To-Do Time

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It is the quiet days. The ones where everybody is out, doing other things. This calm is the time you can really get things done.  We have this time to think, to plan, and to make end-roads in our most daunting projects. 

This quiet time is the real-time of productivity.  It is good to have this time to invest in our work.  We should not squander such a gift when it is presented to us.  These quiet periods of mass productivity come seldom enough as it is.

This is the time for which you keep your lists.  If you only had an hour or two?  Thirty minutes is time enough to get something started, and other things complete.  Everyone manages money.  The smart folks manage time.

How do you manage your time?  Be smart about what you do, and when you find a suitable target of opportunity, pull out your list of things that should be done, yet have no established timeframe and see what you can do. Work to complete the ones you think that you can do in a limited time.  Also, do those you are worried you may fall behind on.

 Where do you find this elusive time? It is there waiting for you.  You will see it when you show up to the office thirty minutes early.  It will be waiting for you someday when most of the staff is out doing something else.  It may happen just as a fluke.  Trust me, if you look around, you will find some time either hiding in a corner or being used by another task that just does not need it.

Just keep your list of the things you have to do when you get time handy.  Then when you see an opportunity, work on something from that list.  You will be amazed at everything you will be able to get done.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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