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name of Jesus was doing with men, how this power was transforming their lives.”5And go to work he did. Freeman compressed four full time careers into his life of 67 years. He was an educator (teaching journalism at Columbia University), a historian and biographer, broadcaster (he had a daily commentary on Richmond radio stations for a number of years), and served as editor of The Richmond News Leader. Freeman first became editor of the News Leader at the age of 29, directing the news department and helping to manage the business aspect of the paper as well. In just seven years under the Freeman’s leadership, the paper’s circulation exploded from 22,000 to 47,000. His editorials and morning radio broadcasts became a necessary staple in the morning diet of thousands of Virginians. The newspaper continued to prosper under Freeman and on July 24, 1924, the News Leader moved into a new building in downtown Richmond. Freeman led the staff into the new building and had them all bow in prayer to dedicate the paper’s new home. How did he accomplish all of this? One word: discipline. For many years, Freeman adhered to a time management system that is legendary in order to accomplish his monumental workload: 22
CHRISTIAN BUSINESS LEGENDS 2:20 A.M. Awake. 2:20-2:44 Dress, shave, devotional. 2:45-3:08 Prepare and eat breakfast, walk to car. 3:08-3:25 Drive to Richmond News Leader office & 3:25-3:29 Park, walk into building, up to office. 3:30 At desk, Associated Press wires in hand. 3:31-7:58 Read wire dispatches and morning paper, write editorials, mark items for index. 7:58-8:00 Walk to WRNL radio. 8:00-8:15 Broadcast. 8:15-8:17 Walk back to office. 8:17-8:32 Morning staff meeting. 8:32-11:58 Attend to duties of editor. Answer mail, receive visitors, attend meetings, check first edition of paper, block and set editorials. (In later years, Freeman sometimes took a brief nap at 11:00 A.M.) 11:58-12:00 Walk to WRNL radio. 12:00-12:15 Broadcast. 12:15-12:17 Walk back to office. 12:17-12:30 Complete last details of day and prepare for next day. Walk to car. 12:30-12:47 Drive home. 12:48-2:00 Lunch with Mrs. Freeman, work in the garden, walk the grounds. A less structured time. 2:00-2:30 Nap. (Sometimes the nap would last only 15 minutes.) 2:30-6:30 Work in study on historical projects. 6:30-8:45 Dinner; evening with family. 8:45 Retire for the evening.623
CHRISTIAN BUSINESS LEGENDS Life Magazine once assigned two reporters to attempt to follow Freeman on a routine day—they were completely exhausted by noon. He once stated that scraps of time, “may seem so trivial they are not worth saving but the wise use of them may make all the difference between drudgery and happiness, between existence and a career.”7On one occasion he wrote his wife that, “I have promised my God and my conscience that I never shall think that I am entitled to take my ease because of what I have won but that, on the contrary, I shall exert myself the more to be faithful of my trust.” He was so conscious of Paul’s admonition to “redeem the time” that he purchased a ready-knotted bow tie and boasted it saved him 1000 minutes a year! His punctuality was legendary. Freeman’s nephew,

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