We all hear about the average cost of a new home?
What goes through your mind when you hear this information?
Does it have one bit of relevance to you? What really matters to us is what does a home cost or sell for in the region where we live! Or what does a home cost or sell for in the region where we are moving to? These are the reference points we really care about, not the average.
Further is – there is no context – what size and style home is the reference point for this statement about the average?
If you are a regular subscriber – (if you are not, you may subscribe for no cost here) – you are accustomed to my getting to the point a little sideways at times.
Do you know the amount of time, on average, people are spending…
- In the USA on the internet in 2018 each week the average adult is spending over 24 hours of their time, on the internet
- In 2018, Globally the amount of time the average adult spends on social media, a report from Global/Webindex states, is nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes AND in the age group of 16 to 24 year olds it is approximately 3 hours a day.
- Based upon the data trends over the previous four years these numbers will become significantly higher in 2019.
Now since we have already established that we do not care too much about the word average and the factoids thrown around utilizing the word average to represent something which is really about nothing we actually care about…
How much time do you spend each day
- on the internet?
- on social media?
More importantly – for what specific purpose?
If you do not know the answer here is one single item each person should consider doing for the next two or three or even four weeks.
Either in a spreadsheet or a pad of paper five columns labeled at the top –
Personal – Business – Other – Minutes – Date
Keep track of your time on the internet. One spreadsheet or page.
Keep track of you time on social media. One spreadsheet or page.
Now let’s gather up the results at the end of each seven day period.
What do you think these results are telling you about you and your use of your time?
Becky Quick on CNBC’s Squawk Box, said on Thursday morning, in reference to this viral App where your facial image is then turned into the older version of you or the younger version of you –
“I am just so amazed at the amount of time we all will spend doing stupid stuff. It’s like we just want to find stupid stuff to do with our time.”
Think about the results you have after a week or two or three of tracking your time online and on social media.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business. Are you interested in having Mitch speak at your company or event – click here?