Beat the Clock

Having trouble getting it all done?  Here are three great tips that will add a few more minutes to your day!

3. Brown bag lunches.

Recent studies have shown that the average business lunch is now 90 minutes!  If you know you have a busy day, pack a lunch and eat whenever you can.  This may be the difference between working late and getting home on time.   

2. By appointment or by chance

Make yourself available “by appointment only.”  If you are fortunate enough to have an assistant, make sure he or she is aware of the days and hours you will take appointments.  If it is important enough, whoever needs to see you will make an appointment.

1. Plan ahead.

Research from Stephanie Denton, a professional organizer, shows that a phone call with a planned agenda takes seven minutes, while an unplanned call take twelve minutes.  If you average only 12 calls a day, planning can save you an hour.