You can convince yourself that the reason you’re not the best in your industry is because you don’t have as many employees as the other guys. That may be true also.
You can even try to explain to those around you that if you had gone to this school or that, or if you had only acted upon your gut way back when, you would be ahead of the game right now. Again, this might be accurate.
The one thing you cannot hide behind, however, is lack of hours in the day. You are given the same as everybody else. In this area, nobody can out pace you or buy more than you, we all work with the same 24 hour clock. It’s what you do with that time that is important. I’m telling you this because it’s something I have to remind myself of almost every single day…I am bombarded by emails, phone calls, content calendars, sweepstakes rules, legal department hurdles, Facebook advertising optimization and a hundred other things every day. When you add to it the fact that I actually like spending time with my family at home (yes, all four kids), I realize that it would be very easy each and every day to complain that I don’t have enough time.
That’s a ridiculous complaint, however. I do have enough time, I have just as much as you do, and my competitors have just as much as all of us. Instead of praying for a 28 hour day, it’s time to accept the fact that we all need to work with 24 hours; so more isn’t the answers, but efficiency and prioritization are. It may be time for you to make a “time budget”.