Time Management Expert, Event Speaker: Mark Lamendola

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Time Tips: Finding Hidden Time Tip #1

If it seems like you are always hustling about and under time pressure, you can change the situation by realizing you need merely to remove the proverbial straw from the camel's back.

Is there one activity you can shorten up or eliminate entirely, so you gain a few minutes in your day? Examples:

  • Unnecessary steps in meal cleanup--if you are routinely rinsing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, either wash them by hand or use just the dishwasher.
  • Unnecessary steps in morning ritual--do you really need to shave up and down three times?
  • If you spend a lot of time waiting for meals in restaurants, eat at home (this will also reduce the amount of time you spend waiting in hospitals, as restaurant food is loaded with toxins like sugar and hydrogenated oil).
  • If you spend a lot of time making meals at home, create some large batches of items. For example, make a big stir-fry, and freeze the leftovers in containers sized for one meal each.
It's good if you can recover "hidden" time by looking at your various activities. But, why stop with just one proverbial straw? Remove all the unnecessary load from the camel and you'll have a much faster camel. Make a point of finding some hidden time each day. Examine one, two, or three tasks--whatever it takes. All the time you find will really add up.



Do you want to radically improve how well people in your organization make use of the limited number of hours in each work day?

Contact me to arrange a time when we can talk about a presentation: mark@mindconnection.com. Why arrange a time? So I can give you full attention during the call. There's a really powerful time management tip. Ask me why it works.