Podcast: Get More Done in Less Time

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.  – Bruce Lee

Do you feel you have so much to do and so little time to do it?  Your energy is your most asset.  Our productivity and our happiness suffers when we don’t take care of it.  We have to be intentional in when to use it and when to save it.  We all have the same amount of time.  Focus your energy…

A great article and podcast by one of my friends, Pam Weatherford, owner of D3Seminars.  She has a very popular class called Cut the CRAP: Get More Done in Less Time.  This is a short review of the article and podcast, but you can read it and/or listen to it here.  [My comments are entered in these brackets…and yes, I am one of the chics that join her regularly for a Yogurt Brainstorming Session!]

What gets in our way?  Entrepreneurs think they need to do everything themselves.  You have to learn to delegate.

C – Complete It

R – Refuse It

A – Assign It

P – Pitch it

Complete, say No to, Delegate or Throw Away?  [Wow is it really that simple?]  It is not always about doing more.  Don’t get bogged down with everything that comes your way.  Set boundaries.  Being an Entrepreneur is hard work.  We don’t always know how to say no.  Where can I put 20% of my time & effort to get 80% of results so that you are more efficient and effective. Prioritize and focus on taking one bite at a time.  You have to answer what is the highest and best use of my time and do those things.  It helps to have a Mentor or a Coach when you get stuck in the weeds.  You have to stay on track and not get overwhelmed.

Are you running to stand still?  Or are you running on the treadmill?  Take a moment to breathe.  Relax.  Refocus.

Sometimes we are just scarred to say no.  We have to practice this.  If it doesn’t resonate, you need to say: “I am sorry, that doesn’t fit in with where I am going.” [I forget, it is my life, not yours and God is the One I am following on this Journey.  I need to learn that No is a word and a complete sentence.]

Highly productive people stay focused.  Stay away from the bright shiny objects syndrome.  Have a niche.  Do what you are great at and passionate about.  [What a loaded reminder…focused on what is important, not what is not important. Glitter gets you nowhere, everytime. ]

Eat the frog.

It is an every day process.  Think about your focus, remember it is not about working harder.  Don’t fight it if you are not feeling it.

You have to take care of yourself to be your best.

[I have wanted to take this class several times she has offered it; however every time that it has been offered it has been a conflict of interest with other business and client events…so this was a teaser that wet my appetite to review cutting the stuff out of my life!]

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