Week 28 – Time is Money

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,
Lynne

Katlyn Virtual Assistants
Website: http://www.katlyn.co.za
Facebook Business page: http://www.facebook.com/KatlynVirtualAssistants

 

2 thoughts on “Week 28 – Time is Money

  1. mariegray75

    It is so easy to get distracted on the internet for sure! I set a timer, I spend 15 minutes on Linkedin, 10 minutes on Twitter, 10 minutes on Facebook and I have a short check list of items to accomplish while I’m at each site. That is how I manage my social media marketing anyway, I imagine it could apply in other areas…good luck to you! Marie

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