Oct 23, 2019
Why most CEO’s never see the ROI of time tracking -- they don’t finish the final step!
Just by doing the time tracking exercise, and the debrief process, you can EASILY recover an hour or more a day THIS WEEK -- BUT, that doesn’t happen magically, you’ve got to have the data, you’ve got to be relentless with the value of your time, and then most importantly you’ve got to be really intentional with the actions you take with that newly recovered time otherwise it won’t result in any ROI.
Most CEO’s are disappointed when they do time tracking because they don’t follow it through with this final step and never get an ROI from the process.
After doing this work myself and working with hundreds of clients -- what I know to be true is there are 3 things that will happen with that newly recovered time...so, let’s make sure we are choosing which one is most important for us personally! There’s no right or wrong -- it’s just what’s right for you.
The key is to not let #1 happen -- the unintentional time filler -- but instead intentionally choose option #2 or #3.
And how do you intentionally choose it?
Think about what your goals are for the business. Think about what you personally need. Think about what would be a more valuable use of your time in the business.
Actually BLOCK IT OFF on the calendar.
That’s right, each week you’re going to start blocking this recovered time off on your calendar and write in what you’re doing during those blocks. Whether it’s an hour or 20 hours. If you don’t protect it, it will get filled up with something less important. If you don’t block it off, you’ll forget to spend it in that intentional way, someone will pull you into a meeting or you’ll get sucked into something you’ve previously trashed...it’s not because you’re a bad person or have poor work ethic -- it’s because this is what’s most natural for us and we have to build habits to keep that time moving in the right direction.
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