Time Wasters and Savers

by Arthur Hawkins


TOP 10 Time Wasters

  1. Procrastination & excuses
  2. Running errands & traveling
  3. Rushing
  4. Telephone, mail & e-mail
  5. Paperwork, reports & memos
  6. Meetings
  7. Television
  8. Planning & decision-making
  9. Computers
  10. Just Say YES

Ways To Expand Your Time

  • Give yourself plenty of time
  • Schedule your day
  • Relax
  • Understand what must be done
  • Build the right habits
  • Gather the facts
  • Use idle time to your advantage
  • Analyze the situation
  • Break tasks into manageable bits
  • Make a decision
  • Watch out for paralysis by analysis
  • Don't procrastinate
  • Plan to work and work your plan
  • Tie up loose ends
  • Do it right the first time
  • Implement your Action Plan
  • Use technology, but don't get bogged down with it
  • Prioritize on importance and need
  • Know your own personal time wasters
True or False

Debt is preventing me from taking a vacation this year or the vacation I'd like to take this year! Tell us: Yes, debt is affecting my vacation plans! or No, we're going exactly where we want to go but we'd love to learn make our trip as inexpensive as possible!


This information is excerpted from Arthur A. Hawkins II's book "The Self-Employment Resource Guide".

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