Where will you carve out time?

It stands to reason that if you want different results, you may have to do some things differently. Many of us find that to be an intimidating idea – because we think we may have to change everything – and that is just an overwhelming thought.

But, what if you only changed one thing? What if the one thing you added was one block of time each week devoted to one of your goals? Notice – I did not say one block of time each day – I really mean one block of time each week! And it doesn’t have to be a large block of time.

What if you set aside one hour each week to work specifically on one of your goals. Yes, only one hour! Do you have any idea what you could accomplish if you devoted one hour to it each and every week? Well – if you devoted one hour each week to reading for example, you would have read more than 10 books by the end of the year. Which, by the way, is way more than most people will do!

What if you set aside that one hour each week to make calls to your clients, prospects and contacts? I am not talking about having long conversations – just a quick touching base type of call. You could easily reach 30 people during that one hour (and leaving a message counts as reaching them). What do you think you might be able to create if you knew that you would reach out to 1500 people over the course of the year?

Not bad for one hour!

Where will you carve out the time?

Because, really, without a life, what’s the point?

(c) 2010, Terry Monaghan

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  1. hmmmm….you are getting me thinking!

    Yes, one thing that can make the difference

  2. Lisa Manyon says:

    I love it. The power of an hour. 🙂 Such truth.

    Write on!~


  3. Thanks for the lovely, creative time-management tips! XO, Katherine.

  4. Terry, thank you for your time-management tip. I want to share that I scheduled a one-hour break from my computer at 9pm each night. My husband and I grab a glass of wine and rewind. As spending quality time with my husband and relaxing is a goal for me. We call it Wine at Nine.

  5. Kiyla Fenell says:

    I love your non-overwhelming advice. Thank you so much. This makes a lot of sense.
    Kiyla Fenell

  6. Jennifer says:

    Very timely, Terry…thank you! I am currently reorganizing my schedule to create more time b/c as you ask “without a life, what’s the point?”

  7. Mitch Tublin says:

    Great point here. Sometimes what seems like such a small thing is able to reap bountiful rewards.

  8. This is wonderful Terry. Such simple, achievable advice with a huge impact. I’m going to implement this immediately. You are so great at making things simple and easy Terry. Love it!!

    Love & Health,


  9. Terry, this is so simple yet so powerful. No wonder the tortoise won the race!

  10. Oh yes, Terry! We over-complicate things so often and it’s so important to remember that big things happen by taking small steps!

  11. Terry,
    I can carve out time–you make it very attainable with your suggestions. Thank you.
    Dr. Robert Fenell

  12. WOW! The power of ONE HOUR! I am going to take on your challenge as this is something very achievable. I can’t wait to see the results! Thanks Terry : )

  13. Wow..you are an angel. So true and powerful
    My power of one hour and week by week worked for me as a single mother to be who i am for everyone fighting against abuse of divorce by husbands. i am success standing lovingly for all fighting against abuse of husbands like mine
    michelle love all

  14. Michelle Daneshrad says:

    This weekend in a two day Landmark Integrity seminar in Farsi led by Hamid and Shahla, I got so inspired about Integrity, fell in love with my Persian Community again, and now have access to breaking free from right, wrong, and standards and making promises from what is true, sacred, and valuable to me. I admit i am a wrong making machine. I hated and lied about my ex-husband to people about having illegitimate sexual relationship with my family and other women, ashamed of myself

    • Mia says:

      i loved your message to me and community, ” “I’m not gonna ease up, shut up, let up, or give up until I’m taken up! Matter of fact, I’m just getting warmed up!” and your comment about your husband’s stupid behavior. i make sure i dont go to this doctor.lol