Hey everyone. This is Robin, and I am actually working very late
I´ve been thinking about “time vampires” a lot today. The urban dictionary defines the word “time vampires as: “something or someone who literally sucks your time like a vampire sucks blood.”
I am also feeling a bit stressed and irritated because during the last month I have let two “Time Vampire People” Into my life that
However, these two “time vampires” are a part of a business deal I am working on but also good friends with one of my close personal friends. So, in order not to upset my friend I have not acted with full force as I usually do when I come across time vampires.
The two most common time vampires are:
1. Work Life Time Vampires
Their attack takes many forms. Perhaps they send you emails or maybe they stop by your desk and casually ask: “Hey you gotta second?” or “Can I ask you a quick question? It will only take a few minutes.” Then they proceed to go on and on. Before you know it an hour has gone by and they are nowhere near finished asking for your help.
2.Personal Life Time Vampires
You just walked into your home after a long day at work and your phone rings. The second you answer “hello,” your friend immediately begins to babble on about — who knows what? The next thing you know you’ve been on the phone for an hour — and the time you were going to spend talking to your family, reading your new book or cleaning out your closet is lost.
I encourage you guys and give you permission to “Eliminate Time Vampires In Your Life” Doing this will reduce your stress level, make it possible for you to spend your time on things that are important to you
Over the last few
Just say NO! How you ultimately use or misuse your time is up to you. The ability to say “no” to a request for something because it will negatively impact your ability to get your work done — and here is the operative phrase
“Tell your colleague you are facing a time constraint and once you have completed your task, you will be more than happy to help them — if your time permits”
Stop going to meetings that don’t have agendas. If you skip creating an agenda, then your meetings can quickly go off track, get hijacked by a random topic, or include people who shouldn’t be attending.
There is a famous quote from an old dude called Herbert Swope that goes like this:
“I can’t give you a sure formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
Again, you guys, just take care of your time. It’s your only precious commodity that you have. Protect it. Don’t let people suck it. Don’t let people be time vampires and suck it up. Be very protective of it. I hope this helps. I appreciate you guys, and guys remember you´re just one step away from healing your Back Pain…