Business advice: How to make better use of your time

AS WE close out the year and prepare for the next year ahead, it's time to reflect on what went right and what we can improve on.

What is it that we all have in common? Time.

Sadly, for many, this is our most wasted resource, but it's our most valuable.

Managing this precious commodity can sometimes be a challenge.

Over the next two weeks you'll learn five simple but effective practices on managing your time for greater results.

1. Each day, plan an hour of "Me time"

Let's get a little selfish here, the world can have the other 23 hours, but this hour is yours, and yours alone.

During this hour, add something new into your life that was one of those, "if I only had more time, I'd do ...".

Read a different type of book, work on your spiritual side, learn a new hobby, develop a new skill, learn another language, and spend time on your health. As you can see the list could be endless. One hour per day is 365 hours per year.

2. Get a regular reading program in place

As little as 15 minutes per day can make all the difference. Even with such a small amount of time dedicated to reading, an average person can read 15 books per year. Audio books are great too, and the best part is you can actually speed up the narrator - try listening at x2. It's remarkable how much information you absorb with the same level of comprehension. Next week, you'll learn three more time management practices being:

Fill your day

Prioritise your day - do, delegate or dump

It's all about your attitude.

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