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DontManage-WieldYou may have heard me talk about wielding time if you’re a regular reader or a client. If you haven’t, let me start by saying that there’s a big difference between managing time and wielding it. Since you’re here I would imagine that you’re struggling when it comes to getting things done. You’re running out of day before you run out of things to do. You’re caught up. Caught up in the everyday to-dos and everything that goes along with it, trying to manage family, business and to have a life and time for yourself.

When people are caught up and fed up, their focus shifts to how to make it better, how to get it all done and overall they are looking for a way to “manage time”. The primary challenge with this is that people seek to manage something that doesn’t even exist. Time is a concept; something man created to help him understand and comprehend the physical world as he sees it in his everyday experience. Here you are trying to manage it and it doesn’t exist. This is one reason you struggle. Not only are you caught up, you’re stuck with a perspective that has you think you can control something that’s not real.

Managing time means daily struggle, one size, not so quite fits all solutions, but using them and trying to make them work as best you can because it’s what you’ve got. It means rushing to get things done, and facing challenges like procrastination and multiple interruptions every day without knowing what to do.

So, how to you stop? How to you go from where you are to wielding time? It’s a process that includes shifting your mindset and knowing time is a concept. Start with empowering yourself knowing that you get to create your day. The next step is important. That crucial step is to figure out how you relate to time because productivity is personal. Better yet, dig in deep and discover your Productivity Persona™. Use what you discover to choose a tool that fits you like a glove. Once you have the tool that you’re going to use to serve you on a daily basis, keeping you on track and contributing to your productivity, build your productivity system around it by determining the processes that you need to support you on a regular basis. Detail the steps for the processes in writing. Then figure out who, besides you needs to be part of your system to perform the processes within the system.

In a nutshell, this is your foundation for beginning to make the shift to wielding time™ so that you can get it done. Being in that space of wielding time means that you understand how you personally relate to time; you know what time of day works for you personally and you use it to get to the things on your agenda every day. It means that you’ve taken control; you get to say what time is and you have your personal power back and you’re using it to get it done. Wielding time means freedom, flow and maximum productivity.

To learn more visit www.wieldingtime.com and check out my book, Wielding Time: Taking Back Your Power To Increase Productivity.

 

The First 100 Days


ClockCalendar-GreenIn case you hadn’t noticed, the first quarter of the year came and left fairly quickly and April 10th was the 100 day mark. How did you start your year? Was it with solid goals and a plan to carry them out or with just the thoughts in your head about what you wanted to do? If it’s the latter, honestly, that’s the way that about 92% of people started their year; without any focus and or preparation. How you start your year sets the tone for what happens during the course of it, Even though we’re beyond the 100 day mark, you can do a course correction that changes where you’re going as well as the tone and energy that you operate within.

You’ve had days where you felt as though you got up on the wrong side of the bed or you find yourself saying that you want a “do-over”. Most times you are in that space because you’ve started your day on the wrong note, neglecting to create the space that allowed you to set the tone for your day.  We’ve all been there and we know exactly how that feels and we know exactly how those days go. The same is so with the first 100 days of the year.

If you didn’t start the year with intention and focus, you can use today to refocus and get things on track. Change the tone; shift the energy and create what you want to step into. That means getting focused on laying the ground work for what you want. What characteristics do you have to take on to make things happen?

Think about what you want to create; what feelings do you want to experience?  From there, create your goals…all the details and in writing. No cheating or shortcuts. This is your business and your life we’re talking about here so stop playing games. Commit yourself to what you create and then get your plan in writing with measurable results, milestones and start and finish dates.

Then look for the things that hinder you and hold you back and facing them. What kept you from doing this in the first place? Uncover the gremlins that might hold you back from movement. One of the biggest things that you have to is shift your mindset. Mindset is everything. Engage in practices that will continue to shore you up on a daily basis. You can’t just set course and then expect to be on point every day all day. If you haven’t done this, right now you need to pull out your journal or a sheet of paper and get crackin’.

