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How are you using your 10,080?
By Kaylus Horton, Path™ Coach
Apr 14, 2010 - 10:53:32 PM

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As the opening of a presentation the presenter asked the participants if they knew the significance of the number 10,080.  About after the third incorrect response the answer was revealed. The number 10,080 is the number of minutes in a week, the presenter then asked: how are you using your 10,080? (pronounced 10 80)     

10,080 equate to minutes; minutes equate to time, a commodity that is non-transferable, non-refundable and perishable.  Interestingly, the “clock” restarts at many intervals; after every seventh day with 10,080 minutes, after every day with 1,440 minutes and after every hour with 60 minutes.  Imagine life, if people were fined $1.00 for every minute that was ineffectively used? Wouldn’t you agree that $1,440.00 or $10,800.00 would be hefty daily and weekly fines, respectively?  

John C. Maxwell in his series Read Leadership: Equipping 101, states that a successful leader is disciplined, always seeks growth, always strives for improvement, and maximizes the use of their time.  The author suggests that in order to become a disciplined leader one must:  

      • Set specific long- and short term goals
      • Plan for achieving those goals
      • Pursue and work toward accomplishing those goals

Leaders in the workplace should be mindful that subordinate associates are inspired by leaders who demonstrate and model what they themselves expect from others. Leading and disciplining others dictates that one must first master leading and self-disciplining themselves.  A comic joked that no one seeks weight loss advice from a weight loss counselor who is obese, and definitely no one acts on money management tips from an accountant who is neck deep in debt.  

Dear Leader, how are you using your 10,080? 

Recommended readings:  

Real Leadership: The 101 Collection – Relationships, Equipping, Attitude and Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Seven Minute Difference, Small Steps to Big Changes by Allyson Lewis

Copyright @ 2010 Kaylus Horton 

If you or your workplace would benefit from coaching or workshop facilitation in relation to this article or otherwise, please contact me, Kaylus at coaching@renaissancebahamas. com or call me at + 242 376 7215 and let us dialog about how best to serve your agenda.  Specialties for the Workplace include, mission and vision statement composition, priorities and values, strategic planning and goal setting, job task alignment with associate personalities and competencies, increased excitement and productivity, improved balance and support. 

Kaylus Horton is a Path™ Coach, who facilitates learning and discovery for focus, balance and productivity.  For more information about Kaylus and her coaching services visit www.renaissancebahamas.com

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