The Anti-Time Management | Richie Norton – 032

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Everyone has a strategy for time management. Whether it’s your mom, dad, brother, coworker, or neighbor, you’ve likely heard many different ways to prioritize your time and get things done. In today’s episode of the Be Better Podcast, Donald is joined by entrepreneur and bestselling author, Richie Norton, to hear his take on time management and how everyone can find a bit more time in their day.

Get things done without doing unnecessary things.

  • Be an architect. They don’t build buildings; they draw and have someone else construct them.
  • A dream doesn’t get done until it’s due – work not for something but from something.
  • Many entrepreneurs lose their time and life to a business when they started it to reclaim those things.
  • In America, we’re taught to work 9-5 and retire at 65. While that’s changing, work still has a leash and collar for many working Americans.
  • Live to start, start to live. A full calendar is an empty life, and successful people can say yes to whatever they want.

Time management is like water.

  • Every decision today is based on Frederick Winslow Taylor’s ideation of time management in the 1800s.
  • We think time management is to get our time back. However, it’s designed to measure workers’ output to complete more work, not give people more time.
  • It’s not about what you do with your time but who controls it.

How do you put this into practice?

  • Begin with the end in mind. We’ve made means into ends. Goals, habits, and tools aren’t the strength; the goal is to move beyond the goal.
  • Stop managing time and start prioritizing attention.
  • If you measure time flow rather than cash flow, you sacrifice what you love for success, and you get neither.
  • You’re more productive when you value your time and start from there.
  • There’s a place for training and more expensive results. The problem is ghost-stepping,  or choosing decisions that don’t support the dream.

Richie’s final takeaway for this episode? Don’t hope you’ll, at one point, have time to do what you want. Make time for it today.

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