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Fact: Take spare change out of your pocket every night and put it in a child's piggy bank. At end of a year you will have at least a hundred dollars to spend as you wish.
Now take this same principle and discover huge payoff in "spare change" time you've been wasting all these years.
How often do you sit in front of your computer and wait?
Everyone waits for computer to reboot, restart, unlock, "scandisk", "defrag", finish printing, download a file from Internet or generally accomplish tasks that have you sitting twiddling your thumbs for at least 60 to 90 seconds or more.
The shocking truth is that those one, two and three minute nuggets of time contain seeds for accomplishing all tasks you never seem to have enough minutes in day to finish.
Computers represent a double-edged sword. On one hand, they are supposed to save us time by efficiently helping us with big tasks such as balancing our checkbooks, running our businesses, and doing our taxes.
In reality, it seems time computers save you gets sucked right back up in time-consuming tasks such as installing software, scanning for viruses and waiting for computer to restart!
Think about spare change in piggy bank example. Now use that same principle to your advantage by developing an awareness of how you spend your "pocket change" time in front of computer every day.
Small bits of wasted time add up quickly over course of a day, week, year - all of it in 2 to 3 minute increments. Fifteen wasted minutes a day equals well over 1 ½ productive weeks wasted per year!