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Twice As Much

By: Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

I take Time Management very seriously. I have conducted over 2,000 presentations as a professional speaker on Time Management over the last twenty years to over 100,000 people. But a good laugh now and then is as important as our serious side. So, I have accumulated some of the most offbeat Time Management tips for you to get twice as much done. I know you’ll get a chuckle or two from them.

  • Don’t buy an address book and fill it out. Instead, get a copy of the white pages from your local telephone company and cross out the names you don’t need.
  • Support cloning.
  • Watch the television program “60 Minutes” in half an hour.
  • Always use twice as much grass seed as the directions call for and grow twice the grass.
  • Always order a double martini.
  • Use a large scrub brush to brush your teeth.
  • Shower for twice as much time on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and you can skip Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Catch two colds at a time and take only half the sick days.
  • Go to bed dressed, ready to start your next day.
  • Keep one eye closed during the day and you’ll only have to sleep half as much time.
  • Have twins.
  • Ski downhill twice as fast as you are used to and get it over with in half the time.
  • Buy Double-Mint gum.
  • Only go out on a double date.
  • Listen to your politicians and learn how to be better at double talk.
  • At the beach, roll across the sand and tan your front and back at the same time.
  • When angry, slam the door twice so you won’t have to do it the next time you get angry.
  • Only look at every other word and read twice as fast.
  • I know cookies should be baked at 350 degrees, but try cooking them at 700 degrees in half the time.
  • Pack twice as much as you need when traveling.
  • Play your CD’s and DVD’s in the Fast Forward mode.
  • Eat your dessert while eating your main course.
  • When writing, always use both hands at the same time.
  • Have a double set of speakers for your sound system and you will listen to twice as much.
  • On rainy days, leave the umbrella home and then you can skip your shower the next day.
  • If you are a golfer, hit two balls at the same time.
  • When you make a big mistake, be sure to have two excuses why you goofed, to get you out of trouble twice as fast.
  • At a birthday party, leave off singing the second half of the “Happy Birthday” song.
  • Fish with two poles.
  • Cut off half the buttons on your shirts and blouses and you will be able to button what’s left in half the time.
  • Bet on the Daily Double.
  • Dig a hole with two shovels.
  • Use two bars of soap when you wash and get it done in half the time.
  • Always wear a sweater so you don’t have to spend time looking for one when you really need one.
  • Tip 30% rather than 15% at the restaurant and enjoy twice the service.

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Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

Certified Executive Coach, Consultant and Trainer
Author, “Organizing Your Life” and “The Productivity Handbook”
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August 23, 2018 

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