Alvis thinks that time spent in caring for others is a rewarding investment and harvesting love. For a “homely” family man like him, time is not just a moneymaking tool. He will make conscious effort to strike a balance between career and family, working hard yet not neglecting the quality time with his loved ones.
CONCEPT OF “TIME”
Alvis is not much different with other working adults, he uses the first working hour to check email and reply clients. Having been 4 years in the sales & marketing line, he believes that scheduling and planning at the beginning of the day increase productivity & efficiency in servicing the clients and advancing the business.
Hence, the first working hour is used to respond to his high-traffic emails, which is approximately 60 mails daily. He will sort out the mails’ priority and respond accordingly. For some urgent matters, he will call the client at once to communicate the situation and provide solutions. After replying emails, he will proceed to making appointments with clients and do follow-up.
EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM
Despite busy with work, Alvis thinks that personal time and space is essential. It has been a habit for him to wake up at 5am every morning to study bible, pray, just to be still and work on spiritual growth.
Though to wake up at such early hour is no fun for busy city life, but he highly values this as “First Fruit of the Day” in order to start the day positively with energy. As everyone is given 24 hours a day, we are all responsible for the way we should spend it. For him, sleeping too much or wake up late is a waste of time. That is why he’d rather be an early bird to accomplish as many tasks as possible.
EVALUATE OUR ABILITLY
Evaluating our ability in handling the task helps time management, too. Alvis thinks that if he is able to do the task, he should take it up and do it himself. Otherwise, he should find help and allocate the task. Sometimes, we are struggling and burning up time in approaching unfamiliar matter and wandering around, while we could have sought the right source or refer to the right person and save more time.
Apart from that, we cannot just catch the tasks and swallow one by one as they come. We should digest and evaluate whether it is an urgent or important matter, so that we don’t get carried away. For example, eating is important but not urgent, yet we need to eat. The trees in your Facebook game is dying and need water urgently, yet it is not important.
When comes to working with computer, Alvis was once distracted by “Pop-up Notifications”
TIME COMES WITH GOAL
We could find plenty of time when we know where we want to go. It is the same with making time for a date with the person we love despite our busy schedule. When the thing is important enough for us, we can definitely break the time barrier.
As a conclusion, Alvis encouraged us to start from small. Be faithful with little till we are ready to manage more. Time is not just money for him, but a well-managed time multiplies fruits and accomplishes things that are more than money can buy.