Time is precious……….
Life is not just the passing of time………..
Life is not just the passing of time…………
Life is a collection of experiences………….
Their frequency and their intensity, life is not just watching the clock tick away, life is a collection of experiences their intensity their frequency when my friend mark died at age 44 someone says that's young to die but what if he lived four lifetimes in one it might not be too young.
Whatever the span of your life turns out to be here's what you want to fill it up with experiences and the intensity of those experiences, but now let's talk about the management of time :
Here's the first one ignore the subject i mean that's good advice don't let anything overly bug you, because you remember now you don't have to do anything so i got to get a handle on my time the answer is no you don't if you want to let it all go you can let it all go.
I mean this is good advice somebody says you ought you what you ought jot this down ignore all the you oughts or you should only if they're giving general information we should it's better to say if you're teaching we should, not you should we should then you let me listen in without it being too confrontational, if everyone did this see that would be great and then you give a person a chance to choose to do it or not to do it, but when you start the you ought you ought now see if i don't now see we got some tension and maybe some problems.
So you oughts seem to always create problems because this is personal dignity and you don't want to destroy someone's dignity by doing all the odds and they feel reluctant to do it now we've got problems, so if you want to just ignore this subject on time management now.
Here's the next one step down to something easier the guy's in sales and he says oh i want to own the company finally owns the company now he's got no time to play golf he said when i was in sales i was making big money playing golf three days a week, heck with disowning something, heck with managing my life was never my own after i started to manage.
i'm going back to sales see this is the key if you're getting too pressed you might consider stepping down to something with a little easier time pressure little girl says to her mother daddy comes home brings his briefcase and pats me on the head and says hello disappears and works on these papers.
How come my daddy doesn't play with ? me and her mother said look your daddy loves you very much but he's so busy at work he can't get it all done he has to bring it home he loves you but that's why he can't play with you, and the little girl said why don't they just put him in a slower group.
So jot this down now if you don't have time for your kids you might consider joining a slower group, remember when i said some things i went for cost me too much so reconsider…..
Next key to time management and that's work longer and harder but see there's a limit to that i almost lost my health the first year i went so crazy about personal development and achievement i just went bonkers, you know i told you i was skinny by the end of that first year i was a walking shadow and then it suddenly occurred to me what if i got rich and too ill to spend it.
i mean that was a shocker so i started developing a little more reasonable because i said if 12 hours won't do it i'll work 14 if that won't do it i'll work 18 i mean how many hours it takes, and sure enough it cost me too much so see working longer and harder for some might be appropriate, you know if you're just sitting around not doing that much this might be good work longer and harder… but you can only work so hard here's the key not to work harder but smarter, when you've worked as hard as you can doing the best you can in terms of physical output in the time reasonable time.
Now here's the ultimate in the management of time and that is you simply become more skilful, when i first got into sales you know i was around people that could get you know nine out of ten eight out of ten and when i first started i could only get one out of ten, but here's what i did i worked around the clock around the clock so that i would make up in numbers what i lacked in skill that's good in sales you got to jot that down when you're new you make up in numbers which you lack in skill.
Now when you become more skillful the numbers can go down because now your persuasive ability and all of that is now so high that you don't need to put as many numbers out, but at first if you want to compete or if you want to really get good you got to put in the numbers but if you get more from yourself develop more of yourself now the time management becomes an easier task.
Now here's the next thing either you run the project or it runs you i found out when you start something at first you're in charge all of a sudden a year later it's in charge, some of the companies i started i'm telling you i'm in control a couple of years later i'm out of control.
at first i've got it on the run two years later it's got me on the run haven't got enough time i'm dizzy with trying to get it all done, so here's part of the key and that's to get in charge, teach you to start something first thing you know you're out of control it's in control the enterprise you get started now runs you ragged. because i did that when i had the whole 13 offices and the big entourage i'm telling you it was like short nights and long days and just sort of the never ceasing demand for time and activity which was fine.
at that time in my life it was fine and created a lot of good results and laid some good foundation for a lot of future careers that came from those unique times, there's a pretty long list of people who were inspired by it and educated by it and participated in that program i had going…. and i re-changed the format to sort of rearrange my own life personally which has paid off for me now i have a heavy workload but if you finally get to the place where you have most everything done for you.
i still farm in idaho but i'm what's known as a gentleman farmer a gentleman farmer gives orders and other people do the work, it's different than being a farmer doing the work yourself i know that because i was raised in the farm country where i still have my farm but now i have the luxury of participants who look after my agriculture, look after my home building, my daughter looks after all of my accounts, and my residences and my real estate and i have good partners in business that's extra luxury….
