Too Much To Do, Not Enough Time
Have you ever had this feeling? If so, I want you to keep reading because in this excerpt from my new book, Thriving In Chaos: How to Manifest Your Greatness and Do More While Working Less, I outline why you are dealing with this feeling and some of the things that you must learn in order to break that cycle and finally get off the hamster wheel. This is from Chapter 1: The Problem...
"So why is it that you can't seem to get the things done in your life that you know you want to get done? Why is it that every time you seem to get started there is some interruption, somebody needs something?
You know that you need to set your schedule and that you need to stick to your schedule. You have read the books, like the Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. You've been to the seminars on time management and the improving productivity professional development workshops. You have been to conferences and break out sessions. You have watched the YouTube videos and the TED talks. You know the things to do, but you just don't seem to be able to get it done; you just can’t apply them in your life.
I want you to know that it's not just you. That's what so many people struggle with. And there's a ton of information out there, but lack of information isn't your problem. It’s what to do with this information, and more importantly, how to apply it to your life. You know what you should be doing, but you can’t put your finger on why you are not doing it.
In this book one of the things that I want to do is help you to understand the obstacles that are in your way; to help you understand why you're not doing what you know you should be doing. This book will teach you how to overcome these obstacles so that you can become the person that you've always wanted to become. I want you to be able to live the life that you know is your purpose, your destiny; so that you can manifest your greatness. That is my goal for writing this book. And the first thing that I want to start out with is discussing the difference between Chaos and Order.
See, you have been conditioned to try to manage chaos, to order it, and to put everything in its place. You've been conditioned to try to deal with everything that comes at you, to simply manage your time, and ultimately, focus on managing other people’s priorities. I want you to understand that the key to Thriving In Chaos is not managing time; it is not simply trying to survive.
The key to Thriving in Chaos is Time Mastery, not time management. And as you work through this book I'm going to show you how to truly become a master of your time.
You will learn how to exponentially improve your productivity, interruption proof your life, and how to make sure you live everyday in alignment with your purpose, so that at the end of each day you can put your head on your pillow knowing that you have moved your dreams forward. Each day you will be able to feel satisfied with the work that you've accomplished and be excited about the next day ahead.
As we move forward, I want you to understand that it's not just about information. What we're working for in this book is transformation; and if you take this journey with me, I am certain that you will be able to transform from just surviving and managing other people's priorities to finally becoming a Time Master and learning to live the #ThriverLife."
I understand how it can feel to just keep working harder and harder every day and feel like you are getting nowhere. Many of my clients come to me with this same problem. So many, in fact, that I decided to put the principles that I share with them in my Thriving In Chaos: Time Mastery Masterclass into a book to give everyone access to these ideas. If you would like to get a copy of the book click the link below. Talk to you soon and remember, "Live every day like it was on purpose!" Here's to you manifesting your greatness!
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Your instructions are clear. Your timelines are reasonable. But still, tasks that should take 3-4 days to complete seem to take your team 3-4 weeks. Unless you are personally making it happen, checking on every detail, they just don’t seem able to perform to your needs. Managing a team this way is not sustainable, physically, or financially. At this rate, it’s not a question of “if” you will burnout, but “when.”