Posted by: changholt | October 31, 2020

Success tip – TIME is MONEY. “Fall time” is here!

Time is Money, and time changes can effect everyone around the world!

It’s crazy clock changing time here in the United State, which drives our international partners nuts as we all try and figure out what time it is throughout the world.

When doing international business, communication is critical, and timing of that communication is equally important.   Does your overseas coworker, client, or supplier follow daylight savings? You don’t want to miss a critical call because of a time change, and really you don’t want to wake someone up early in the morning because of a time change either.

On Sunday, November 1st almost all states in the US, and ~ 80 other countries (can you believe it), will “fall back” one hour, as they set their clock back ending our daylight savings time.  What is Daylight savings? We essentially traded one hour of light in the evening for an extra hour in the morning.

I personally like it in the spring because we get more daylight and with more daylight we get more done (work, play, etc. …. and more daylight seems to make people happier). With more time to work, there is more time to earn money; and when we get off work there is even more time to spend with your family or friends doing what you love. This often means going out and spending more money. Thus spurring the economy forward. However, we are now losing an hour ;-( and ending daylight savings.

A word of caution,  not everyone follows daylight savings time. For example, China only has one time zone for the entire country and they don’t follow daylight savings time (either does Russia, India or Japan). Even in the US, Arizona, Hawaii and the US territories don’t follow daylight savings time (same country different practice…. that’s why it’s so confusing).

Regardless of your feelings of daylight savings time just be aware of the changes so you are not surprised or you don’t surprise someone else by showing up an our early! (we lose sunlight but gain but gain an hour in the mornings … so, morning people love this!)


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