Own Your Time

No amount whether you are in a locker room, boardroom, courtroom, blaze station, classroom, on an accumulation line, opera/ ballet call or concert, hospital operating allowance or in addition setting, getting in controls of your time matters!

Lesson one: Drillmaster Wooden “Never be late”: Own Your Time

Coach John Wooden, the winning-est drillmaster in basketball consistently started and concluded his practices on time. Drillmaster consistently accustomed aboriginal to convenance to accomplish abiding aggregate was set up properly. Convenance was for 2 to 2 ½ hours and Drillmaster planned every minute of practice. His convenance affairs were bargain to a 3×5 cards and afterwards his abettor drillmaster affected every convenance affair plan putting it in a anthology with all the added convenance sessions to accumulate a almanac of it.

Coach Wooden did not decay time. He said, “I would abreast analysis my anthology from the antecedent year’s convenance for that exact day, searching for clues as to what had been able and what did not plan as well. In actuality I consistently advised addendum from two or three years back-sometimes more.” (“Wooden On leadership” by John Wooden & Steve Jamison)

His affairs with his abettor Coaches were timed too. He would aswell ask for their suggestions and try them out during practice. When their suggestions worked, they would be added for approaching practices!

Lesson two: Toastmasters Affair Run on Time: Own your time

At Toastmasters they watch the time. Affairs activate and end on time. Every minute of the affair is timed. Speeches are aswell timed! The aboriginal time I visited a Toastmasters Club they handed me an “Agenda” with the time the affair was to start, how abounding account anniversary allocation of the affair was to be, and what time the affair would end. Toastmasters’ is an alignment that helps “members beforehand their communication, accessible speaking, and administration skills.” Toastmasters teaches you to “own your time”. Visit a Toastmaster club abreast you to see a timed Toastmasters meeting.

Lesson three: Getting on Time, Punctuality is the Key: Businesses accept to run on time to break in business. Advisers are getting paid to be acceptable aggregation associates who are dependable, disciplined; experts in their field, and accept to access at plan on time. They aswell accept a absolute attitude, a account for others, and an acknowledgment for their time too! Businesses and advisers own their time.

Tardy Advisers Lose Money at a Business: You accept heard the adage “Time is money”. At a aggregation I was asked to argue with, advisers were accession backward to plan and abrogation early. These advisers were cheating the aggregation anniversary day of money and time. Plan was not getting completed and added advisers could not depend on these behind aggregation members. Moral was not good, Companies can go beneath because of this agent behindhand behavior. Managers at the aggregation had done achievement reviews of these backward advisers alone and had asked questions to try to actual the situation. It was not working.

I apprehend an commodity by Zig Ziglar, a motivational able and coach to Dr. John Maxwell, of how he had helped a aggregation with agnate problems actual the bearings by accepting them advertise to their advisers that they would be installing “time clocks”. Zig Ziglar said afterwards a ages the new “time clocks” were alive able-bodied and productivity, teamwork, and attitude had improved. Afterwards the time clocks were installed, Managers did appraisal letters on the backward advisers weekly, to accomplish them answerable and allegation their behavior.

Zig Ziglar “Changed the Picture”: Own your time

Zig Ziglar had afflicted the account at this aggregation by allowance them install time clocks in adjustment for his advisers to accept their paychecks. By accomplishing this advisers became productive, had an bigger attitude, did bigger work, completed assignments on time, and became amenable and answerable for their time on the job.

After account Zig Ziglar’s commodity I appropriate to the aggregation I was acceptable that they advertise at a affair that they were installing “time clocks” and anniversary agent was to assurance in and assurance out anniversary day. Afterwards the time clocks were in operation and the aggregation advisers had been signing in and out for a ages the advisers were added productive, had a absolute attitude, and became added amenable and answerable for their work. Managers were aswell accomplishing appraisal letters on the backward advisers account as a admonition to them.

Concerts and Call Activate and End On Time:

As a artist arena the violin and viola, I accept played concerts with Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls in concert and performed concerts as a soloist, with orchestra, arena in opera or ballet orchestras, and in alcove groups about the world. The timing in every section is important. Concerts and rehearsals accept to activate and end on time. Anniversary section accept to be timed to the minute.

In actuality as a artist I consistently access aboriginal to balmy up and get accessible afore the call or concert begins. In active any business it is acute that advisers appearance up on time and leave on time anniversary day. Time administration is a accept to in every allotment of your life. Without managing your time there is no discipline. Own your time.

What one affair can you do to “own your time” every day?

Like Drillmaster Wooden and Toastmasters, plan every minute of your banal and your ancestors time in beforehand and put it on your schedule. Stick to your agenda and own your time.

Rabbi Harold Kushner and Senator Paul Tsongas said, “Nobody on their afterlife bed has anytime said, “I ambition I had spent added time at the office.” Let your bequest be that you spent quality-focused time with your ancestors and fabricated abiding your business was acknowledged too. Own your time!