Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time?
Rest assured, you’re not alone.
It’s one of the most common challenges I help my clients navigate.
It’s a struggle that ambitious people much like yourself deal with all too often.
Let me start with this universal truth:
Time is the most precious resource you have.
You can always make more money, but you can never get your time back.
I always think about what a horrible feeling it would be to reflect on your life and realize you spent years chasing all the wrong things.
There’s absolutely no back arrow in that situation.
You can never go back and spend more time with people you care about. You can never go back and do more of the things you love.
My client Willie submitted this touching testimonial, written straight from the heart. A big focus of our work together centered around making conscious decisions about time.
Here’s what he had to say:
“Working with Pam has been both an honor and a blessing. Before working with Pam, I was having difficulty finding a consistent “work/life” balance. This was depressing for me because as a person who values time more than anything else, not being able to find the time to do what I wanted was causing a great deal of stress. As we continued our sessions, Pam helped me to “unlock” more of my time. I say unlock because although the time was always there, I just couldn’t see it at the time. I would highly recommend her for anyone struggling with balancing busy schedules, multiple tasks and having a desire to find yourself!”
The solution has more to do with mindset than it has anything to do with hours in the week.
In order to change the way you manage your time, you first have to change the way you think.
Last week, I closed one of my coaching sessions with a powerful story, of the professor, priorities and a Jar.
Have you heard of it?
A college professor put rocks in an empty jar and asked his class if it was full. They said that it was. Then he poured some pebbles in, they filled in around the rocks, and he once again asked the class if it was full. They responded that it was. Then he poured in some sand, and sand filled in the rest of the open space.
He told the class that the jar represented their life. The rocks stood for the things in your life that matter most – family, friends, your health. The pebbles are other things such as work and school. The sand represents the small stuff, material possessions, and all the stuff that in the end doesn’t really matter.
If you fill your jar up with pebbles and sand first, you’ll never be able to get all the rocks in.
Are you starting to see your life differently? Are you filling up your jar with rocks first, and letting everything else fill in around that?
This week, I invite you to reflect on that story as it relates to your own life.
Here are a few more questions to help you start the shift toward more conscious thinking and living:
What are your beliefs about time?
What are your priorities, and are your choices aligned with those priorities?
What do you really want in life?
Are you having meaningful experiences with the people you love?
Are you running your life, or is it running you?
Would you like some help with unlocking more time? Well you’ve come to the right place, because I would love to help you. Grab a time by clicking here.