Your time. Reclaim it.
Brian is a marketing VP who, last week, reclaimed 4.5 daytime work hours by taking this calendar challenge.
Stretch your imagination and envision a blank calendar for the next two weeks. Consider your professional objectives and what your team is responsible to deliver. Then, challenge every proposed virtual/video, phone/audio or in-person meeting before it is added to the calendar. Ask yourself:
Brian now challenges every meeting against his newfound freedom: the stretches of uninterrupted time he is using to do the creative work he loves when he’s at his best – 10 AM – instead of 10 PM. He began by replacing the weekly, hour-long one-on-one video check-ins with 5 direct reports with an optional 15-minute check-in by phone. Everyone scheduled a call, got what they needed, and thanked Brian for saving their time.
What changes when you challenge every meeting before it hits your calendar? Are you ready to find out?
Want to know what your time is actually worth? Check out this post from Sarin A. Barsoumian:
What is your Time Worth?
You have heard the saying “time is money.” It is popular because it is true.
It is extremely useful to know how to value your own time. Use this equation to determine your hourly rate:
Salary / 52 / # of hours you work per week
Knowing how much money each hour is worth, will help you make smarter decisions about many subjects, including: