I have been constantly thinking, (and what’s worse actually say out loud!) that I don”t have enough time.
Not enough time to do everything I need to do to keep my home running smoothly; my family fed; myself healthy; grow my business; plan my future; feed my mind; feed my soul; earn enough money to fund aforementioned enterprises.
And this is a LIE.
The truth is, I have exactly the same amount of time in a day as anyone else on this whole beautiful planet.
No more. No less.
The distinction, the radical difference between them and me, is how I choose to allocate that time. Somehow, without my awareness, that allocation got skewed toward the unimportant, the paltry and the immediate.
I’ve been jumping from project to project, without a plan or goal, always with the underlying assumption that I must rush because “I don’t have enough time” to get it done.
What I have manifested is a house full of half-completed projects, a stagnant business and a mind so distracted by things-I-should-be-doing that I’m exhausted before I start.
I believe that every little half-done project, every niggly broken thing that makes me think “I really should fix that”, drains a little of the attention I should be paying to things like building my business or writing. They suck my strength and distract from the now. Plus they create clutter, stagnation and that feeling of being spread so thin that nothing feels real anymore.
Despite this scattered approach, I have nonetheless managed to attract some really exciting projects and powerful people that are just waiting to lift me to the next level, and because of this, I need to take some Massive Action (as per Tony Robbins) to regroup, reorder and refocus.
So here is my plan for this coming week, and if you find that you don’t have the time to get done the things that are truly important – the stuff that will actually make a difference five years from now – then join me in Creating Time.
My Focus :
To ReAllocate my Time to DeClutter and Complete Projects, thereby Creating Time to Grow My Self and my Business.
My Goal : To Create a Vacuum for Prosperity
To do this, I will :
1. Choose a room in which to spend 15 minutes just decluttering and putting things in their rightful spot. Start with the most cluttered room (my office) and work round the house from there. (I use the Fly Lady System for decluttering – works every time)
2. Do this BEFORE I turn on my pc and check email.
3. I will keep a notebook with me and jot down projects that need finishing, things that need repairing, etc, so that I can keep my focus on just getting rid of stuff.
4. If schedule and family allow – I will do this twice a day. But once a day will still be cause for congratulation.
5. I will do this daily until I can breathe freely again.
So if I’m somewhat scarce on FB and Twitter, you’ll understand.
I’ll be back soon.
PS : This cool “Whatever” clock is available here.