The best way to maximize your time is with one simple question. What is the most important thing I could be doing with my time right now to get me closer to my goals? This is a powerful question to ask when your schedule opens up or an appointment cancels. This is a great question to ask at the completion of one task and before the start of another. This is a great thought to hold when employees and/or coworkers want to interupt you. It is also very useful to ask it first thing in the morning before you start your day.
Now we are making one really important assumption and that is that you have very clear, well defined goals. If you do, this makes our question powerful and life changing all at the same time.
Try this for the next 30 days and you will be amazed at how simple it is and how powerful it is in moving you closer to accomplishing your goals.