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In today’s episode about impacting the world by stewarding your time, I talk with you about the different personalities and their approach to time.  I share how your personality affects your approach to priorities and goals.  I also share some tips for each of the personalities can deal with time.

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Episode 1173: DISC and Time Management

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[00:00:34] Scott Maderer: Now the treat is none of us are very few of us are purely any one of these. All of us have all four in us all the time. It's rather a blend. However, we do tend to have some that are more. Dominant or more easy for us to get into more natural for us than others. [00:01:00] Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast.

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[00:01:25] in today's episode about impacting the world by stewarding your time. I talk with you about the different personalities that we have and their approach to time. I share how your personality affects your approach to priorities and goals. And I also share some tips for each of those major personalities and how you can deal with.

[00:01:47] As we talk about stewarding your time. Wouldn't it be great. If you could support this podcast and do it without just taking too long, turns out you can't. All you have to do is use inspired [00:02:00] stewardship.com/amazon. When you're ready to make a purchase via Amazon and a small commission will come back to support the, just that quick.

[00:02:06] If you enjoy the show, when you're ready to buy from Amazon, just use inspired stewardship.com/. So I've talked before about disk, this D I S C these four letters that we're all a blend of that helps describe our relationship to communication our personality, how we see the world and like all models it's imperfect, but I love this model of looking at our personality and our communication styles.

[00:02:42] One number one, it makes sense. And number two, it's relatively easy for me to understand th this idea real quickly is that there. four types of people. And it's really the answer to two questions that kind of divides us into these four big categories. And [00:03:00] I'll talk about why none of us are really any one of these in a minute, but the first question is, are you more outgoing or reserved?

[00:03:09] Don't think of that as introvert extrovert kind of thing. Think of that instead as more of the internal engine that runs your. Outgoing people tend to have outgoing energy. They tend to talk faster, talk louder, use their hands more, have bigger facial expressions. They're more energy into the world while reserved people are a little calmer and more collected, tend to think first and speak second.

[00:03:37] They tend to be more reserved. So answer that question for yourself in general, if you had to pick one, would you say you're more outgoing or more reserved? Similarly, there's another question. And so if you put this on the X axis, the horizontal ask axis with task oriented and people [00:04:00] oriented task on the left and people on the right.

[00:04:02] So outgoings at the top, reserved at the bottom task on the left and people on the right in general task oriented. To approach the world first, by thinking about what needs to get done while people oriented people tend to think first about who's involved. How are the relationships between people?

[00:04:24] None of these are good or bad. None of these are value specific. It's not better to be task or people oriented. It's not better to be outgoing or reserved. You're not more successful if you're one of these. But if you think about it, you end up with four squares, outgoing task oriented people would be the D type or the dominant or driven type, the outgoing and people oriented would.

[00:04:49] Inspiring or the I in disk, these are the outgoing friendly kind of type the S people are supportive. They tend to be calm, collected, [00:05:00] nurturing, very interested in the status quo. And then the C or the cautious type are calculating. They tend to be very interested in getting things right. Now the truth is none of us, or very few of us are purely any one of these.

[00:05:16] All of us have all four in us all the time. It's rather a blend. However, we do tend to have some that are more dominant or more easy for us to get into more natural for us than others. If you think about that affects how we get things done and how we handle our time and our priorities and things about how we have the way we interact with time.

[00:05:48] So I'm expanding on this in my productivity course, and I'm gonna break this out in greater detail, but I wanted to touch on it a little bit here in this episode. So the D types are [00:06:00] the producer type. They're the ones that. Focused on the goal. They wanna get results. They wanna get it done.

[00:06:08] They tend to be high achievers in many ways. They sometimes don't necessarily get along well with other people while they're doing it, but they get things done. The eye type are the Imaginist type people or the Imagineers. If you wanna think about it, they focus on the vision of it. They're interested in living life to its full fullest and influencing other people.

[00:06:33] They believe in the possibilities in the world. The S type is the team. They're focused on the team, the relationships they're looking at the connections between people. They want things to be calm, collected, and relatively problem fee free. The C type is the analysis. They're the people that.

[00:06:59] [00:07:00] Pull in different information and data. They like to make logical choices. They wanna see all of the details before they make a decision. They're interested in following procedures and being right. If you think about it, that means that DS oftentimes are motivated by challenge. They like something that's hard to get done.

