Wireframed definition of procrastinate:
The relevance is of this instruction has not been correctly tagged to the prime objective. To run the subroutine, we must identify where to anchor to our existing program.
You multiply time by spending your time today on the actions that will create more time tomorrow. It's about investing your time wisely! It's creating TIGS? Recurring Income Generators
Time Multipliers. If time were money, how would you spend it?
Time is a currency.
Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away (not add).
We begin to discern between important work and significant work. We look for and say yes to the things that create more time tomorrow by saying no to the things that don't. There is always a trade off.
If the only reason you are doing something is because you feel guilty if you don't, then stop! Give yourself the permission to ignore all the insignificant pulls at your time and energy.
This is a key difference in this book, he's empowering the reader by using the perspective of permissions. Rory is empowering the reader by showing the path to change is by giving themselves permission to _____.
The more you consciously say no to the insignificance in your life, the more you unconsciously say yes to the significant - or at least you make space for the significant to enter into your subconscious.
This is a key distinction hidden under the surface of this lesson: If we are consciously unwilling to say no (often to avoid conflict with others), then our subconscious follows.
The chapter summaries at the end of each chapter are very helpful. It is like a mini cliff notes for each chapter!
the most immediate ROI is to take inventory on the insignificant acts that get in the way of the significant.
Example: I know that creating a markdown course on Udemy would be significant in growing awareness for PubWriter. PubWriter is a multiplier. I give myself permission to ignore the less significant in order to dedicate more time to the significant.
Maybe is uncertain. Uncertainty reflects a lack of commitment, dedication, and a barrier to achieving excellence at the endeavor.If your 'maybe' is to practice the ukulele, yet you don't see the significance in doing so, you wont achieve mastery. But if teaching others is significant, then practicing becomes significant because it's the do in the Learn > Do > Teach framework of mastery.
We are you're on the fence of a decision, reread p76. Our inability to say no is a sign of weakness. When you say yes to things reluctantly, you are doing everyone a disservice. When you say NO, you are doing everyone a service - even when that NO leads to conflict (and often it will). To fulfill my mission (to positively impact the lives of a million people in a significant way), I must be able to live with more than just a a bit of discomfort along the way. The payoff of a little discomfort now is a great deal of comfort later!
We you save time, you conserve energy. When you are dedicating time to acts of significance, you need the energy!
On p 71, he begins to list 16 ways you can eliminate things that take up time.
Redecision: when we delay making a decision, is it something that should have been eliminated from the start? How much static clutter has accumulated due to our inability to stay selectively ignorant?
Entertain me. When we watch, read, or seek out others to provide distractions to other more significant work we could be doing. This struck me when I asked my nephew what he watches all the time on YouTube. What he told me is he just watches the videos YouTube recommends. In otherwords, they are entertaining him and he sees the world as?
Long emails. Love his 'If it's longer than the preview pane, then it's too pane-ful to read.' Point is: Longer emails usually warrant a phone call.
Unneeded change: How often do I make changes for the sake of something new? As a seeker, I need to keep my guard up on this. As I often seek out the 'new and exciting.' - how much time do I spend learning something new when the process I already do would suffice? As life-long learner, keep this in check. You don't need to change for the sake of change.
Changing gears too soon: When you are in the flow, don't stop just because the clock is insisting you do. Instead, stick with any task you find flow in. Ask really, what is the BFD if you wait another few minutes to begin the next task (or time block). The exceptions to this of course are hard-set appointments which you should be building your daily agenda around.
A quick way to realize the power of compounding interest is to take the % return and divide it by 72. It would take 7.2 years to double your investment if that investment pays a 10% rate of return.
Similar to time invested. If I learn to automate something by 10%, Use the rule of 72, but instead of 10 years, the units reflect that which is directly impacted by your investment.
For example: If learning LESS will save me 10 minutes for every hour of website dev time, and it takes me an hour to build a website today, then after I build 6 websites, I will have the ability to build 7 websites in the time it took me to build 6. If I want to build profit into my website dev biz, I need to make the investment. The compounding effect doubles each time I reach the next threshold: after I allocate the time to build 12 websites, I will have built 14 and so on. Eventually, the skill of knowing LESS will allow me to build twice as many websites in the same amount of time.
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Also, to automate my follow-up (a reminder built in to my own system (even a future email that is sent) to reach out to each client based on their last name that rotates every 13 months! Reason being - I probably don't need to work as hard to sell AuthorDock and PubWriter if I go back to my clients who already know me! Isn't it close to 500 now? Or more?
Q. Where can I automate in my business? Note anything that I repeat ongoing.
Because I enjoy teaching, when I create systems than can be taught to others, I get a double win. You need a health buddy to hold you accountable to walk at a specific time each day - you both must be committed to the task for that hour you've set aside each day!
How about a trade with Elaina for her holding me accountable to wireframed and rocktober?