[365 Days of Extraordinary] Day 238 Transcript: Wasting Time

by | Sep 15, 2020 | 365 Days of Facebook Lives

Hi guys. Yeah, it is a bit dark. Sorry about that, but that’s because we’re still under candle light, because guess what still no power. What’s interesting in this no power fiasco, that’s happening in my suburb… And please, I’m not having a big whinge and moan and gripe about it because some people are way worse off in these kinds of circumstances and there’s bigger stuff going on in the world for other people. So, what if I don’t have power? What it has really highlighted to me though in the last 24 hours is time and the complete wasting of time in everyday with the stuff that we do. So, coming home this afternoon and going, “Okay, I’ve got like two hours of daylight left. What do I get done?”

Pinterest - There’s no good way to waste your time. Wasting time is just wasting time - Samantha LeithYou know what? You get a lot more done than you normally get done when you get home. And it’s just it’s about the respect that you have for the time you have, rather than time melting disproportionately into the crevices of your life and you finding you get to the end of the day and you haven’t ticked off the 10 things you wanted to get done. Now, I don’t think you need a crisis in order to make sure you respect time, but it certainly has made me a lot more aware of it and prioritizing today what needed to get done. And as I said yesterday, accepting that sometimes when these kinds of things happen, actually just can’t get stuff done and it’s not that big a deal. But, when you can knuckle down and get stuff done, those 15 things I had listed as important that was social media related or some bookkeeping staff. And so, tidying up this or doing something with my Dropbox files, those kinds of things are completely irrelevant.

Getting the nuts and bolts stuff done was way more important. So prioritizing that during daylight hours and while I still had charge on things. Now, I could also in this time be going, “Look, nothing I can do about it. Let’s just hang up the shields and say we’re going to have a couple of days off,” but more importantly, if I did that I’d be letting myself down because this whole 365 days thing is of utmost importance to me. And I could probably hang up a sign in my website and go throw closed for business. Can happen at the moment, but that’s not what I’m going to do. So here I am telling you, you need to respect time a little more. While offering you, I don’t know, to look at how you spend your time. How much time did you spend today doing crazy lackadaisical stuff that was either completely insignificant or a waste of your time.

Time is one of our top resources, one of our top assets, one of the top things in our lives, yet we waste so much of it. Thank you, Amanda. I’m trying so hard to not to waste time. And for me, this afternoon that meant going to one person’s house to do some washing, going somewhere else to drop food off, getting some work done, going somewhere else trying to get stuff dried. Like juggling stuff, but here I am under candle light again, doing a live. Actually quite like this lighting, gives me cheekbones I think, might keep it.

So have a great night everybody. If you go onto my website, I think it’s in the download section, but I’ll check and maybe put it in the comments. I have a love it or loathe it exercise and it’s like a time matrix of what you’re doing and how you’re spending your time and looking at it at the end of the week and going, “Oh, okay, well I spent an awful lot of time doing that because I loved it. Spent half the amount of time doing that and I loathed it,” but that was a vital importance to my business and that was actually absolute bull dust to me wasting time. It’s really important to look at your life, your personal life, as well as your business life with that lens on. Where are you wasting this precious, precious resource of time? Have a great night everybody and I’ll see tomorrow. End.

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