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Top 10 Time Zapping Habits to Break, Featuring Barb Girson
By Barb Girson, My Sales Tactics
Published On:  11/11/2012

In an age where we have finally raised our consciousness about where we spend our money, aided by pocket apps, budget tools (Mint; my daughter’s favorite), and financial professionals, it stands fair to question why the same assistance hasn’t emerged to track our time.

Well I am here to get things started…

The greatest time-eroding activities are probably less obvious to us than we realize. Are we breaking our time down into micro, observable, and manageable slots? Are we loading these slots with objective, measurable, and achievable steps towards our broader goals; broader picture?

I propose that our most time-zapping habits to break are not what we DO, but what we are NOT doing.

So, what is it that we are not doing…

  1. Not writing down your short to-do’s, keeping the list clogging your brain
  2. Not putting a monthly/weekly plan in place
  3. Not meshing your multiple calendars into one
  4. Not setting a regular time each week to establish or refine your weekly plan
  5. Not creating scheduled appointments with yourself for all priority tasks
  6. Not being direct when asking for appointments. (for example just giving hints and hoping others receive your hints)
  7. Not quantifying how much time you spend on key important business-building actions
  8. Not making time to set up a system to follow up with your contacts
  9. Not taking time off where you are completely removed from your business
  10. Not leaving white space each day in your planner or calendar for unexpected events, meetings, or requests that you must deal with

To get on top of your top time zapping habits to break, identify 2-3 actions you will commit to weekly for improvement.

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About The Author

Barb Girson, International Direct Selling Industry expert, trainer and Registered Corporate Coach(TM), is a highly interactive, creative speaker & author offering professional skill development programs for workshops, leader retreats, and annual conventions & telecasts sales training programs. Custom programs /Coaching 1:1 available.

Barb Girson helps companies, teams & entrepreneurs gain confidence, get into action, & most importantly… grow sales. To sign up for her next FREE sales training teleclass / join her free email list & get ‘Sales Strategies that Stick’ ezine, Visit MySalesTactics.com to learn more. Need a speaker for your next event? Contact Barb Girson: 614.855.0446


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