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Time to be a Success in Business and Life

How do you and time get along with each other? The meaning of this question is do you schedule your day around the projects, phone calls and appointments with time limits? Or do you just let your day run on its own?

When you have a meeting with someone, or you are attending a networking event or function, are you the one who arrives early, on time, a bit late, or you completely forget about the meeting or event until the next day? These are real categories based upon actual admissions from new clients. Which category do you most often fit?

In the process of planning and striving to grow a business built for success, do you set a time and date as a deadline for you and your team to aim for in order to complete a project?  You may have heard me previously ask you to examine  larger companies and organizations to learn from them. Learn from their positive methods and their mistakes.

Some years ago when IBM began their consulting practice arm of their business, do you think they just decided, “Okay, let’s just try this consulting stuff and see how it goes?” Or do you think IBM determined where they were going to achieve consulting business and then set time and date parameters in order to be able to measure their progress? Today, years later, the consulting side of IBM is their highest revenue producing part of the company.

In your business the setting of a time and a date are critical to getting anything done. This is the way to build one project completion with another project starting, which is dependent upon the first one being completed. The ability for your team and you to be able to point to a date and a time is the way to energize people to put in the effort, implement, test, and complete what work is necessary to achieve the completion on time.

Time is a tool. Time will keep on going. Time is a constant. Time utilized correctly adds accountability and the ability to measure to the equation. In the bigger picture and the larger vision, the element of time will excite and inspire people. Which statement would interest you more?

“We will become the premier provider of…in the next 12 months!”


“Someday we will become the top provider of…maybe even in five years or so.”

Spend the time to create a relationship with time. Time should become your friend. Do this right now. Calendar in the following and confirm these appointments –

1.  If you are married, schedule a date and a time for a night out, one night each week, in the next four weeks just the two of you. No business calls or checking email. If you are not married, substitute with your girlfriend or boyfriend.

2. If you have parents, schedule a date and a time to visit with them. One day they will be gone and you will wish you did this more often.

3. If you have children, whatever age they are, schedule a date and a time to speak with them on the phone or meet with them if they are nearby, or to play with them if they are younger and at home. No business, no phone calls. This time is for just you and your child, without any distractions.

4. Get into the habit of doing 1, 2, and 3 more often. Now run your business the same way.

Ready to incorporate time into your success plan for your business and your life, contact Mitch Tublin today. Email info@mitchtublin.com or call 877-907-8223.



  1. Great tips about time management and how that feeds into relationships, both personal and business.

  2. Mitch – this is great because time can so often get away from us! I love that you say time should become our friend. I also love that you talk about making time for family.

  3. Hi Mitch,

    Assigning time and scheduling goal milestones is a great strategy. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Thanks for the great article – so true that setting a date and time actually helps get things accomplished!

  5. You are singing my song! Time is my friend, and and my super power is bending it to suit my needs. People wonder how on earth I get so much done in short amounts of time.

    Scheduling and focus are just two of the tactics.

  6. Time management is one thing you can’t afford to not master as it affects everything – personal and business-wise. After all, there are only 24 hours a day, what you do with those hours is what sets you apart.

    Jennifer Bourn, Bourn Creative

  7. What a great post, Mitch! My absolute favorite part of running a business is to be able to run it around my life and family (not the other way around). Still, being in business requires work, focus and determination. Calendar and egg timer are my best friends that accompany me on a daily basis 😉

    Silvia Pencak, The Online Business Strategist

  8. My calendar is my “best friend,” my best productivity tool. It sets up my framework and frames my priorities. It is not set in stone, but if something comes up, things get MOVED, NOT deleted. XO, Katherine.