Where does your time go?
How are your talents spent?
What gets your highest creativity?
These are some pretty important questions, aren't they?
Can you answer them? Can you account for your time?
Yes, yes, all the way yes!
The time you devote to building your own business can be spent on low level/low profit actions OR it can be focused on projects that pay better now and in the future.
I've found a sure way to KNOW where I want to spend more time - it's a concept I learned from a great book by Gay Hendricks: The Big Leap
This book introduced me to four Zones that I can be operating in...
The Zone of Incompetency:
I don't know what I'm doing. I'm on a steep learning curve. Everything takes longer than I'd like. Mostly I feel like I'm just frustrating myself and others!
The Zone of Competency
I'm okay at what I'm doing but clearly not inspired. There are a whole lot of other people who can do it better. With enough practice, I can get really good at this - but do I really want to?
The Zone of Excellence
I'm great at what I do. I'm recommended and admired by others. I love how easy things are, but is it crazy to admit I sometimes get a little bored?
The Zone of Genius
Nobody does what I do quite like I do. I'm inspired and it feels like time flies when I'm focused. Theres no limit to what I can imagine and create!
Once I realized I can only be operating in ONE of these Zones, I knew I wanted to be more purposeful and AIM for the highest possible Zone.
Since I've tracked my time and become more mindful, I've spent more time, talent and creativity on projects that create more of what I want to see in the world and less time muddling around in low level time-sucking activities.
Wouldn't you like to do the same?
Think about your big vision dreams... what if you gave your best time to tasks and projects that will bring them to life?
First: Let's Read The Big Leap Together!
It will be my sixth reading - I LOVE the book that much!
We'll read a chapter every day for eight days. I'll publish a personal recap and invite you to add your insights on our private forum.
Second: We'll Track Our Time (Every Minute!) for Five Straight Days
Using a tracking tool, you will note what you're up to throughout your day. Use pen and paper or an online app - personally, I'm going to use Clockify.
We'll review our trackers and identify which Zones we're spending time in.
Finally, We'll Ask 'What Now?'
With fresh perspective and an honest look at where we've been, we'll set new purpose driven intentions!
I started building online projects back in 2002 as a totally broke single mom! Being in business changed my money mindset and ultimately my entire life. I crushed debt and set myslf free from constant struggle.
I freaking love what i do. I'm building, tweaking & improving - creating businesses that allow me to Love People + Make Money.
I'm called to inspire and equip other entrepreneurs to believe in themselves and take consistent action. Belief + action create unstoppable momentum :)
The world is best served when we operate in our Zone of Genius -- but we'll never know what that is if we spend all our time in lower-level activities!
The higher we aim, the more likely we are to discover our greatest gifts.
Join me and aim higher than ever!
When it comes to living into your purpose, how you spend your time tells a powerful story... Are you running from it? Are you getting prepared for it? Or are you actually livin it?
Let's see what your Time Tracker has to say!
Let's Put Our Time, Talents & Creativity Where It Matters Most :)