In the vortex of the ever-pounding day-to-day duties; getting the client work done, visionary time, and then returning home to our second full-time job as a family member, we are all starving for more time with no new strategy in sight. For the” time hacker” that finally figures out how to create just 1 more day, 8 days in a week, and just 8 more hours 32 hours in a day, they are going to finally get the miracle ideas launched. Until then, something must shift before the modern business owner (and their team) explodes and implodes.
The gift of time is vital, and internationally anchoring into our future vision will serve as an anchor towards a deliberate and delivering existence. As we approach 2024, consider the transformative power of distributing your time with purpose.
Demanding Time for Growth and Accountability: The first step towards a visionary time is to dedicate specific days to personal and professional growth. These “growth days” become sacred spaces for needle-moving work, one hour at a time. The critical key is to foster accountability and responsibility. The law of cause and effect. By consciously investing time in our future self immediately shifts us from not having enough time into action, we are no longer available for distractions and procrastination. When we enroll in an accountability coach with clear, concise, and communicated actions of what we are going to do with our future self-carved out time, 100% of the time the goal is met. The guaranteed outcome of accountability and responsibility is we have a champion holding our feet to the actions that meet our dreams, often despite ourselves. Unwaveringly creating an on-purpose today for a scalable future. In the 27 years of coaching over 4,500 law firm owners and teams that support them alike, the #1 goal for an employee is for their boss to lean on them to support them with getting everything they need to get done every day.
Enrolling a Coach: In the pursuit of a visionary 2024, the #1 determinator of reaching goals is enlisting a coach. The Institute of Coaching cites that 80% of people who receive coaching have increased self-confidence, and over 70% have benefited from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. A coach (NOT a cheerleader) provides valuable insights, guidance, and accountability, acting as a catalyst for personal and professional growth. This partnership empowers you to navigate challenges, refine your goals, and make the most of the time at your disposal. My very first coaches’ words followed me around daily (hourly) when I didn’t want to do the thing, I knew I must do, “Reasons and excuses are the cemetery for our Dreams” I use this as a guidepost for snapping me immediately out of distractions, overwhelm and “I don’t have the time” mindset.
Creating the Habit of Focus Management: Time is often squandered in the constant battle against distractions. Cultivating the habit of focus management is essential for a visionary time. By embracing mindfulness and intentional focus, you can maximize productivity and ensure that each moment contributes to your long-term vision.
As you reflect on the gift of time, imagine your future self-governing in 2024. By carving out time for growth, enrolling in a coach, and mastering focus management, you can shape a future that aligns with your aspirations. Embrace the gift of time, for it is the canvas upon which you paint the masterpiece of your life.
Here’s a powerful exercise we have our clients implement in order to get excited and clear on the payoff of focused time.
1. Make a list of what future based/visionary projects you would work on if you had all the time in the world.
2. Now estimate how much time you would need to fully complete each of the projects.
3. Circle the Top 3:
- What excites you the most?
- What scares you the most because you “don’t know how to get started” and/or have never implemented this before?
- What has the most immediate money, opportunity, or time freedom for you if you just got it done and delegated it?
Now make a commitment and share it with someone ASAP and have them calendar the time—including the prep time—to complete the focus management activities.
Schedule follow-up time for accountability and responsibility at the end of each time block to debrief and project manage the next actions.
What does your future self look like? What are you doing differently in 2024 than you have done in the past to have the visionary time you crave and deserve? Now share it and declare it and guess what, it will happen with the dedication to focus management time blocking, accountability, and project management. Yes, it really is that simple.
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