021: Not Enough Hours in Your Day? Need More? Hit Play.

With Guest: Elaine Shannon

Have you ever said to yourself, I would love to do this thing, like go to the gym, or start a business, or take on a special project or maybe even attending social events or dating, but you just cant seem to find the time? Do you ever just feel like a total slave to your busy schedule, hoping that someday it will open up and you will be able to do that thing youve been putting off or maybe even just something that is purely for fun?

In today’s world, time is our most precious commodity, and it is the one thing that we cannot increase, like there are only 24 hours in the day and seven days in the week, so if you’re a busy person, and I know you are, every minute counts and I know you want to be using it wisely.

On today’s episode of the workshop weekly podcast, I am speaking with reclaiming your time Guru Elaine Shannon who has ALL KINDS of hacks for managing your minutes, and uncovering hours that you probably didnt even know you had.

Today, Elaine is going to help you solidify a plan that allows you to work ahead, plan with strategy, work efficiently, and even have that dreamy time off to truly REST. Sound to good to be true? Well, I promise it’s very true, getting your precious time back is in your very near future. So let’s not waste anymore if it and dive right in!

In today’s episode, Elaine tells us about:

  • How to get more time by prioritizing.
  • The importance of doing a time audit and how it can be just the visual you need to analyze how you spend your hours.
  • How we all (even Beyonce) have 24 hours a day, 168 hours in a week.
  • The hidden magic in the last 30 minutes of your workday.
  • Why kids are not the only ones who need a bedtime routine.
  • How understanding your own values will guide you on how to prioritize your time.
  • Tips on how to say “no” and why saying it isn’t unkind
  • How to live your life by design, not default.
  • The value of a “pregnant pause.”
  • How leaving time for you is critical.
  • The ONE THING you need to do today to achieve work-life balance

When asked to share her best advice for the elusive work-life balance…

Balance is making sure that you are filling your cup as much as you are giving away what you have. If you are over giving and not filling, that leaves you depleted.

Elaine Shannon

See what I mean! I told you it wasnt too good to be true. I really love the idea of auditing the 168 hours that we all have in a week, because as difficult as it may be to come to terms with, there is probably some wasted time in there that you didnt know you had. You guys, I dont even want to tell you how many HOURS I found of mindless social media scrolling, and guess what, mindless social media scrolling not only isnt helping me to get to my business goals, but it’s actually not really enriching my life in other ways all that much either.

I hope after listening to this episode and grabbing Elaine’s workbook you are able to eliminate “I don’t have time” from your vocabulary, because always remember, Beyonce also has just 24 hours in her day too.

I love you workshop warriors. Keep on slaying and I will see you next week.

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