I was debating for some time whether or not to buy a plane. I travel around the USA and at times it’s like a 3 hour engagement might take 12 hours, due to flights and waiting in airports. I put the financial numbers together and realized that buying a plane would drastically cut down my time and enable me to spend more time with my family.
This is the power of TIME COMPRESSION.
What are you doing in your life that is taking so much time, away from what you really want to do?
What can you do to compress time so you can do more of what’s important?
What should you be investing in that can save you time, so you can do other things with that time.
We have to ask ourselves – is spending this money worth the investment in me doing something else.
In this case of me buying fractional ownership in a jet, my answer was yes. The investment in this plane is worth the opportunity to spend more time with my family.
What are other ways you can save time – or compress time?
Compressing time and getting more out of your day can involve a variety of strategies, including time management, goal-setting, and prioritization. Here are a few ways to compress time and make the most of your day:
- Plan your day: Start each day by making a plan of what you want to accomplish. Prioritize your tasks based on their importance and urgency, and make sure to allocate enough time for each task.
- Set goals: Set specific, measurable, and achievable goals for yourself. This can help you stay focused on what you want to accomplish and make better use of your time.
- Eliminate distractions: Identify and eliminate the things that distract you from getting your work done, whether it’s social media, your phone, or other distractions.
- Use a timer: Break your day into shorter, focused work sessions using a timer, this will help you stay on track and avoid procrastination.
- Learn to say no: Learn to say no to things that are not important or that you don’t have time for, this will help you to focus on the things that matter most.
- Delegate tasks: If possible, delegate tasks to others to free up your time for more important things.
- Make use of downtime: Make use of downtime, such as your commute or waiting times, to do things that don’t require your full attention, like reading, listening to a podcast, or practicing a language.
- Take breaks: Taking regular breaks can help you to recharge and stay focused, so make sure to schedule regular breaks throughout your day.
By incorporating these strategies into your daily routine, you can compress time and make the most of your day. Remember that time management is a continuous process, so it’s important to review your progress regularly and make adjustments as needed.