It seems that everyone or every company I speak to in the printing industry is facing the same concerns, questions and fears. Here are some of the questions I hear. How do we increase our sales? How do we keep from cutting our prices? How do we stay in business? What does the online world mean to our pricing? How will it affect our future? What is social media “really” all about and what does it mean to us? Should we focus on what we do best or diversify? What is it that we do best? What type of staff…
First you may be thinking, Ryan, what is my 168?
Glad you asked. It is the number of hours 24 x 7 we each have in a week. No more and no less. So, always remember that time is the great equalizer.
So, here is my question: are you purposeful, deliberate and intentional with how you use your 168?
It is really quite simple in life as we have two choices. We can go through life with no plan (drifting like a leaf in the wind from place to place) or in contrast we can– have a guiding strategy in all that we do. You see– where we go long term is based on our hourly, daily, weekly and yearly decisions. It may not seem that way but it is true. Each decision we make, each hour, day, month and year… add up. If we are strategic in our thought process we will end up where we want to be.
So, I stress again that we must all be purposeful in everything we do–and this is especially in our time management. We must be deliberate online and offline. Said another way, be intentional in our actions. And, also consistent in the things we choose to spend time in/on OR that we do not choose to spend time in/on.
Bottom line facts= we all have the same amount of hours (168) a week.
Are you purposeful, deliberate and intentional with your time?
If not what can you change to ensure you are?