Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

Get More Done In Less Time


Get more done in less time!

Isn’t that the battle cry for most of us? Isn’t that why books like the 4 Hour Work Week sells so well?

Everyone wants to bundle 48 hours worth of living into a 24 hour day.

We have CEO’s telling us to just “lean in” and get more done. Can you really get everything done in a single day and still have time left over for family, friends, hobbies and you?

I know you are going to hope I say, “Yes!” What I’m actually going to say is yes and no.

You cannot do everything. You just can’t.

That said, you probably still have more hours a week than you think you do to work a part-time business. I may have put this out there before in another blog post, but take a look at it again:

We all have 168 hours a week:

8 hrs/day (sleep) x 7 days = 56 hrs
40 hrs (work)
6 hrs (leisure, activites, upkeep of life, friends, having fun) x 7 days = 42 hrs
168 hours – 56hrs – 40hrs – 42hrs = 30 hours.

So, even after sleeping, working, and having fun… people still have 30 hours a week to build a business part-time that can change their life.

When you look at it that way, it sort of makes you wonder, what the heck am I doing that I stay so busy and never get everything done that I need to?

I’m about to tell you.

You’re wasting your time on things that don’t matter and on things that suck time with little to no payback. Things like watching television, watching the news, playing online, playing on Facebook, etc.

You start reading your friends’ Facebook posts and get sucked into the funnel of doom that is Facebook. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m on Facebook too. I LOVE Facebook. I have reconnected with people I haven’t seen or talked to in YEARS because of Facebook.

But I limit the time I spend on there.

I found a great website this morning that has a wonderful plan on making a schedule and sticking to it so you can get what really needs to be done … DONE!

The title of the post was How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done and it gives 5 steps to take which I’ll summarize here, but you really need to go to the website and read the entire post because it was eye-opening and really, really good.

1. To Do Lists are Evil. Schedule Everything.

2. Assume You’re going home at 5:30, then plan your day backwards.

3. Make a plan for the entire week.

4. Do Very Few Things, But Be Awesome At Them.

5. Less Shallow Work, Focus on the Deep Stuff

There are so many things I would love to do, but I am not superhuman and I simply cannot get them all done right now. The time and energy are not there. I think that was the big takeaway for me. I love God. I love my family. I love horses and would love a farm. I would love to get a Naturopathic Doctorate Degree and specialize in longevity. I would love to write fiction books. I would love to write books and help other women live their dreams of being financially independent. I love my blog. I love Young Living. I love so many things.

However, the reality is that I cannot accomplish all of those things right now.

So, I’m going to have to prioritize and do those things I can do and do them really well. I will tackle the other things as I can.

I hope this information helps you in your quest to live a more abundant life, so that you can make the time for the things that are most important to you.

Have a blessed day.

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