“We’ve convinced ourselves that time is an unlimited resource for us, and it’s really not.”
Time is the great equalizer; whether we choose to admit it or not, we all have the same 24 hours in the day. I have the same amount of time in my day as Warren Buffett, who has the same amount of time in his day as Jennifer Lopez, who has the same amount of time in her day as you. So why is it then that so many people feel they don’t have enough time in their days to accomplish the things they need to accomplish? Why do they feel rushed, frantic and overwhelmed by the things they need to do?
My guest today says it’s not about the amount of time you have. Rather, it’s how we choose to spend our time — or, more specifically, where we choose to place our attention — that determines how much we can get done.
On today’s edition of the Grow My Revenue podcast, I speak with international speaker, author and productivity expert Carrie Wilkerson. Carrie says people often overestimate the amount of time they have to get things done because they’re too optimistic; they don’t factor in unexpected events that could derail their plans. In other words, they don’t prepare for the worst, and work toward the best.
“You have to exercise your inner Eeyore,” she says. “You got to pull Eeyore out and say, “What is the worst thing that could happen?” Why don’t we go ahead and just plan as if that’s going to happen.”
Carrie and I talk about the biggest challenges that lead to overwhelm you and feeling like you can’t get stuff done; how to focus on what you should be working on; and what leaders can do to help their teams get the most done.
I know you’re going to love this discussion, and you’re going to learn a ton from Carrie Wilkerson on this edition of Grow My Revenue!
Listen to this episode and discover:
- Why being optimistic is sabotaging your schedule.
- How to organize your time so you can tackle the things that matter most first.
- What to say to yourself when you feel like you just don’t have enough time.
- Why setting long-term goals are setting you up to fail.
- And so much more…
Carrie Wilkerson is a best-selling author, international speaker and a sought-after television & radio personality. She has consulted with Google and other business thought leaders on growth strategies, productivity and current trends. However, Carrie mostly enjoys helping ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. Carrie believes you can create a life you love with the people that matter most!
In this episode, Carrie talks about:
- The difference between activities and “ask-tivities.”
- How breaking down tasks into small chunks will help you reach your goals quicker.
- Why you should exercise your inner Eeyore to make you more productive.
- Why you have to be disciplined to recognize that time does matter and do things now.
“We have convinced ourselves that we have more time. We’ve convinced ourselves that later is OK. That we can do it later,” Carrie says. “We’ve convinced ourselves that time is an unlimited resource for us, and it’s really not.”
Tune in for all of these nuggets of wisdom, and more, on today’s Grow My Revenue with Carrie Wilkerson.
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