Are you spending your time wisely?
Freedom of Time.
Time is the most valuable asset anyone has. Throughout my entrepreneurial journey I’ve been getting better at using my time wisely and getting more of the right things done. At the start I was in hustle mode. 24/7. I felt like this was the only way to accomplish my goal of building a successful business. The number of hours I worked became a badge of honor. I quickly learned that the strategy of working harder not smarter was not sustainable. I first had to take a time out and think.
As Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
Once I did a lot of self assessment and really discovered my Unique Ability®, I was able to spend my time working on only those things I am truly great at and love. This sounds great but I’m sure you’re wondering who does all the things that still need to get done but are not my unique ability? The short answer is surround yourself with great people who you can delegate to and stop doing things that are just busy work and actually are not important at all. A book I am reading now is Essentialism by Greg McKeown, a great book on the same subject. Like anything the first step is to be aware of your current mindset.
Where are you on the journey to freedom of time?
On a scale of 1 to 12 (1 = no freedom, 12 = complete freedom)
1,2,3: You feel completely overwhelmed with your schedule and never have enough time for family or hobbies. You can’t keep up.
4,5,6: Your schedule is exhausting. You feel that you need to keep going to satisfy your obligations and are hoping that things will calm down.
7,8,9: You wear your work hours like a badge of honor. You know that you’ll be rewarded for your effort at some point in the future.
10,11,12: You have plenty of time to accomplish everything you want to accomplish. You have time to pursue passions. Go to The Freedom Journey ™ to start improving your freedom of location, time, money, relationships, future, team, risk, and energy. I’d like to leave you with 3 things to take action on:
- Get a good amount of sleep
- Write down 3 things per day related to accomplishing your 90 day goal
- Take time for Clarity BreaksTM
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