Spring Forward, Fall Back
Think back to how you’ve spent the hours in your life that you’ve accumulated “falling back.”
How many have there been?
Daylight Savings Time actually started in 1918 but for me, there have been 45. While I didn’t have much control over the first few when I was an infant and a young toddler, I have had control of the ones since I’ve been an adult.
And probably much like you and 99% of the world, how did I spend the precious gift of an hour?
I was sleeping.
Of course it’s easy to think that because this “time change” officially occurs at 2am on the given date established by US Government each year, we can’t really do much with it.
Imagine if at 1:59am on the day the clocks fell back you could store those hours that were magically re-wound in some sort of time bank.
Would you trade some of those hours you have “fallen back asleep” with…
… for another day with a loved one you have lost? Who would it be and what would you do, talk about, ask or say?
… to rewind some of your decision to see (insert bad movie here) or do something silly you might regret?
… to hear your favorite band play a few more encores?
… so you could play a few more holes after a good day on the golf course?
… for a chance to go back and tell your children something important that you might have forgotten to say that would help them later in their life?
Just imagine if you would have spent a few of those hours in ultra-focused prospecting efforts, securing 2 – 3 appointments that would have resulted in 1-2 clients that would have resulted in 1 closed deal. That’s 24 hours of lead generation resulting in 72 appointments leading to 36 clients who could bring 18 closed deals or more.
What’s your average commission check on every closed deal?
Could you and your family find something to do with that money?
Or…I guess you could just roll over and sleep for another hour.
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