As I was sitting in the airport coming back from a business trip last weekend, I had some downtime while waiting for the plane to arrive. I realized I had some “found time” available… you know, those small pockets of time we FIND each day …. between phone calls, while we’re on hold waiting, while we’re waiting on a doctor, the inevitable flight delay, the traffic back up, the time spent waiting for someone to show up at a meeting or appointment, etc. (the list goes on….).
Found time should be viewed as a GIFT — extra (unplanned) time given to us when SOMETHING can be done.
How will YOU take advantage of your found time today? Use that time to….
Make a phone call,
Respond to an email,
Read a blog or magazine article (I keep reading material AND podcasts/audios on my iPad and iPhone for that very purpose),
Write a quick thank you note to someone,
Review your goals,
Review your task list (and perhaps find something you can do right NOW).
Make it a point today to TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR FOUND TIME.
Best to you,
Andy Robinson, Executive Coach
"Helping CEO's and executives maximize their influence and impact."