Rainmaking Recommendation #99: Forget “Time Management”

clock1I hate the term “Time Management”!

I may have said that before, but it’s true.

There are only 24 hours a day – if you can “manage” to turn that into more then you are a magician.

Instead, I’d rather have you think “Productivity Management”.

Are you using your time as efficiently as you can?  Can you be more productive so that you can have the time for everything you need and want to do?

Many of my clients tell me that they don’t have time to do Rainmaking activities because they are “too busy”.   However, when I ask them to do an exercise in which they actually right down exactly what they do each day (without judgment), there is much time that is wasted with activities that do not add to their lives or their business.  Each little interruption, each minute you schmooze when you don’t have to, each second adds up to time that you could use for rainmaking to build your business by writing a blog, connecting with someone on social media, grabbing a cup of coffee or lunch with a referral source, getting work done for client for which you can bill.

I’ll leave you with one of my new favorite quotes (it is a bit lengthy but worth the read) about time by Marc Levy, from If Only It Were True:

“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank, its name is time. Every morning, it credits you 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off at a lost, whatever of this you failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and health. The clock is running. Make the most of today.”

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