Author and speaker, Steven Griffith, reveals how to gain more productive time and reduce wasted time with these helpful tips.
The number one searched “self-help” word on Google is not about money, it’s not about fitness, it’s not even about sex. The most searched self-help word on the Internet is time.
Time is our most valuable, precious, and limited commodity — and the key to lasting happiness and success.
Ultimately, the quality of a person’s life is determined by how he or she chooses to use their time (or how time uses them). What is your relationship with time? Is it serving you? Or does it seem like it controls you, that you’re a slave to it?
If you’re like most people today, there’s more and more to do with less and less time. We are stuck in a crazy, multitasking, chaotic world and under tremendous pressure to perform and produce 24/7.
We live in a world not only where things are designed to steal our time, interrupt us and take us off course, but where our brains are being programmed to desire constant distraction, taking us farther away from our original purpose and intention.
If you’re stuck, stalled or stopped or struggling to reach your goals,
it’s not your fault. It’s your approach to time that’s the reason
— it’s completely outdated.
Steven Griffith in his book, The Time Cleanse, shows that we are relying on outdated time management strategies that no longer work in today’s technology-driven world, which is creating an unsupportive relationship with time.
You see, in traditional time management, time is considered a scarce resource. You’re always “on the clock,” which creates intense time pressure and a need to get a lot done in every minute. This makes time an adversary that you are battling against.
Just as technology has changed how we live our lives, so must we adapt and shift how to use time today. What most people don’t realize is that they are missing out on their full potential because they’re still trying to manage time. What they need to do now is upgrade their thinking to performing with time.
In The Time Cleanse, Steven Griffith introduces the concept of “Timefulness”—being fully present in the moment improving the quality, experience, and performance with your time. It’s performing with time rather than managing it — creating a relationship with time that is supportive and where it’s your ultimate partner in creating the life you want.
Here is a quick look at how to shift your mindset and relationship with time — from managing it to performing with it — you can do more, get more, and be more and have time for what matters most in business and life.
|TIME MANAGEMENT||TIME PERFORMANCE|
|Objective is to get things done||Objective is accelerating performance while getting things done|
|Time is fixed and scarce||Time is expandable and abundant|
|Mindset that time acts on you||Mindset that time comes from you|
|Time is something to manage||Time is something to perform with|
|Focuses on time itself||Focuses on your relationship with it|
|All hours are equal||You can alter the quality, experience, and performance of an hour|
|Task and priority focused||Life purpose, enjoyment, and satisfaction focused|
Here are the 5 tips to immediately start performing with your time.
- Understand that you are the source of time, it comes from you, and you are 100% responsible for it. Doing this puts you in charge, instantly reduces time pressure, and improves your performance.
- Make a conscious decision that time is now on your side. It’s your friend, ally and supporter of your hopes, dreams, and goals. By shifting your mindset, you’ll feel more confident, energized, productive, and in control of your day.
- Before making any time commitments, be conscious of “why” you are saying yes or no. Ask the question: Is the commitment I’m making contributing or contaminating to my happiness and success? Doing this will ensure that you’re investing time on what matters most in business and in life.
- Practice being in the moment by letting go of living a life driven by multitasking and distractions. This will increase the quality, experience, and performance with your time.
- Go on a “time excuse diet.” Stop using time as the excuse for not doing, being, or having the results you want. Being fully accountable and responsible of your time puts you back in the driver’s seat of your results. You’ll no longer be a victim of time, but the master of it.
Steven Griffith’s The TIME CLEANSE™ is a proven system that shows how to do more, get more, and be more by changing our relationship with time to get back 20 hours a week or more of our free time as a result. The Cleanse reveals how to squeeze every drop of productivity out of each hour of the day so we can gain the freedom to do what we want when we want — for the things that are most important to us!
Steven Griffith is a nationally recognized author, speaker, researcher, and performance expert. He is considered one of the leading authorities on the connection between time, productivity, and performance. For over 25 years, Steven has been helping the world’s most successful executives, CEO’s, military leaders, professional athletes, celebrities, and organizations around the world discover their true potential and to perform at peak levels. He provides a strategic and effective approach to changing our relationship to time, allowing organizations and individuals to close performance gaps and realize their full potential. Based on thousands of client engagements over two decades, Griffith’s Time Cleanse is the first solution in the world that “adds time to your life and life to your time both in your business and in your life.”