Too Busy? It’s A Question Of Priorities

Hey guys, I’ve just done a one-day training for 60 plumbers in Wellington, and we shared something that might be super-valuable for you. Look, if you find yourself really busy, constantly under the pump and not getting the stuff done that you know you’d like to or what would make you get ahead in your business, then this will help.

If you find yourself saying, “Hey, I’m too busy. I don’t have time,” think about how that language affects you. If it makes you feel out of control, a bit anxious, a bit stressed, that doesn’t actually help you get the job done. Look, the reality is: we’ve all got 24 hours a day in which to get the job done. Some of us are just using it better than others. Bill Gates has a bigger hourly rate compared to you and I. It’s really a question of choice.

Now, let me ask you this: if your wife, husband or significant other was in the hospital in a car accident, would you find the time to go and be with them? Well, of course you would. It’s a silly question, but it’s all a question of priorities. That’s what it shows us. Now, when you find yourself continually putting off activities you know would help your business, try this: try saying, “Hey, it’s not a priority for me right now to look at my website.” Try saying, “Hey, it’s not a priority for me right now to look at my numbers.” And when you say that, you’ll probably find something like this happens: you find yourself saying, “Actually, that’s ridiculous. It is a priority,” and it’ll help you change the way you look at things. So time management is not really about managing time. It’s about managing yourself. It’s about getting priorities and making choices about your priorities.

I hope you guys have found this helpful. If you’ve got any comments or thoughts, just chock them in the chat box below. I’d love to share them with you. I look forward to seeing you next time.


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