Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time # Money

Time Is Not Equal To Money

Lost money can be earned again; lost time is gone forever. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Lack of time comes from failure to plan. Time being equal to money is a big lie. Time is not equal to money. Time is more important than money. Effective people live by their priorities, not their obligations. Be great at prioritizing and planning then focus on your priorities and you will bring home the good bacon.

1.      Learn to earn. Your most valuable asset is your ability to give and to receive (earning). When you help enough people get what they want you will get all that you want. Are you a better learner now than a year ago?

2.      Focus. Before you start something new, stop doing something old and unproductive. Is what you are doing taking you closer or further from your dreams and goals?

3.      Live by your priorities. The quality of your life is determined by your ability to set and live by your priorities. Look at where you are spending your time. Does your schedule match your priorities?

4.      Be a great planner. Every minute spent in planning saves ten minutes in execution. Measure twice cut once. How much time are you investing in planning on a weekly basis?

5.      Results count. Ultimately your rewards will always be determined by the results in your live. Mind your life scorecard.What does your life scorecard say?

6.      Important over urgent. There is always enough time to do what is important. How much time are you spending urgent matters compared to important matters?

7.      Learn to deal. The more urgent the need, the worse deal you get in a negotiation. Our ultimate rewards are based on our ability to delay gratification. Are you willing to lose the battle to win the war?

You can be part of the needed leadership revolution by sharing these nuggets with others.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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