Although time is tight for everyone, even busy entrepreneurs find ways to waste it, reports Robert Estupinian on the Bay Area Mastermind website.
Mr. Estupinian says that five common practices steal the most time from entrepreneurs. Email is a huge culprit. Most people, he says, start their day by reading their email and become captives to it throughout the day. According to Rescue Time, a typical worker checks his or her email more than 50 times each day, amounting to once every 9 minutes. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube also take time away from work, and their use during the work day should be limited. Unnecessary meetings, and especially those where attendance is not compensated, are another huge time waster. Interruptions, even those of short duration, are also guilty of wasting time by taking entrepreneurs away from what they were doing and interfering with focus and concentration. The final big time waster, according to Mr. Estupinian, is multi-tasking. It's a myth, now discredited, that multi-tasking allows us to get more done in the same amount of time. Instead, multi-tasking just divides our attention between several tasks so that each task takes longer and/or isn't done as well as it could be if only one task was worked on at the same time.
Source: Robert Estupinian (Article on Time Wasters)