For so many of us, time is one of the biggest stressors in our lives because we feel that no matter what we do, there are just not enough hours in the day. But if you have not been intentional about planning your time, you are likely in a state of reaction, which only compounds the feeling of chasing the clock. In today’s episode, Chris walks us through how to think about our time differently. While you probably think that you should pencil work in and make everything else fit around that, Chris’s approach is the complete opposite. Life is not about working yourself to the bone; it is about spending time with those you love doing what you love. We hear about how to start with your priorities, like sleep, a morning routine, socializing, and time off, before even thinking about adding work to your day. Taking a step back to take stock of how you spend your time will undoubtedly have a huge impact on your personal and professional life!
Key Points From This Episode:
– One of the best quotes Chris has ever heard about time.
– What it means to audit your time and why this is a helpful first step.
– Most of the high achievers in the world have a solid morning routine.
– When you sacrifice time with loved ones, you sacrifice love.
– First, take care of the foundational things in your calendar before you make time for work.
– The approach you should take when you block out your work.
– Your 20% most important effort probably only consists of one to five tasks.
– The value of experimenting with your white space.
– You can design your calendar to suit your needs and energy.
“The entire point here is to be able to change how you see your time, how you treat your time, and how you make decisions about your T-I-M-E.” — Chris Goodman [0:02:15]
“Experiment with how much white space you can actually leave on your calendar.” — Chris Goodman [0:17:33]
“Take the time to assess the decisions about your time and let’s see what that changes in your life.” — Chris Goodman [0:20:12]
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