Where you can do your specialty and other people working make it valuable, here's what i discovered that happens to you in life that you will go through things and while you're going through them you can't understand why it's happening to you, but after you go through it you get back and you look at it and you say oh now i understand why i needed that lesson…..
Vave you ever happened to you raise your hand it ever happened to you that that i did i couldn't understand it there, but after i got through it then i saw that that was preparing me for bigger and better things, that as you go through the challenges of life and you look at it and embrace whatever comes to you don't run from it, step toward it don't try and duck it like most people do see most people want it easy.
see easy come easy what easy go see but when you go at what you're going to deal with and you deal with the difficult difficulties of it, when you handle those hard things close at hand making those hard decisions right now. That you don't want to make ? learning those things that you don't like to do but you know that in order for you to get where you want to go this is one of the hoops that you have to flip through. and i'm saying to you whatever you got to do, do it because if you don't life is going to whoop you until you surrender.
and say okay all right all right all right all right……….. i cooperate okay i learned okay they had to wear me out a long time, so if it's hard then do it hard.
i want you to live the life you were meant to live you hear me not the life that was given to you i'm a high school dropout because that's the life my daddy gave me but i've been married almost 28 years and two kids by the same woman which is not my experience i got brothers and sisters none of us had the same parents…
Because i made up in my mind that's the life y'all gave me, i'm not that i'm not taking that no more, i still want i don't want to be on crack, i've never drank i never smoked and i'm not against it i just didn't do it because my family was doing it and they wasn't winning doing it….
Uncle died of cirrhosis of the liver i'm like bro i'm not going out like that uncle's in prison i'm not going i wasn't meant to be in prison i got married at 19 y'all i was meant to live with a woman i'm not i'm not just being real bro i ain't mad at you bro, i'm just being real it's some dudes they like i'm hardcore i'm not hard i'm not hard bro i promise you i'm not hard i want to be with no dudes all day every day.
i'm gonna need a break i'm gonna need a break from that i'm just being real i'm gonna need a break for me and my man in the same bunk and i ain't got no privacy i'm gonna need a break from that i'm just being real i'm gonna need a break from prison food i'm gonna need my grandma cooking at some point i'm just being real just be honest when you walk out of here some of you are not transitioning.
Because you're okay with the life you have and i'm telling you, i when i walk out i want to be an example of you can start from wherever and get to wherever you want to get to….. that's what i'm asking you to do what fuels you the reason why you're so lazy is not because you don't have the ability you're so lazy because your dreams so small……..
Freshman year in college uh me and my boys start like this like christian like organization get that goal get that dream and i'm just been telling you drive it and drive it and drive it and drive it what i've been talking about is consistency, you must come up with a morning routine……!!!!!
that you do every single morning or at least more mornings than not that puts you in control of yourself and in control of your day, this is what i do and i cannot explain the power that i get… from starting my day off and being bigger than my excuses and being in control first and foremost wake up on time when that alarm goes off get your butt out of bed five four three two one go…..
Why is that important for persistence the reason why is because the first decision that you're making of the day is to actually get up and get moving….!!!!
That means you are persistently bigger than your excuses you are persistently bigger than feeling lazy and you are persistently beating the feelings that typically stop you, the second thing that i want you to do before you look at your email, before you answer your phone, before you start surfing vox and vice and buzzfeed and you know team stream and checking out the sales on zappos and looking at your facebook news feed, before you pick up the damn phone.
