Noticing Time Thieves by Meggin McIntosh, PhD

In Coaches
Oct 21st, 2013

HourglassLurking all around you – during “home” time and “work” time – as well as most everywhere else, there are tasks, situations, technology, humans (and other mammals) who can potentially steal your time. This week, be on the lookout for the following time thieves:

  1. Email
  2. Telephone
  3. Drop-in Visitors
  4. Procrastination
  5. Self-Distraction
  6. Filing systems that aren’t
  7. Energy suckers (which might include gossip or other negative and non-productive interactions)
  8. Slow or inefficient reading
  9. Junk mail
  10. Re-thinking, i.e., churning through the same idea over and over and over.

There are others that you might notice, too. The idea this week is just to become aware of what might be stealing your time and energy. Next week, we will start to talk about the specifics of some of these (and others you might suggest) and how to prevent the thievery.

Are you safe? Do you have time, energy, and attention thieves lurking around you – ready to rob you of your most precious resources?

If that sounds like you, and you’re ready to banish those burglars once and for all, you will love this practical and specific Get a Plan! Guide® to Thwarting the Thieves of Your Time, Energy, & Attention. If you like reading and having a document to refer to, you may purchase and download this 47-page, full-color Get a Plan! Guide®. You’ll be glad you did!