How would you feel if I gave you a million dollars and then you found yourself a flat broke only a year later? That’s the feeling I have when I feel like I wasted time. This is why I have put so much time and energy into my time management.
You have heard many mentions of the time management workshop I host. This workshop is broken down into three key areas, prioritizing, scheduling and tracking.
For me prioritizing is narrowed down to the big four, Me, Family & Friends, My End Goals and Now. It’s a bold plan that may not work for everyone.
Me first is somewhat selfish but I feel strongly that this is one place you do need to start thinking about yourself first. My passion and my goals are all centered around helping others, but how good of a job of that am I going to do if I am not in the mental and physical shape to do it? You have to take care of and love yourself first if you want to do a better job of taking care and loving others.
No matter how great of shape you are in, no matter how much money you make, your not going to be happy if you don’t have other people in your life to share it with. You have to make time to work on these relationships too.
I worry more about the next thirty or forty years and less about today, probably too much. I see a lot of people though that focus so much on solving today’s problems that they never have time to work on their future. Which way do you lean? Finding that balance can be tough but I’m convinced that if you don’t prioritize and schedule time to work on things that will help you future you are more likely to end up with a future your not happy with.
How do you know if your managing your time well or not? How do you identify what is a waste of time? How do you know just how much time to invest and schedule for all of the things on your list? You can’t answer these questions unless you have some type of system in place in which track it right? You can’t analyze your data without data! Pretty self-explanatory but the majority of people I have worked with don’t do it so this a big part of what we cover and help put in place for them.
Merry Christmas and enjoy your time.