“I’m too busy!” “I don’t have time!”
How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said this?
We tell people we’re busy all the time. To say we’re busy is as common as watching a baseball game.
What’s the point of telling everyone we’re busy anyway?
Try sending a different message.
Time likes to hide. It’s there somewhere. You have to coax it out into the daylight, because it’s a shy little thing. It doesn’t like to talk much, doesn’t like to attract attention to itself. But it’ll be a loyal best friend if you nurture it a little.
Ready to be a Time Nurturer?
It’s possible to take action.
IDEA: Write something right now. Write a list of 12 items you want to research for your marketing or writing. That counts as action!
IDEA: Do you have a long commute? Listen to research from a book on tape. Make a list in your head of items you want to cover in your book.
The big kahuna, though, is MORNING.
Morning is like Time’s arm, cousin, and best friend all rolled into one big glorious event that happens 7 days a week.
You have 7 chances to rock it every single week.
What I Like to Do
Drink 2 glasses of water (and sometimes coffee)
Grumble incoherently at my husband
Write by hand for 20-30 minutes
Read for 20-30 minutes
In my ideal world, no one talks to me during this time. I have a kid so I get up way before she gets up so I can have my all-important Quiet Time.
Does this happen every day? No way. I plan to be perfect in the next life.
In real life, I wake up late, get interrupted, and have to dig out a menorah for my daughter to take to school while also packing cookies into a Tupperware for a bake sale my daughter organized (and didn’t mention until a day ago when she asked her dad to bake the cookies) to raise money to buy gifts for the class hamster. (That’s one lucky hamster.)
Yet the ideal happens enough that I’m doing the thing—and I’m rocking my goals.
How about you?
Create your Morning—only you can.