Good evening Readers and welcome to Week 28. Apologies for the late posting – I had no internet due to a horrific storm here in Cape Town! Just gone back on line!
Can you believe we are half way through the year? I have a picture in my head of an alarm clock with big white wings flying around insanely!
“Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.” — Benjamin Franklin
Yes, I am afraid to say that Benjamin Franklin was quite correct – “Time is money”. This is on the home page of my website and it is something that I am extremely aware of.
We only have “x” amount of billable hours that we can work. We need to put time aside for administration, marketing, having lunch, seeing clients – time seems to fly away at a rapid rate. I have been asking myself how the use of time can be controlled. It’s something I discussed with my marketing mentor (Francis van Wyk) and Francis suggested that I put together a schedule of things that need to be done, how they can be automated and the frequency with which the items need to be attended to. I also realised that I was getting distracted easily by the amazing content that is available on the internet and I tend to read a lot anyway, so this website browsing was like being in a candy shop except that I was getting “fat”. Time to go on a time diet!!!
Taking stock is time-consuming, which is what we want to avoid, but I have found the exercise invaluable. If we had to write down our activities in one week, how much of our time would be spent on billable hours?
I had a lovely picture to slot in here of one of the alarm clocks I mentioned but unfortunately all it is showing up is a “line”. Here is the quote to go with the “picture”:
“There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.” by Brian Tracy
See you on line,