 

Your Disorganized Mind


Being organized begins with your state of mind, so before you can get organized, you’ve got to shift gears mentally.   To shift gears you have to make a conscious choice about how you want to work. It’s really easy to be clear about what you don’t want or how you don’t want to work.  By nature it’s easier for us to determine what’s “wrong” or what we don’t like about something.  It’s quite another to be clear about what you do want, but necessary if you really want to change a situation.

Of all the things that you were taught when you were young and as you grew into a young adult, you weren’t taught to manage yourself or how to organize our space or our time.  If you’re lucky enough to have some sort of clue as to what to do, then life tends to work better than if you don’t have that clue.  For most, being organized is something that they’ve learned.  You might say “I don’t know how to get organized.” It’s not hard to do and it is possible.  It’s all up to you and your state of mind.

Are you thinking like a disorganized person?  If so, it’s time to shift gears and start to think like an organized person.  What would your life look like if you were organized?  What would it feel like to get through your days being able to get it all done? Get real clear and have a vivid picture of what that looks like.

Then ask yourself why you want to get organized.  Maybe you want to save some time; have time to spend with your family or friends; have time to focus on the money making tasks for your business.  Maybe you want to enjoy that freedom that you know being in business for yourself can give you. Whatever your reason is, allow it to fuel you forward.  Let that be your focus and what drives you.

Once you know why or what your purpose for getting organized is, you can create your foundation and ultimately plan for organizing your space or your time. Your foundation starts with looking at your Productivity Persona™ building your productivity system around that, then creating your plan in writing. Don’t keep it in your head, it will contribute to that disorganized state of mind.  If your Productivity Persona™ reveals that an electronic tool is the right fit for you, get your plan into it and determine the steps that have to happen to accomplish each of your end results.

Making the mindset shift, getting clear about what you want, why you want it and creating a written plan will help you create order in more than one way. Being in action around your plan and your purpose has you operating inside of that space and developing the new habits that you need to get and stay organized so you can do what you love and have time for the things you want.

 


Being organized is a state of mind, so before you can get organized, you’ve got to shift gears mentally.   To shift gears you have to make a conscious choice about how you want to work.

It’s really easy to be clear about what you don’t want or how you don’t want to work.  By nature it’s easier for us to determine what’s “wrong” or what we don’t like about something.  It’s quite another to be clear about what you do want, but necessary if you really want to change a situation.

Of all the things that we are taught when we’re young and as we grow into young adults, we are not taught to manage ourselves or how to organize our space or our time.  If we’re lucky enough to have some sort of clue as to what to do, then life tends to work better than if we don’t have that clue.  For most, being organized is something that we learn.  You might say “I don’t know how to get organized.” and may even believe that it’s just not possible.  I’m here to tell you that it’s not hard to do and that it is possible.  It’s all up to you  and your state of mind.

Your state of mind is where you start.  Where are you?  Are you thinking like a disorganized person?  Shift gears and start to think like an organized person.  What would your life look like if you were organized?  Get real clear and have a vivid picture of what that looks like.

Next ask yourself why you want to get organized.  Maybe you want to save some time; have time to spend with your family or friends; have time to focus on the money making tasks for your business.  Whatever your reason is, allow that reason to fuel you forward.  Let that be your focus and what drives you.

Once you know why or what your purpose for getting organized is, you can create your plan for organizing your space or your time .  What do you want to accomplish; what are your end results and what priority does each have.  Once you know the priorities, you know where to start and in what order to tackle things.  Your plan should also designate the tools that you’ll need to get organized.  When you create your plan, DON’T keep it in your head.  That’s the most dangerous place you can leave it.  When things stay in your head, they don’t become reality.  Get you plan onto paper.  It you prefer an electronic tool, get your plan into it and determine the steps that have to happen to accomplish each of your end results.

Getting clear about what you want, why you want it and creating a prioritized, written plan helps you shift the gears from the disorganized mind set to one of an organized mindset.  Being in action around your plan and your purpose has you operating inside of that space and developing the new habits that you need to get and stay organized, which will give you that extra time with family; to generate money through your business, or whatever it is that you’re looking for.

 

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