How to Avoid the Time & Energy Vampires
Here’s part one of a remarkable 10 part series on Time Management by fellow blogger Mark Nolan at http://www.morejoyinlife
Copyright (c) by Mark Nolan and republished with permission of the author.
“Just because you’re not paranoid
doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”
Are you busy? Could you use some more time in each day? I think we all could.
“Time and Energy Vampires” are all around us. These vampires can be a real “time suck” if you let them.
Your time is a precious asset. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Imagine that every time you heard from the time vampire, you had to hand over some cash. You actually had to pay money to listen to their negative comments, drama, pity party, complaints, etc.
How long would you continue paying for that nonsense?
The fact is, you are paying now. Paying with your time. Paying attention. Paying dearly.
Time is money.
Time is what makes up your life.
Here are some ideas to help you manage your time and avoid the time vampires.
Time & Energy Vampire Repellant
1. Make good use of your voice mail. You are not legally obligated to slavishly answer every phone call you ever get in your life, especially calls from the time and energy vampires. What are you, their employee, at their beck and call at all hours of the day and night? If so, I hope they are paying you some serious money.
The truth is, you are a busy person and you have a life to live. Use voicemail. Let a machine answer for you. If the call is important, you can call back later. If it is not, the person will realize you are really busy.