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I’ve always been the type of person to get the hard things out of the way first. So I’m doing that now. This first portion of the roadmap is the hardest and the most important. It is all about getting your priorities straight.

Time management is a myth. Everyone gets the same amount of time, the same 24 hours each day. It is how you use it that matters. How much thought have you put into each minute of every day? Yes, every minute. Because each of them count.

The first thing that you need to do is figure this out. The first activity in this roadmap is a time study. I want you to account for your time, all of it, for at least a week. I’m giving you a nifty little tool to keep track of your time. Time Study

Be honest with yourself, if you spend 2 hours a day playing Candy Crush, write it down. Unlike other time studies might have you do this without really being cognizant of what you’re doing or actively making changes but not this one. I want you to record it, pay attention to it and throughout the week, make changes so that you are spending time on the things that you should be spending time on.

What’s that you say? How do I know what to spend my time on? Well, thanks for asking!

Tool # 2 is a Priority Matrix to help you figure out what you should be actually spending your time on. I didn’t create it, I can’t take credit for it. It was actually created by Dwight Eisenhower, who was a president here in the US in the 50’s.  The 34th president came up with a really good way of figuring out what should be a priority in your life. Priority Matrix

The way that this tool works is you put everything that you feel like you have to get done in a box. Do it now, Get this scheduled, Get someone else to do it, and Stop doing this. When you put things in your boxes, think about how impactful the task is and how much effort you’ll have to put into making it happen.

Last thing with prioritizing your time.  Time for tool #3.  I’m giving you a productivity planner that you can use every day to help stay on track. Daily Productivity Planner

WHEW! This was a lot for the first part of the journey but I promise, doing this work is worth it!!



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