Leverage helps you make your minutes count.

GearsYou and I both know that we have a lot to do every single day. We also know that the amount we can accomplish is limited. Even when knowing this, most people get so hurried and overwhelmed that they forget the principle of leverage – leveraging your time!

Here’s what I mean: Picture a triangle!

Now please write the word “Administrator” in the lower left hand corner of the triangle and jot the number “40” next to the word “Administrator” to show the number of hours an administrator might handle for you (if you hired an administrator).

Next, please put the word “Sales” in the lower right hand corner of the triangle and jot the number “40” next to the word “Sales” to show the number of hours a sales rep might handle for you (if you hired a sales rep).

Now put your name at the top of the triangle and write the number “40” next to your name to show the number of hours most people work in a typical week.

Ok, please now notice that the triangle is showing you that if you hire an administrator and a sales rep, both of whom work 40 hours for you, you end up getting 120 hours of results for yourself in your 40 hour workweek.

This is the power of leverage, which is so often overlooked.

I’m not telling you that you need an administrator or sales person. I am suggesting that if you do indeed hire two people (or even one person) to do some of the lesser value items you’re now handling yourself, you’ll be leveraging your time and getting more done in your day – and in your week.

Realize also that, if you hire one or two people to do the lesser value items you’re now taking care of yourself, you can pay the people you hire a fraction of your own rate, thereby helping you get full dollar value for the time you yourself invest in your week.

Leverage helps you get more done in your day and more value for your own time — and it’s worth remembering this and implementing it whenever you can.

Does this make sense to you?

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