Article by: MaryEllen | Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Today’s audio diary is called Stop Wasting Time.

I’m going to use analogy during this audio dairy because it’s something that’s going on Christmas time because that’s when I’m recording it about ten days or nine days before Christmas. And I run into people all the time. You know in the last couple of days like, “I’m so stressed out I don’t have time to go Christmas shopping. I don’t have time for this; I don’t have time for that.”

So we’ve got to stop wasting time. Instead of complaining, go to your computer, go to Amazon and buy your gifts. This year, I did all my shopping on Amazon. I’ve sent all the gifts that I was getting for people that have to shipped out to New Jersey or New York through Amazon. I got all my kids’ stuff through Amazon.

In this day and age, there’s no reason to waste time. Now, trust me, I like to shop – I’m a shopper, I enjoy going to the Mall. But not really at this time of the year. I don’t like all the crowds. I really prefer if I’m shopping for myself, you know when I’m going to speak at something, I go to the mall during off time in the middle of the day, when it’s not crazy.

But this time of the year when we have a lot of extra things to do, don’t waste the time. Think how you can make yourself more efficient. So for me, I was much more efficient just going to Amazon and doing my shopping. So how can you make it more efficient for you? Maybe if you need to go to the mall, that you actually take a friend with you, so you guys get done at the same time. And you keep each other on track. That makes it more efficient for you.

So whatever the task is, stop wasting time. There’s no excuse for wasting time anymore. When we have the tools and the technology, everything is just much easier. You’ve got to embrace it.

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