Sneak Peek: Tip #24 Quit Spending Time. Invest It

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“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Take another sneak peek into my new book: 128 Tips to Make You a More Effective Leader. The concept of this collection is simple, straightforward and broken down in to bite-sized pieces.

Sixty seconds a day is all it takes to make changes that matter.

Set that stop watch to one minute…Go!

Tip #24: Quit Spending Time. Invest It.

One of my frustrations with our common language about time is all the talk around “spending” time.  Where exactly are you going to “spend” your time? We all get the same 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Time is precious. Quit spending time, make a shift and focus on investing your time. “Investing” has a stronger connotation of making a difference and doing something that matters.

 Where do you want to invest your time today? Invest wisely.

I don’t know about you…but that clocked in at 27 seconds on my end.

Pretty painless right?

Wisdom doesn’t need to doled out in huge servings to leave you feeling full.

Let’s continue chewing on this concept :

It’s easy to evaluate the ROI of our finances.  Gauging the ROI of our time is a whole different story. Investing time instead of spending it is easier said than done.

We all get a fair and equal payout of 24 hours each day. No more. No less

Invest in your non-negotiables – those things that matter most .

What allotment will you give to your non-negotiables in the core departments of a well rounded life?

Health: sound sleep, good meals, enjoyable exercise

Work: increasing your level of responsibility for bigger impact, building a profitable business, partnering with people who share the same core values

Family: great conversation with dinner every night, adventurous outings, making simple and meaningful memories

Fun: golfing with friends, reading a good book, doing what brings a smile to your face

Decide where to invest your time. Sixty seconds a day is all it takes to keep you focused on the allocation that works best for you.

There are 1,440 minutes each day. Invest one in yourself.

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