Think about your day.
What did you do yesterday?
Were you productive? When I ask that, what I mean is this: Can you reel off a list of high-priority things that you accomplished?
Did you waste any time?
How much of each hour did you spend on real, focused, dedicated work that actually produces a profit (either directly or indirectly)?
Let’s go on the assumption that you are one of the most productive people around and spent 50 minutes of each hour doing work of a nature that I just described.
That leaves 10 minutes to stretch, hit the restroom, and do whatever.
What’s that cost?
At a billable rate of $50 per hour, that ten minutes is only worth $5.00.
Or so it seems.
If you only work 40 hours a week, that 10 minutes consumes 400 minutes (about six hours) a week, worth $200.00.
In terms of time, that seems like a lot. In terms of money, maybe not so much.
Until you multiply that times 50 weeks a year, when it becomes… Ten grand. 300 hours. 12 days.
Yet, you’ll assert that you don’t have enough time.
If you were focused and organized, what could you get done in twelve days?