rave reviews and so that was how I got involved with the legal department.

Now the idea of finding an extra hour a day does seem like an impossibility to most but I know it can be done because not only have I done it, I have also helped hundreds others do the same to.

It is really a very simple approach and really common sense and you will be kicking yourself when you realise how it is done.