A colleague and friend, Machen MacDonald, was telling me his book was #3 on Amazon today. The goal, of course, is to get in the #1 position. The title, The Power of Coaching: Managing the TIME of Your Life, names one of the biggest issues that comes up for my clients (go get it on Amazon!). How they use their time.
Most people feel a lack of time, pressure by time and late to the game. All of these feelings are through the perspective of lack. Time is multi-demisional but we usually see it as linear then we get all buggered up. We try to control time or use it as a measuring stick to see how many tasks we can complete. Then we wonder why we don't have a solution to creating balance in our lives. The solution to being in balance begins with changing your perception of time.
You are the decision maker and you are in control of how you spend your time. If you think that so-so is taking your time and you don't like it, stop giving them your time. You are always the one that say yes or no. Even as an employee, you are deciding how you want to spend your time.
Focusing in the present time also works wonders. If I'm sitting here writing this and also talking on the phone, I won't be enjoying either action. My energy is being split. Multi-tasking only works with certain things, know which things serve you best. As a genral rule, one thing at a time gets the job done better, faster and with the most joy.