February’s theme is all about time… The Myth of Time Management & The Power of Self -ManagementMission #6 – It’s About Time… Changing the Way you Think & Talk about Time Mission #7 – Are you Investing or Wasting Your Time? Mission #8 – Allocating Your Time
This week, let’s focus on putting together a new plan for thinking, speaking & allocating your time with March in mind.
Make 3 Changes™ Monday Mission #9: Putting Your Plan in Place
If you’ve been following these missions and doing some of the exercises, you’ll easily begin to see a pattern, but will you put together a plan for how to integrate these practices into your life?
Mission 9: What will you do differently? Putting your plan in place.
Let’s look back at the last 3 missions. If you didn’t get a chance to review them or do any of the exercises, this week would be a great time to do that! In the mean time, here are the highlights and key opportunities from each of them to help you put a plan in place for changing your relationship with time.
From Mission 6: Change the way you think & speak about time
Do you regularly think & speak from a place of lack and scarcity when it comes to time? How could you change that?
Mission: I will think & speak about time in a way that serves me rather than distracts or discourages me. What does that mean to you? Are you willing to take the “complaint free” challenge and go 30 days without complaining about time or using it as an excuse? If not that, are you willing to at least become aware of how many different ways you use time as an excuse or complain about it? This awareness, this commitment can forever alter your relationship with time!
Here’s how I will think & speak differently about time……
What would be different in your life as a result?
From Mission 7: Are you Investing or Wasting Your Time?
How much of what you do each day do you consider an investment of your time? How much of what you do each day do you consider to be a waste of your time? How much of your day are you doing things on purpose?
Mission: I will choose activities that I consider an investment of my time. I will reduce the number of things I do that I consider to be a waste of my time. Which activities are moving you closer to what you say you want? Which activities are keeping you stuck or in a less than ideal state?
I am prioritizing the following activities I’ve identified as being investments of my time.
I am aware that the following activities are not productive or useful and will limit the amount of time I engage in them.
What will be different in your life as a result of making these two lists?
What would be different if you were able to invest 80% of your time into things that are moving you forward?
From Mission 8: Allocating My Time
How are you allocating your time? Are you deliberate about leveraging blocks of time to accomplish the things you have identified as priorities? Are you open to the power of focus and uni-tasking over distraction and multi-tasking? Are you willing to be more deliberate daily?
Mission: I am deliberate about how I allocate my time each day, making sure that those things that are most important to me and for my growth are scheduled and acted on.
What blocks of time do I want to make sure I focus on every day? (movement, connection, meditation, preparation, meetings, travel, etc..)
What blocks of time are the most productive for me? 20 minutes? 12? 25? 45?
How could allocating my time, being more deliberate impact my life? My business? My career? My team? My family?
Make 3 Changes™
What 3 Changes are you willing to make to be more deliberate, more focused and more aligned with your best self? Your best life?
Write them down! Post them where you’ll see them. Give them your attention.
Experience the satisfaction that comes from living and leading, on purpose.
Declare & Share!
Let me know what you came up with and how you did! Check the facebook page this week for additional resources and inspiration to help put a time-management plan in place. Experience how doing so can make a difference in your life, the lives of those you love and the lives of those you lead!
What is Make 3 Changes?
Make 3 Changes™ is a framework designed to help leaders move forward during times of change, challenge and opportunity. For more information about the Make 3 Changes™ framework and how you can use it to navigate changes in your world with more clarity, confidence and commitment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the Make 3 Changes Monday Missions?
These weekly missions are designed to get you thinking differently about various aspects of your life. Each month will feature several missions within a theme, helping you to build awareness, create alignment and take action. It is my hope they provide you with the tools you need to create positive and lasting change in your life, the lives of those you love, those you lead and those you serve. Thanks for being here at the start of it. Always open to feedback about your experience. Let’s have some fun and make some changes.