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In today’s episode about impacting the world by stewarding your time, I talk with you about how each of the four DISC traits approaches time. I share how you can use these four approaches to balance your day and what you do. I also explain how this ebb and flow helps you get what you want done.
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Episode 1193: Using All Four DISC Traits to Manage Your Time
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[00:00:35] Scott Maderer: To balance through all four of them. You're able to spend some of your time in all four modes throughout the day, the week, the month, the year, so that you touch on the strengths of all of them. And make sure that you get to a point where you're taking care of everything that needs to be taken care of.
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[00:01:24] In today's episode about impacting the world by stewarding your time. I talk with you about how each of the four disc traits approaches time. I share how you can use these four approaches to balance your day and what you actually do. And I also explain how this ebb and flow helps you get what you want done.
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[00:02:03] Just that quick. If you enjoy the show, when you're ready to buy from Amazon, just use inspired stewardship.com/. so back in episode, 1,173, a few weeks ago, I talked a little bit about how. Depending on your personality, your wiring and whether or not you're predominantly wired in a D and I and S or C using the disk kind of approach, how you view time.
[00:02:33] And today I wanted to flip it because being aware, not only of your natural tendency, but the strengths and weaknesses that these four tendencies bring to the game allows you to actually look at your time a different. So just as a reminder, in case you've either forgotten or you didn't listen to that episode, but I suggest you go back and listen to it.
[00:02:55] Basically the D type of. Personality. This is [00:03:00] the dominant, the direct kind of personality. The, these are people that make decisions quickly. They tend to view time and results as very goal oriented. It's about doing a lot and doing it fast and then getting the results and moving on to the next thing the.
[00:03:20] The inspirational person is much more outgoing. They like to laugh. They like to have fun. They like to smile. They like to enjoy what they're doing. The S is the supporter type. These folks are very steady. They work through things. They like to get it done. They don't tend to procrastinate. They often find ways to bring the team together.
[00:03:47] They. And are after harmony and peace and the lack of conflict. And then the C the cautious type is much more about getting it right. They're [00:04:00] about perfection. They're about double checking, everything, thinking things through analyzing the situation. So you notice none of these inherently is good or bad.
[00:04:11] There isn't really a value judgment that's put towards this. And instead you can actually look at the time that you spend during the day and think about making sure that you're accessing all four of these types of type, no matter how you're wired. So if you're a D by wiring, you're gonna gravitate to doing those results.
[00:04:35] Sort of task oriented, very get it done and get it done quickly behaviors. But that means you're gonna leave out some of the strengths from the other four. If you're an I, you might spend more time with people interacting, having fun, but not do as much in the other three quadrants. So each of them bring strengths and weaknesses.
[00:04:59] So if you think about [00:05:00] your average day, we, most people have about. 16 hours or so during the day of get up and go 16 hours that they're not sleeping now, again, that could vary, but let's use that as a starting point. And then 16 hours, times 60 minutes would be 960 minutes in your average day.
[00:05:27] So if you think about it, the D is about 20% of the general population give or. So let's say we wanna spend about 20% of our time in that mode. So about three hours of time getting stuff done, putting things into action, pushing ahead, driving on succeeding, get up, go and get after it. We wanna spend about 30% of our time.
[00:05:56] Cuz eyes are about 30% of the popul. That's about [00:06:00] four hours interacting with others, making sure that we smile and laugh and lighten up and relax and enjoy life, do things that we enjoy. Not just things that we have to do. The S is about 35%. So that's about five hours. Notice a little bit more time and you need to spend that time in doing the work that maybe isn't quite so sexy and exciting, but it's the stuff that creates routine and structure, the things that build teamwork.
[00:06:35] If you've got a team around you. the things that make sure that they create harmony and consistency in your life, the things that need to get done, but aren't always necessarily the things that you are excited about or want to get done. And then the C about 25% is about four hours. Again, actually it turns out to be four hours.
[00:06:59] [00:07:00] Exactly. If you multiply 25% times 960, which is ironic, cuz the seas like to get everything done perfectly. It's four hours. Exactly. These are the areas of time where you spend time asking questions, paying attention to the details, strategizing and analyzing and thinking things through watching your numbers, doing things like checking in on your budget and your other things like that.
[00:07:27] This is where you can get. Off of your to-do list and think about an even way. Is this something that even belongs on my to-do list? You can do the more strategic work and planning work before you put it into action. Because of these things, you can be putting these things into practice throughout the day.
[00:07:49] The D will be used at work or in working mode. The eye tends to. During breaks or relaxing time, the [00:08:00] S can be throughout the day where you're building relationships, you're helping others, you're caring and sharing. You're doing the work that needs to be done. And then the C again, can be done during review times and during Strat strategy times when you're strategizing about the future, it's also where you need to be work.
[00:08:20] That's very detailed and particular and personal. and making sure it's all done correctly and accurately. Now the truth is you may not spend exactly this breakdown throughout every single day. In fact, you could look at this as a week long thing, a month long thing, or a year long thing as well. You could scale that time up and down.
[00:08:44] The real idea is to make sure that as you do things as you're productive, you're examining. How you're doing it. You're looking at it with the recognition that all four of these ways of looking at the world and looking at your productivity [00:09:00] are important and you're able to balance through all four of them.
[00:09:05] You're able to spend some of your time in all four modes throughout the day, the week, the month, the year, so that you touch on the strengths of all of them. And make sure that you get to a point where you're taking care of everything that needs to be taken care of. Thanks for listening.
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