[00:07:25] They respond positively when it's a tough assignment with a heavy workload, they're very demanding of themselves and they're, and of others. They have a lot of energy and willpower that they exert towards their goals. High eyes are good at recruiting and bringing others into the team in order to accomplish their results.

[00:07:48] They don't push, but they pull, they thrive on the social contact and the relationships they're often the people that are worried about things being too rigid, they [00:08:00] wanna be spontaneous. They like loose discipline. They don't really wanna worry about managing themselves because too much structure stifles their freedom and their ability to get things done.

[00:08:14] The high S likes a low pressure friendly atmosphere where there's relaxation and people are calm where there's security and structure. And routine. They like to work steadily and calmly. They do things one step at a time. They don't like to have to figure out the whole process. They wanna just know what's the next step.

[00:08:41] And the high C thrives on order an organization and procedures. They love standard operating procedures. They want. An opportunity for growth, but they don't want sudden changes. They don't like in unpredictability. They prefer [00:09:00] to use predetermined methods that are very attentive to detail and rules and steps.

[00:09:08] They're great at managing and creating organization. They're not always as effective at managing themselves because they can tend to get into their own head and be bogged down by paralysis by analysis. So DS tend to look at time as a tool to achieve victory. They'll attack their goals. The eyes tend to operate in the here and now they don't particularly like up rigid time structure or schedule.

[00:09:43] The high S when, not under a deadline or under too much pressure, they see time as a friend. But when the deadlines come up, especially if they're imposed from outside time becomes an enemy that creates stress and worry. [00:10:00] And the high C because of their perfectionist tendencies, they always feel like they need more time just to get things right.

[00:10:09] We can always review it one more time before we release it into the world. The truth is all of these. And I go into a lot more detail in the course. These blends also mean that you don't necessarily, you're not just a D or just a C, you may blend some of both, or you may blend some of three of these types.

[00:10:31] And so it's interesting to go in deeper and figure out for you. How do you approach things like planning? Setting priorities, analyzing things, just being on time for things like meetings and dealing with interruptions. How does that personality type affect your approach to these things and others? So let's talk about a few tips.

[00:10:56] If you're one of these types, if you heard your [00:11:00] voice in some of these, here's some tips for you to keep in mind. And again, there's more in the course, but here's a few. To talk about right now as a high D you need to pay attention. When people talk to you, you look 'em in the face. You show 'em that you care for high eyes.

[00:11:19] Don't let interruptions be an excuse to let your mind wander, be interested in other people. If you're distracted, get right back to work for S types, you need to learn to be more assertive, to speak up more to. I already have another commitment and not commit yourself or over commit yourself to others.

[00:11:43] And for a C, remember that procedures are all well and good, but at the end of the day, making sure the people are taken care of is just, if not more important as a D you need to be patient. and you need to give [00:12:00] yourself and others more lead time. You have a tendency to jump in at the last second, but others aren't able to keep up as eyes.

[00:12:09] You need to recognize that structure and schedule can be your friend. You don't have to schedule every single minute, but you do have to allow some structure into your. as an S you have to recognize that procrastination is not your friend. Yes. It may keep peace in the moment, but in the long run, it's gonna cause more stress and strain as a C.

[00:12:37] You need to recognize that it's about progress, not perfection. It's better to put something out the world and get feedback than it is to keep perfecting it in your own mind forever. For DS. I'll give one more tip for each, for DS. You need to think things through before acting. You need to [00:13:00] recognize that you need to think first because there's probably going to be consequences that you haven't thought about for eyes.

[00:13:08] You need to develop the, be a little bit early habit. It shows respect for others for SES. You need to look for ways to produce results faster without just working faster. You need to look for ways to work smarter, not just harder. And for CS, you need to realize that some risk are truly inevitable and learn to make decisions with way more were way less information than you would like to.

[00:13:40] You need to trust your gut more and recognize that you're not always gonna have all the facts. There's a lot of different ways that this plays out in our mind and in our personality. And I'm going to expand on that in my productivity course, as I release 2.0 of that course in the next few [00:14:00] months, if you're interested in that, you can find out more@inspiredstewardship.com slash launch, and you can sign up there.

[00:14:10] Thanks for listening.

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In today's episode, I talk with you about:

  • The different personalities and their approach to time...
  • How your personality affects your approach to priorities and goals...
  • Some tips for each of the personalities can deal with time...
  • and more.....

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