𝗣𝗮𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁, 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲.
You've heard the saying when it comes to money, pay yourself first, meaning put money in savings before you have time to spend it on everyone else.
Its a great practice but a lot of people don't do it then end up living paycheck to paycheck, always saying they will start saving 'when they get enough money' which never happens. Time works the exact same way. Pay yourself first.
Most people make a big task list of things they need to do, then work on the stuff that does NOT move the needle then avoid the things that they do need to do, or spend too much time doing things that have no effect on the bigger overall picture at the expense of important moments in life.
I'll never miss out on an important event for my kids. Once I had a 3 day mastermind in Austin that I really wanted to attend, but my daughters dance recital was on day 2 of the event. So I flew back and forth and caught day 1 and 3 AND caught my daughters performance.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I am obsessed with the concept of ‘bending time’; the ability to 10x the amount of what we can do.
It’s been 3 years since I’ve been able to run a business, create content on multiple platforms, run a full book in sales, be a father to 3 kids, sleep 8 hours per night, put out 140+ episodes of my podcast, create 200+ videos and work out/meditate 6 days per week.
I won’t go into it here, but I believe that time is highly malleable because of 1) how we manage time (what most people focus on), 2) our beliefs and how we ‘feel’ about our time (time anxiety) and 3) how we manage our ‘energy’ around time.
Today I wanted to talk about the ONE thing you can do to amplify time in your schedule and turn you into a time ninja.
The simple formula to getting massive results is this:
+ Take action.
– Reduce overthink.
= Massive results.
What is crazy is after diagnosing...
If you’ve followed me or my content for a while, you know that I LOVE time hacking!
Time hacking has a lot to do with your mindset, feelings and beliefs around time and less about strategy.
But still, strategy around time does have its merits!
Lately I’ve been investing some time to clean up what I’m not using so there’s less mental clutter to take up the precious space in my mind.
Things that ‘hang out there’ will suck up your mental bandwidth without you even realizing it.
Here are 5 things I’m doing right now to reclaim more bandwidth in my life:
#1 Tightening up my inbox – anything I’m not currently interested in gets the unsubscribe button. I’ll keep value driven emails but if its pure marketing emails with no substance, I know where to find them if I need them.
#2 Tighten up your notifications – grab your phone right now and trim...
Want to break into new levels of income and start to leverage yourself better?
I recently posted about the 6 type of ‘money mindsets’ when it comes to how you create income. While no one is better than the other, being aware of these will shape how we create money in the future.
Just to recap, here they are:
𝙀𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙮𝙚𝙚: Amount of active work dictates income (trades time for money). Moves up in skill & position to create more income.
𝙎𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙮𝙚𝙙: Owns a job. Still trades time for money, freedom from having a boss but wears all the hats in the business.
𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣: Has a job but is paid on performance and can leverage skill to produce more income in the same amount of time.
𝘽𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨: Creates the ability to leverage systems and do more by growing a team and stay in their zone of genius.
𝙄𝙣𝙛𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚: The ability to create money based on their network & social presence (affiliate, sponsorships, JV partners)
𝙄𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧: Owns part or all of...
It was September of 2021 and my wife just had a hip replacement.
We couldn’t find anyone to hire to help us, but we did have some neighbors bring food and help with the kids here and there.
My wife had to stay in bed for at least 4 weeks, with me assisting her to go to the bathroom, shower and I would bring food for her to eat.
I also have 3 kids to take care of, one of them was a baby.
I had to get them up and ready and take the 2 bigger ones to school, and put them to bed at night.
I had to clean the house, with the exception of our house cleaners coming 2 times in a month.
I also worked the entire time she was out of commission (12 weeks).
I also kept up my morning routine (working out, meditation, visualization).
I was also launching my 3rd version of my Leveraging LinkedIn course.
I was also creating content on multiple platforms and starting my Mindset Hackers podcast.
I was also creating 2-4 videos a month for my YouTube channel.
I was also spending 2-3 hours learning...
I always get asked about my schedule, which looks like this:
It seems like a lot but I’ve been able to keep up what I call a highly productive schedule for well over a year now without burnout.
How do I do it?
In the most recent episode of the Mindset Hackers podcast...
Daylight savings time changed the course of my life.
I know that's a bold statement but it's true, here's what happened:
For my entire life, Fall DST was the day when you get an extra hour to sleep in!
After a few days you start to normalize to the new schedule.
In my days as a club promoter and DJ, it even meant an extra hour of partying, not to mention it often fell on Halloween night (the best clubbing night of the year).
But in 2018 on DST, for just one day out of my life, I decided to keep that hour for my personal development instead of sleeping in.
That extra hour was pure 'me' time, and put even in front of my workouts.
This is how I pay myself first with time.
I've now had 1000+ hours of meditation, reading books, listening to podcasts, journaling and visualization.
My stress level is virtually non-existent, my happiness and joy are through the roof and my income is extremely abundant because of the opportunities that have unfolded.
I only made the switch once and that hour...
I want to challenge you on how you view time (and time management).
There is a big difference between being productive and being ‘busy’.
Productivity is quantifiable.
Busy is just a feeling, and a feeling of lack.
Think about all the people that have vast sums of money but never feel like they have enough, or always worried that it will be taken away.
Time is the same way.
We live in an age of more convenience & tools for efficiency than ever, but are people are any less busy?
If you live in what I call a ‘chronic state of busy-ness’, you are worried about things that haven’t happened yet, therefore thinking about the future and not the now.
Time seems to go by so fast.
Kids grow up in a blink of an eye.
You knock off massive checklists, but it does not feel like you are going anywhere.
When someone asks, ‘how are you?’, you respond ‘busy’.
Most of my days contain the following: