Everyday our lives seem to get busier, filled with more duties, and linked to the point there seems to be no breathing room. Not too often do I have to venture out in traffic at peak periods. My former life in trucking started the day at 3 am most mornings and traffic was a regular part of my life. Now that I am self employed I can arrange my hours to better suit my schedule. However once in a while for a meeting or event I have to leave the same time as everyone else in my city. I always leave earlier than most to the point of extreme so I don’t have to rush. There is nothing worse than arriving at a meeting at the last minute rushing in all out of breath and unfocused, not a good first impression.
The other day however I was amazed at the people driving that seems to be in such a hurry to get to work. Some were tying their ties, on the phone, or half a sleep. The point was that I must have got cut off half a dozen times because they are running late. Time management is essential and keeping your cool is equally important. It may be in your best interest to leave earlier and go to the office and get some work done or do like I do and go early in the morning and find a coffee shop and do some writing or work. If you slow yourself down you will see how much rushed the rest of the world is. Don’t be part of the problem, be part of the solution.
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant. You can learn more about his products and services at www.outridge.ca