Mindset AMA: #2 When You Don’t Have Enough Time

This Mindset Ask Me Anything series features commentary from Love People + Make Money’s Community Creative, Lynn Leusch.  Thank you Lynn for taking the time to review the questions and answers and write helpful notes to go with the replays!!

One of Kelly’s community members asks:

Q: When you don’t have enough time to do what you want to do, how do you find a great mindset to work from?

I initially looked at this as a time management question. However, Kelly points out that this is actually a great mindset question.

Really? How can a question dealing with time be about what or how I think?

Time Management is a Mindset Issue

After watching the video, Kelly helped me grasp how my mindset plays a huge part in how I deal with time management issues. Watch her video to see how she easily breaks down the concepts.

Kelly initially points to a chapter in a book she recommends by Gay Hendricks titled The Big Leap. This book chapter goes into detail on how we as humans reference time as a construct, a way of measuring time from milliseconds, seconds, minutes…weeks, years, etc.

Here’s where the management of time turns into a mindset philosophy.

In reality, a minute of time is not an accurate measure of time when it comes to our personal experience.

To paraphrase Kelly’s example, If I have 10 minutes of time and have an email to write. I can easily write it in under 10 minutes and then move on. However, if in that same 10 minutes of time I am dreading having to write this email for any reason, the likelihood of it being written within the allotted time frame just isn’t going to happen.

The same amount of time is allotted, but I will receive a completely different outcome based on my thoughts on any individual projects I encounter.

What makes the difference between writing an email with time to spare and it never getting done? My mindset!

Make A Mindset Adjustment

As always Kelly herself is a great example of how this concept works and shares that she is in charge of 4 different companies and is able to juggle, prioritize, and choose how to manage her time on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis. If there are many projects that are needed to be tackled on a given day, she decides and prioritizes what actions to take. She is in the driver’s seat.

I put myself in the driver’s seat and say which do I want to do? What do I want to do joyfully and smoothly with passion and excitement in the time I have and I just set the other things down? I reschedule them. I put on the calendar for another day. I do it from a powerful mindset of choosing it. Taking control! Owning my power over time and projects.

All this time, I thought I just needed more hours in the day and yet the entire time it was really a matter of me choosing a great mindset to work with.

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