We are all searching for ways to find more time. But do you ever get frustrated that it doesn’t seem to work. That as soon as you have put a new time management technique into place, you seem to get that little boost to your day, only to have it disappear just as suddenly?
Ever wonder why? There is a simple reason. Most of us think of time in a line, minute comes after minute, hour after hour.
But what if you could think of time as something that expands or contracts. What if you could think of time as something that gets bigger and gets smaller? Like a rubberband.
So when we improve the way we use time (personally I don’t think you can manage time), we stretch the rubber band out. We expand it time, we ‘create’ time from our list of to dos.
And, when we implement a new way to use or leverage our time, we expand the amount of time we have left over, like stretching the rubberband.
The reason why our efforts to improve our time management skills only briefly work? Because we don’t have anything in place to hold the expanded time, we let it collapse. And any good rubber band, will just snap right back in place. Sometimes painfully.
Simple enough? So the real question is, how to we leverage the expanded time to our advantage? Simple, you put something in place to hold it.
Most of us stop at just trying to get more time. The key is to have a plan for the time you will create, before you create it. When you have a plan, even when you just plan to give it an empty container, that is when you make all of those time management techniques work for you. That is when you can start to leverage your time.
When I start to work with my clients, the first course of action we take is to develop their 90-Day Success Creation Plan, but the second step we take is to create and expand their time. What we put into the container comes from the 90-Day Success Creation Plan and is completely based upon my client. So imagine, what would you put into your container?
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