There’s an old saying; you can always make more money, but you can never make more time.
Never has that phrase been more true than now. We live in a fast paced world interconnected through numerous high speed global communication networks so that we’re never out of touch, but at the same, can never get away. And it seems that every day brings more and more brilliant but distracting electronic devices always ringing, vibrating, beeping and bleeping for our attention. As a result, it can be all too easy to begin to feel like you’re chasing our own shadow.
The solution? Proper time management. Without a doubt one of the most important life skills to learn in the 21st Century.
Once time is gone, it’s gone and it will never come back. So you should strive to get the maximum benefit of every single second. Employ the old adage “work smarter, not harder”, to further your career and manage your domestic chores. Then, when the day is over, you need not miss the precious moments with your loved ones.
Of course you shouldn’t forget to schedule a little time just for you, to indulge in your favourite pursuits or just relax and unwind with a good book.
Outsourcing is the driving force of today’s globalized economy.
Many, if not all, of the world’s largest corporations have begun to outsource key processes and operations, from manufacturing to customer service, in order to keep costs low and remain competitive. This, in turn, has helped turn emerging countries such as India and China into major economic powers, boosting global trade. Corporations have embraced outsourcing because it offers considerable financial and logistical advantages compared with doing everything in-house. It boosts productivity, reduces costs and allows for far greater flexibility and efficiency making it one of the two most significant commercial developments since the assembly line. The other being computerization.
Without a doubt one of the most important and influential books in modern times, Timothy Ferris’ critically-acclaimed bestseller The 4 Hour Work Week shatters the misconceptions we all have about work and productivity.
It’s also packed with great tips and advice on how to better manage your time and achieve an ideal work/life balance allowing you to spend more time doing the things you enjoy.
Topics include learning how to determine which tasks are truly important, how to outsource your work and other daily tasks to a virtual assistant and how you can even earn money whilst you travel the world.
This is a must-read for anyone running or starting a business or for anyone who feels as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to get the things done.