Time’s A Wastin’

We all have 168 hours in a week. Generally about 12 hours are spent on personal maintenance and we sleep, ideally, for 56. That leaves only about 100 hours for life. That’s it.

Several years ago I was working with a short-on-time Fortune 500 CEO who opened my eyes to a powerful concept, an “elegant solution” to make the most of those 100 hours. It’s all about multitasking and using all the time you have to grow your connection to the people around you.

When you host a meeting, invite someone you’re mentoring to sit in to learn from your leadership style. Or bring your kid on a business trip to teach him or her how to get things done and to enjoy some quality time together. Perhaps you and your spouse would enjoy a new city you might be visiting on business.

Host a lunch with one of your clients and invite a new business prospect for him. Ask him to do the same for you. I do all these things and more to be intentional and strategic with our greatest resource: time.

Make the most of your life with the time you have–you can start with your mornings. Find out what the most successful people accomplish before breakfast and how you can do the same on SUCCESS.com.

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Tony Jeary is an author, executive coach and presentation strategist. Jeary has published more than three dozen books about making presentations and strategic effectiveness. He coaches the world's top executives from companies such as Wal-Mart, Ford, New York Life and Texaco.

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