Counting Down The 10 Biggest Time Wasters: #9

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Counting Down The 10 Biggest Time Wasters: #9

Encourager-In-Chief: June 27th, 2018

#9: Social media distractions.

Today, we continue a 10-week series to give you back more time in your day. Let’s face it; entrepreneurs never have enough time to do everything they need to do. That’s all the more reason to start today with the easiest way for you to get your time back.

If you are a social media junkie, today’s topic is really going to strike a nerve. You know who you are. It’s very easy for the rest of us to identify you because we see your endless rants on Facebook about everything under the sun. Just remember, when you’re spending your time there, you’re neglecting an opportunity to spend it speaking to your customers.

Personally, I enjoy Facebook but I don’t bother reading other people’s posts. I am constantly getting messages from customers who need help and I’m happy to offer it. I just don’t want to spend all day liking somebody else’s Pasta Primavera that they’re eating in my absence. I’m not interested to see the latest cat videos that have gone viral and my political views are not likely to change regardless of what I find on your page. I will just be more likely to block your posts in the future.

Don’t get me wrong. You can generally find me adding some posts on Sunday afternoon, promoting my customers and building people up. Since Sunday is a day of rest, it does not take away from any of my productive work time. You’ll see my weekly blog on LinkedIn and Facebook every week, God willing, but these are sent out automatically and do not require a lot of time. They get shared by my customers who introduce me to people they know and I don’t. These are great opportunities for the minimal time invested.

If you fall into the habit of spending hours every day on social media, I challenge you to break free of this unproductive habit and start reconnecting by phone, email, or, better yet, in face-to-face conversations with your employees, your customers, and your prospects. You will get a much greater return for your time investment.

If you really want to accomplish something you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.
- Jim Rohn

This excerpt is taken from my Time Mastery seminar.

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