What is the most valuable thing that everyone has? Is it money or wealth? How about material possessions? Or, is it love or friendship? There is no wrong answer here, folks. But I want you to ponder one item that is irreplaceable and without it, you couldn’t have anything else. You should sense where I’m going with this blog post, so I’m going to drop a few time management tips to get your next breakthrough.


A common excuse I hear about why people don’t exercise or treat their health as number one priority is time. You may validate that reason and if you do, go on with your bad self. I’m sure you’ve chosen time as your inhibitor, so I won’t stop you in believing it.

What do you do throughout your day? In other words, what do you do in a 24-hour period?

My Issues and Time Management Tips

Here’s a snapshot of my day:

  1. Wake up about 7:00 a.m.
  2. Eat breakfast
  3. Workout
  4. Do my spinal traction (stupid wrestling injuries!)
  5. Write, write, write some more
  6. Eat four to five meals with 2-3 snacks throughout the day
  7. Go to bed at midnight

Time Management Tips: Death by a Thousand Cuts

The list is simply a small glimpse, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t share that I do many other tiny things. Have you ever heard of “Lingchi” or death by a thousand cuts (Google it)? It’s the thousands of small things that eventually kill your day. Here are a few examples of my thousands of tiny cuts:

  1. Playing with my cat at random times
  2. Checking Facebook repeatedly
  3. Checking Twitter, Instagram and email a minimum of three times
  4. Picking on my wife
  5. Playing video games
  6. Reading pointless internet garbage
  7. Watching TV

This list can go on forever!

Final Thoughts on Time Management Tips

Before you use the excuse that you don’t have time to workout, I implore you to analyze your day. Look beyond the essential routine items and focus on what you don’t need!

My great friend and mentor, Jason Bracht sums it up real well in the video below:


Sure, his message is in regards to business, but I believe it applies to most anything in life.

Simply put –


In the meantime, thanks for checking in. I have a favor to ask of you. If you liked what you read, please share it with your friends, family, and complete strangers. Leave a comment on this page – tell me what your distractions are.

Many things aren’t equal but everyone gets the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We make time for what we truly want.

Till later,

 -Dale L. Roberts, One Jacked Monkey, LLC

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