All this and more in today’s article.
We’re in a fairly new world here. Never before have we had so much distraction in our everyday lives. So much opportunity, conversation, information all at once.
What ONE CHANGE did I make to immediately increase my peace, productivity and satisfaction?
I used to be really good at time management until I published my book and started my blog. Suddenly I launched myself into a new wonderland of inspiring people (yes, you guys!) and all that fabulous information coming at me.
I wanted to interact with everyone and read and watch everything NOW.
All at the same time preferably.
Do you get that dissatisfied underachieving feeling? Where you can’t really pinpoint completing any one thing that will give you a big leap forward.
You feel the pressure to achieve those vital goals – you badly want to – but you’re too distracted.
“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” Henry David Thoreau
Too Distracted to Know You’re Distracted?
The buzz was keeping me too distracted to even realize I was distracted. No wonder. Have you found that? Recently I woke up and decided it was time (ha ha) to take control.
Others Benefit When I Get My Job Done
If I’m spinning my wheels I am not helping me and I am not helping you. This will be the same issue for you – in many ways.
My passion is to liberate as many people as I can to live life on their own terms – so they can take themselves into an exciting life, an extra-ordinary life. A life they love, where they can’t wait to start the day.
I do that by being proactive and focused, not reactive.
It’s Easy – Just Decide to Do it
As I say in my book, once you decide to do something you don’t have to know how you’ll do it, just decide you will do it – have the intention.
You will find yourself moving into the answers. For me nowadays my answers arrive at lightening speed, as in this case. It’s a great way to live.
Time management is a convoluted topic, and so individual. Today, I am giving you some clues to find your own answers. You can solve this dilemma.
My Answer #1
First Tim Ferris’ book The 4-Hour Work Week was being discussed in one of my circles – of course I’d heard of it but my reading list was already loooong. (always is). I decided to read it. Glad I did. If you haven’t already, read it.
Lots of interesting truly workable ideas – I especially enjoyed the time management ones.
My Answer #2
Then a few weeks ago I discovered this MAGIC video featuring Tony Schwartz titled The Myths of the Overworked Creative, but I only watched it this week.
It would seem many people believe they get more done with less sleep. Wrongo.
It’s an inspiring video that sets you straight about how to get your job done and find peace at the same time.
“To do two things at once is to do neither. ” Publilius Syrus