Please….!!!! Please….!!! Please…..!!! figure out your two priorities for the day…. these are the things that matter to you whether it's saving money and and making sure you're focused on that or showing up at work and being a contributor or whether it's changing how you treat your spouse or your kids or the person that you're with or heck getting to the gym because you said you would
Whatever it is that your two priorities are put them in your head before you pick up the phone why the reason why is because of persistence the reason why…??? is because i want you to have a good day do you know what makes for a bad day what makes for a bad day is snoozing, starting your day off late, starting your day off tired, starting your day off by mainlining everybody else's news feed on social media and looking at everybody else's life and and saying to yourself oh my god…
They're on vacation or gosh they look so great or their friends are so fancy or my gosh they've got some money you start off your day looking at that you're never gonna have a good day you gotta start off your day by getting up on time figuring out your priorities and then getting to work on them, do not pick up your phone until you have done those two things i think the single biggest reason why people have bad days.
is because they start them off by looking around at everybody else and seeing what they're doing instead of having the focus and the discipline…..
to actually start your day off with you in control and with your priorities front and center, so you want a bonus round exercise every day that's right get up on time figure out your priorities and exercise…….
You do those three things you'll be kicking ass every single day…….
Part of the work that i love to do now is is really help people understand what is your story, like what's the story you're telling so because we all have a story we have a money story a relationship story a health story we have a story for everything and then that story keeps recreating our lives over and over and over again……
and we have beliefs that support the story we have habits that support the story we have people that support the story we have systems that support our story, and so my question i always ask people who would you be with a different story..?
so for the next 90 days your first 90 minutes at work, make it focused on your single most important project……!!!
i'll repeat that again for the next 90 days the first 90 minutes of your work day focus monomaniacally on your single most valuable project….
i call it your game-changing move so it might be, it might be creating a new piece of code that will revolutionize the marketplace, it might be a new product that when you launch it will fill a need within your industry that no peer is currently providing, i don't know what your game-changing move is but this is your poetry this is your magnum opus for the next 90 days…..
So what most people do is you know people who are playing at victimhood people who are in the 95 percent people who are making excuses about ordinary results in their life a lot of them are not doing the things that would give them legendary results,……. and what they do is they get to the office.
Rather than using prime time for a activities they use their best hours watching dancing cats on whatever it is, whatever the video platform is, they spend their best hours surfing the internet looking at blogs…..
They spend their best hours playing with notifications reading notifications chatting with friends who are not really their friends but really they're just bored so they're distracting themselves which is just a form of medication because potential onyx unexpressed turns to pain and they're in a lot of pain and it's subconscious and they haven't done the work to know it so really
They've created these drugs of choice like too much email too much web surfing too much chit chatting too much looking at funny looking videos that make them laugh in the moment that make them feel happy and give them a short burst of dopamine and maybe a little bit of serotonin which is the pleasure neurotransmitter and that's how they get through their day.
all i'm saying is there is so much distraction available to you out there that if you are not acutely careful it will dominate your days, what i'm really trying to say is this a ritual for you to run and dial in and hardwire to the point of automaticity that's the word the researchers use when a habit becomes your new normal.
Over 66 days is the 1991 rule and to give it to you again so you really remember it for the next 90 days your first 90 minutes create a tight bubble of total focus so that no one can distract you turn off your devices put them in a little plastic bag put some reminders on your door maybe some post-it notes that this is my tight bubble of total focus for the next 90 minutes. Tell your team tell your loved ones maybe get a put a do not disturb sign on your door……..
They'll laugh and explain it to them that for the next 90 days i will spend 90 minutes away from distraction, away from technology, away from interruptions….
Focusing on my magnum opus focusing on the genius project that i want to bring into the world because i will never mail it in i will always bring it on and i'm going to do this for the next 90 minutes.
and i'm going to optimize it and iterate it every day and i'm going to bring my full bandwidth because what makes a genius they all have one trait in common they were able to spend extended periods of time in isolation focused monomonically on their most valuable project.
Some people spend their entire lives wondering how to be successful in out life you be surprised to find out, that the secret really comes down to four key areas well it does…..
See personal success is achievable for anyone who practices the four areas or keys to success everyone wants personal success and to learn the keys to success everyone wants to have a happy.
Healthy life do meaningful work enjoy a career and achieve financial independence everyone wants to make a difference in the world to be significant to have a positive impact on those around him or….
Her everyone wants to do something wonderful with his or her life over and over i have found that the keys to success are a single piece of information a single idea at the right time that can change your life in the right situation i have also learned that the great truths are simple