I wear many hats in my life — business owner, real estate investor, and most importantly, father. As a result, it’s not uncommon for people to ask my opinion on “time management” as well as how I get so much done…
In all honesty, I don’t like the term “time management.” It implies that some force — other than myself — determines my productivity, which simply isn’t true…
Furthermore, it is not true for you either.
For this reason, I want to flip the script and start referring to the idea as “controlling time.”
If that makes you uncomfortable at the moment, don’t worry. I’m going to share with you the three steps to start mastering your schedule.
3 Tips for Changing Time “Management” to MASTERY
As I previously mentioned, I don’t want to manage any area of my life.
I WANT TO BE IN FULL CONTROL.
That is the only way you can be truly successful in any activity.
Because of this, I developed these three steps you can take right away to help you get more done in less time.
1. Take out the Trash
First of all, you don’t need me to tell you this, but I am going to repeat it anyway…
STOP ALL ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE NO POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOUR SUCCESS.
So quit the partying, staying up late, or binge-watching TV.
Once you do, you’ll notice how many extra hours in a day you have.
Now, we’ll move on to the next order of business…
2. Get Your Priorities Right
The great Mark Twain said, “To change your life, you need to change your priorities.” There is definitely something to that statement.
These are some of the questions I ask myself when organizing my priorities:
- Can I get funding for this venture right now?
- Will this take care of me and my family?
- How can this add value to my brand, relationships, etc.?
Additionally, I want you to pay attention to what fires you need to put out NOW.
If your marriage is strained, you may have to prioritize some quality conversations. If your business is losing money, birthday gifts may have to be on hold.
Make an honest assessment of your priorities and take action on them right away.
However, there is one last step to really multiply how much time you have…
3. Divide and Conquer
Of all these steps, I wish I had taken advantage of this one earlier…
Building a strong team that you can trust puts you in the position to cover more ground.
If you are just starting out or are a solopreneur, this doesn’t necessarily mean hiring people right away either.
Often, you can just get your spouse on the same page and hand off some of the family responsibilities.
It depends on your role, but move things around so you can perform that function the best. Afterwards, delegate the rest.
Final Thoughts on Controlling Time — Not “Managing” It
To conclude, there is something that I noticed about people who complain about “time management” and “money management.” They haven’t studied either, and it affects their ability to control both…
With this in mind, I have built out a program I call The Unbreakable Challenge. I am going to walk you through the fundamentals to hit ALL your goals in 2023 — and make it the best year yet.
Until then, control your time to be great,
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