Once Gone

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Front Page, Wright Ideas

Once Gone,
It has been Stolen Forever

Guest Post by Mike Wesley

What is the one thing that nobody has more of than anyone else? Time, We all have the same 24 hours in a given day. The real question is what do we do with our 24?Use this commodity wisely, we thrive, use it foolishly, and we can only feel overwhelmed and unproductive. So the question that came across the Twitter Feed from @DrWright1 was, “What do you use to save time in your busy day?”
 My answer was simple. “Teach others to answer their own questions.”  Yes this sounds simple enough, but is it really? In a very busy day, quick questions and small interruptions end up to be quite large distractions through the day. We are working on something and place that aside to answer a seemingly innocent question. What ends up happening is you think you took the five minutes to provide a short and accurate solution. That 5 minutes really turns out to be 10 by the time you get back on the previous task. Then 15 minutes later you get an email, an IM or a phone call from the same person only to ask another question.

 

Folks this can really landslide on you if you do not grab it by the horns and straighten it out now.  Sure my solution is not easy, and no it may not save you time today, but the good news is, invest the time now and it will pay off in more productivity and who knows, possibly “Free Time” in the future.
Even just six 10 minute distractions through the day add up to one hour. Our hour that has been stolen from you. One hour that you will never get back. So please use your time wisely.
 Here is what to do: Take the time now and teach people who ask you questions to answer their own questions.  When someone asks you to fix something, take the extra time now and show them how they could fix the problem themselves. It will pay off. I am not sure if you know this but almost any question can be answered very simply using one very easy tool, “Google”. Yes Google can answer almost any question you have, don’t be afraid to use it yourself, and this is the time saver, “Do not be afraid to tell others to use it.”
Assume someone sakes you a question tomorrow. This is your new one word answer. “Google” Seriously they really can answer their own questions. Now if it is your boss asking you how long it is going to take you to finish the current project, I don’t suggest you say “Google”, but a question about how to spellchecker in Word, you can just say it.
The point is the more you teach the people around you to answer their own questions the more time you have to answer your own.
Take the time to show others and you may find yourself with more time than you know what to do with?
@Mike_Wesely

 

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Act Like A Success Experience ~ Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey has been encouraging people African American Women to start businesses and take charge of their own destiny. This event was in Los Angeles. The participants were excited and happy to be a part of it. The event included a nice breakfast with plenty of coffee, water, tea and juice. Green Dot was a sponsor of the Los Angeles leg of the event. The Los Angeles event featured Patrice Washington – America’s Money Maven.

 

Tim Story kicked off the event encouraging women that it’s not too late!

 

5 Ways to Weed out Your Business Mind

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This blog post was inspired by a post on the Marc and Angel Hack Life Blog.

I love Hack Life blogs because you will find unusual shortcuts that are easy to learn. I find it hard to incorporate a short cut that takes 3 hours to learn and 60 days of practice to be of use to you. I recommend this blog as a regular read for Wright Place TV Viewers because you are busy, smart and always looking for a slight edge.

The Blog post is here http://www.marcandangel.com/2009/04/03/28-ways-to-slay-the-delay/

Weeding out your business mind means, getting rid of some of the projects you are working on. Frankly, they are keeping you from projects that could make you money or otherwise get your closer to your goals.

1. The organizing projects: Treat yourself to something nice. Have SOMEONE ELSE organize things for you so you can focus on making more money

2. Drop some events: Some of the things you are attending will not bring you closer to your customers, future customers or future business partners. They are just busy time to get you out of the office. Volunteering for a non- profit does not fall into this category. However, some of those ?networking? events you have committed to do.

3. Dump the newsletters: Seriously, if you have not read the ezine or printed newsletter, drop yourself from the list. Having a bunch of stuff you never got to or read is a drain on your mind power. At this point I never add a newsletter without dropping one I already get.

4. Limit the time: There are some things I work on and for some reason, never complete or get to work correctly. I work on them for a certain period of time and then I move on. Spending days on a non-essential item can really be a time and mind drain. I also like to time how long it takes me to do certain things so that when I delegate them, I know how long it should take someone else to do it for me. An excellent tool for this is the Action Machine

5. Admit it: Some of the things on your list are no longer a priority. At the time of this post, I am working on my biggest event of the year, the High Tea. This event happens in a few days and nothing else has priority. People who are requesting things have to wait until after the event. When priorities change, some things get dropped by the wayside. It?s fine, which is how it is supposed to be. You cannot keep adding things to your plate without taking others off. Everyone has limited time and not all opportunities can be taken advantage of 100 % of the time.

Give yourself a break!

What are you going to weed out?

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