Time Vampires

It’s summer and I know I could possibily have found a more joyful way to invest a Sunday afternoon, yet the level of satisfaction I got from filing a pile of papers that dated back as far as 2008 really did give me a lot of satisfaction.  I know, yet again another sign that what makes me happy would never make someone else happy.  And yet again, more proof that it’s important to invest the time to know what does make you happy.  Happiness will be a topic for another blog.  For today, I want to share a questionnaire I developed a few years ago — that I found amongst the piles of paper!

You can change ’email’ to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, texting, or any other host of possible time vampires.  You decide.  You can reach your goals or you can have vampire marks on you lifetime, but you can’t do both!

Dr. Success Challenge:  Take the following quiz.  If you don’t like the answers, at one action to change one area.  Happy quiz taking.

Are you working for email or is email working for you?

Date: Time begin: Time end:

Use this form for 7 days to track the time you are spending reading or writing email. For each period of time you have devoted to email during a given day answer the following questions:

Did you feel as though you spent your time effectively? 0 1 2 3 4 5
Did you create a new client? 0 1 2 3 4 5
Did you create additional income? 0 1 2 3 4 5
Did you discover information that positively impacted your life? 0 1 2 3 4 5
Did you discover information that positively (or may positively) impact your business? 0 1 2 3 4 5
Did you develop or strengthen a relationship in your personal life? 0 1 2 3 4 5
Did you develop or strengthen a relationship in your business life? 0 1 2 3 4 5
If the time you just spent on email were your last, would you be satisfied? 0 1 2 3 4 5

0 = If it was my last moments on this earth, I would be disappointed.
1= I admit I have wasted my time.
2 = I wish I did not have to, but it was necessary.
3 = I got brought up to date on an important subject even if I don’t know if it’s necessary.
4 = I have built or strengthened a relationship.
5 = I have positively impacted my life in the present moment.

Thank you,

Andrea Goeglein, PhD
Dr. Success
1 866 975 3777 Toll-Free

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About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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