In speaking with various groups (for instance, employees at a company or not-for-profit, members of a trade association, students of various ages, or members of a networking group), it’s interesting to hear that most people face the same basic challenges, even though their specific circumstances might be a little different. There aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything they want to do. They want to advance in their careers. They want their businesses to grow faster. They want to get healthier. They want to become more successful. They want better relationships. They want to spend more time doing the things they enjoy doing. They want to travel more, or spend more time on vacation with family. They want more “balance” in their lives.
Many of the challenges these individuals face may seem specific to their own business or industry, their field of study, or their life’s circumstances, yet there are similarities and parallels to what others are experiencing, and we can all learn from each other by sharing our experiences. For instance, incremental improvements in the area of customer service might be applicable whether you’re an attorney, a restaurant owner, or an auto mechanic. (Or even a parent dealing with your children!) Many tips related to time management may be universal, regardless of age, gender, location, occupation, etc. So, if you’ve found success by making a change in your own life, please feel free to share it here!