Top 10 Time Killers (And How to Fight Back!)

Here at Any Old Task we specialize in recovering lost time, but even we were surprised to learn how much was being wasted on things that could be put aside in favor of higher priority work. While we’ve done our own investigations, this infographic highlights some of the big areas most businesses lose time based on survey data. The big ten are:

  • Email
  • Internet Surfing
  • Watching TV
  • Procrastination
  • Meetings
  • Non-business related conversations
  • Travel/commuting
  • Social networking
  • Cell phone/texting
  • Dealing with red tape

We all fall under one or more of these categories. Determining which kind of time waster you are is the first step on the road to recovering it and feeling like you don’t have to rush to get everything done in a day.

This infographic goes into detail on finding out where you might be falling short, and how to make things better.

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Meet your host

Sandra Booker, Founder of Changemaker Inc. (home to Sidekick COO and The VA Studio) and creator of Scale Society and The Advisory Board, is a mentor, Fractional COO  and growth strategist. She specializes in helping overworked, overwhelmed, multi-hatted entrepreneurs become the CEOs of sustainably scalable, and powerfully profitable businesses. 

After helping local businesses thrive, and receiving accolades in her community (like the 40 Under 40 award) Sandra turned her attention to the world of online service providers, and her clients include familiar names like Chanti Zak, Tarzan Kay, and Laura Belgray.

In her (efficiently used) spare time, she teaches others how to build and grow their own 6-figure virtual assistant practices and is on a mission to create a million jobs by helping her clients and students scale their businesses.

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