How Are You Viewing Your Time?

In working with and coaching people across the country, one of the top requests we continually receive is how we can help people manage their time better.

Many people think of their time management skills in relationship to their time organization device. Yes? your calendar, Outlook, or PDA can be an extremely valuable tool in helping you to organize your time, but those things are not your time, nor do they have any power to determine where you use your time.

Time Management is a mindset. It is the way you look at and value the hours and minutes of each day. When you hold onto the mindset that there is a shortage of time, that it is scarce? that is what it becomes. When you consciously choose to look at your time in a state of abundance, it becomes abundant. Your power to manifest your reality now and will always be one of the greatest influences in your experience.

Who determines where you spend your time? You do. Who determines how you view your time? You do. Breaking old patterns can certainly be challenging and I know that you have the power to do so.

While your time is a limited commodity, it is not a scarce one.

None of your other commodities regenerate themselves. If lose your money, it is gone until you earn it again. If you ruin a friendship, they aren't guaranteed to return. When you health is compromised, it takes an incredible effort to restore it. When you waste your time you lose the opportunity alone, not its future value. What other commodity can you completely waste or abuse and wake up the next morning with a replenished supply?

This is not to say your time isn't precious. I would agree 100% that your time is one of your most valued resources. That doesn't mean it has to be limited. Our greatest intangible resources are never limited - they just require focused energy to be harnessed.

My best advice is to ask yourself what is the source of your mindset about your time. When did you first start feeling overwhelmed? What actions could you take TODAY to start creating positive momentum? What are your priorities? When is the last time you created a TO DON'T list? That's right, a list all the things you need to STOP doing to waste your precious day and get you off track.

Have fun, take control of your life, and?

Be FREE!

Eric is president of Freedom Speakers & Trainers (http://www.deliverfreedom.com) & an instructor & personal coach on memory, goals, attitude, time management & communication. He is a national know memory trainer that has worked with thousands of companies to enhance their memory. He is co-author of Winning The Name Game, an at home study course that teaches individuals how to remember the names of everyone they meet. http://www.winningthenamegame.com

In The News:

Watch  Quartz
Plan and Prioritize to Earn Back Time  Dairy Herd Management
Gopi Sundar takes music lessons online  The New Indian Express
Make Better Choices by Changing Your Behavior  Editor And Publisher Magazine
How to Get Focused  The New York Times

Time Management: How to Make Your Meetings More Productive

In most organizations, meetings are often the biggest time-wasters. With... Read More

Having Time on Your Side

Clarity brings accomplishmentOne of the most important things you can... Read More

Save Your Time - Delegate!

Frustration is when an obstacle blocks your ability to achieve... Read More

Creative Leadership; Inspirational Power ( Part 2 )

Time management is absolute crucial nowadays where business decisions have... Read More

Do You Over Promise and Under Deliver?

A new client recently admitted to me sheepishly that she... Read More

Organization Tips That Add More Hours To Your Day

One of the most common complaints that small business owners... Read More

The 3 Biggest Priority Busters

As a professional organizer, consultant and trainer, I have come... Read More

Too Many Unfinished Projects?

Q. I have several projects going at once -- but... Read More

Work, Work, Work: Making Each Moment Count

Time, time, time. It seems there is never enough of... Read More

Time Management Doesnt Exist! So What Can You Do?

There is no such thing as time management. You cannot... Read More

How to Minimize Trips to the Grocery Store

Still awaiting the birth of my baby (I am overdue),... Read More

Could you use a ?Stop Doing? list?

One of the tried and true organization and time-management tools... Read More

Emergency Living

There are times, when I am driving in my car... Read More

Handling Procrastination

"TIME CANNOT BE 'MANAGED.' THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF TIME MANAGEMENT... Read More

5 Tips To Get More Out Of Your Work Day

It's easy to waste time on things that seem urgent... Read More

Do You Put a Value on Your Time?

As a small business owner, does the following paragraph sound... Read More

Time Is Everything

Time is wealth;Time is health; Time is power; Time is... Read More

Sharpen The Saw

Sometime ago, my lovely wife woke me up in the... Read More

How to Conquer the Five Major Time Wasters?

* spreading yourself too thinTaking on too many things at... Read More

How To Better Handle Your Mail

Letters, magazines, bills, flyers, what to do with them all.... Read More

Time Management for Sales Pros

According to a Miller Heiman 2003 Sales Effectiveness Study, over... Read More

Find The Time -- Before Its Too Late!

People always seem to be in such a hurry, everywhere... Read More

Creating A Not-To-Do List

When I sit down with a client to work on... Read More

Time Management Is Key

Having a home based business can be overwhelming. When you... Read More

Time is Money?

Not 1 in 10 people can tell you where money... Read More