People aren’t as guilty of wasting their own time as they are of allowing other people to.
I took on a fascination with planning after years of avoiding my mom’s advice of writing things down in the ever so trusty planner she bought me, without fail, every year since graduating high school.
I learned that things just flowed better for me if I had it written down.
However, even with writing it down, I had to adjust my life and schedule to find time to do the things on the list!
You know those list you write and still don’t get the items done.
I soon learned that prioritizing my time was also a huge part of smashing my goals.
When I listen to entrepreneurs who struggle to accomplish goals or put things in place that allow them greatness for the future, one of the main things I find is the habit of not knowing what to exchange when using their time wisely.
Did you know, for every new thing you want to merge into your life or business, there is an exchange that must be made!
Like, you have to move something around or get rid of it all together. (bummer)
And surprisingly enough, entrepreneurs don’t just struggle with what to exchange as it relates to their time, but allowing other people to waste their time is a huge part too!
When you are set on creating the lifestyle and business that you love you really have to begin evaluating what you do with your time. Some good opportunities are not always great for your specific destiny.
When you’re focused on having more for your family, providing, being comfortable with your finances, not just hit or miss, you must learn to protect your time.
Decide what conversations and events are time busters and which really impact your business and life in a way that’s actually rewarding!
Be more deliberate and intentional about the events you agree to.
Is your ideal customer there, does it allow you to make future connections for your business, do you maximize your time while there?
Take time to evaluate some of the things that are stealing your time.
Time is the one thing that we can’t get back.
Over and over again, if not careful, the habit of passing the same things over each year to our list becomes routine!
If you really are looking for change, as you move forward and progress from 2017 to 2018 protect your time.
Here’s are some things to consider as it relates to time management!
- Evaluate what you’re doing with your time and how you’re allowing other people to waste it. It’s often a huge overlooked part of the process of figuring out how to find time to implement what’s needed to move forward.
You know, the unexpected phone calls from people who, if honest, the information can wait!
The people who make their urgency your emergency.
At the end of the year, you simply wonder, “Where did time go?”
I call those triggers. Things that throw you off of your flow and distract you from being productive.
I do an exercise in a few of my private coaching courses that help my clients really become aware of those triggers.
- Triggers can be people, places, or things we allow to enter our flow and distract us, slow us down, or move us off the path to destiny!
Even people with good intentions can be a trigger. Their timing is just not right for you.
It’s not always easy having to tell people, “I’ll call you later”, or, “These are my work hours, a more convenient time to talk would be…” Especially if it’s family!
You have to own your time.
There are things we allow into our lives that are simply out of synch with destiny plans.
Find clarity and grasp a level of awareness of where you really want to head.
Get flat-footed and centered on the things that are most important in your life… that is really going to help you create the business and the lifestyle that you love.
Valuing your time is going to be one of your best moves!
Time busters are also
- Working on the nonproductive task in business,
- constantly tweaking the website,
- constantly searching for new information without implementing,
- binging on social media
So many things we overlook that we can exchange in order to get to next level!
Learn what your time busters are!
What can you get firm about and make an exchange that will give you time to do the necessary.
Make a conscious effort to measure what you do with your time over the next week.
Then look to see where there are things that you can eliminate or shift til later while you work on things needed in your business that will help you smash your goals for 2018!
The sacrifices you make now will offer you the freedom you desire for later!
Let’s Smash Goals THis Year.
Success On Purpose