Time – Don’t let the bank steal it!

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a bank account into which everyday at midnight £86,400 was deposited, for you to do with as you wish. However if you don’t use it you lose it, the account does not have the ability to carry over a balance from day to day. Every evening the bank automatically empties your account of anything you have failed to spend during the day, so you can’t save and accumulate it

What would you do?

Your account with the Time Bank

Each of us has such an account registered in our name, with the Time Bank. On the stroke of midnight everyday without fail our account is credited with 86,400 seconds. Just as regularly, every night whatever you have failed to invest for good purpose, is written off, never to be recovered as there is no facility to carry over balances.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, you have to accept the loss. There is no compensation scheme or claims process, to try to get your deposit back and you cannot arrange an overdraft in order to make withdrawals against the “tomorrow”

You must live in the present and on whatever you have in today’s account. Learning to invest wisely so that you get the highest levels of healthiness, happiness, and success!

Your account with the Time Bank is called a clock and it is emptying all the time. The clock is running. Make the most of today.

The Value of Time

To understand the value of ONE YEAR, speak to the student who failed an Exam.

To understand the value of ONE MONTH, find a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

To understand the value of ONE WEEK, speak to the editor of a weekly newspaper about deadlines.

To understand the value of ONE HOUR, talk to the for the lovers who are waiting for their service partners to return from a operational tour of duty overseas.

To understand the value of ONE MINUTE, have a conversation with the person who arrived at the station to see their train just pulling away.

To understand the value of ONE SECOND, speak to the person who has recently narrowly avoided a serious accident.

To understand the value of ONE MILLISECOND, look through the tears of the athlete who has just won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Attempt to enjoy every moment you have! And when possible make the most of it by sharing it with someone special enough to spend your time on.

And remember that time will not wait for you or anyone else, the clock is always ticking
Yesterday is history, (and we can do nothing about it).
Tomorrow is the future, (and we can’t accurately forecast it).
Today is a gift, (and that is why it’s called the present!)

Till next Time

The Time Doctor – Mike Gardner


Mike Gardner aka ‘The Time Doctor’ and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s leading Time Management and productivity specialists. As well as being regularly featured in both online and off-line media outlets around the world, he is the author of the best selling time management book, Business Owners: Your Family Misses You. He regularly speaks on topics that are congruent with his mission of helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst still balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, a Dad to Neil & Emma, a hubby to Wendy and in his role as an Officer with the reserve forces, he has completed operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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