Join us today for an episode about the need to value your time...
Today's episode is focused on why you likely send signals that you find your time worthless...
In today’s episode about investing in yourself by stewarding your time, I talk with you about five ways you tell folks your time is worthless. I share why your time is worth way more than you think. I also share why you can act differently.
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Episode 1218: Your Time is Worthless
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[00:00:07] Darby Vannier: I'm Darby Vannier, and I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your calling. Having the ability to become an indispensable leader is key.
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[00:00:33] Scott Maderer: know, The truth is our time is probably our most valuable resource because at the end of the day, it is truly the most finite thing we have. We're only given so many hours of life and we don't ever get 'em back. We can only spend them one. Your time is worth way more than you think, and yet welcome.
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[00:01:23] in today's episode about investing in yourself by stewarding your time. I talk with you about five ways. You tell folks that your time is worthless and I share why your time is worth way more than you think. And I also share why you should act differently about your. As we talk about stewarding your time.
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[00:02:07] maybe you saw the title and thought to yourself, what do you mean? My time is worthless. I value my time. My time is important, or at least we often say that. And yet often our actions and our behaviors they don't send the same message. They said in the message that you think your time is worthless.
[00:02:32] You often find yourself giving away your. Saying that it's not really valuable, letting other people put demands on this precious resource in a way that doesn't really convey the value of that time. I think a lot of times we end up wasting our time and our life a little second or minute at a. think about it.[00:03:00]
[00:03:00] Do you say yes to every request and favor that comes in? Do you let others schedule meetings on your calendar at any time that they choose, or please is everyone else's priorities for your time, more important than yours? Now I'm not saying that we be selfish and I'm not saying that we don't ever help anyone else.
[00:03:22] And I'm not saying that spending time serving others, isn't important. But it's about being intentional in how you do that. I think a lot of times we confuse saying yes to everything with saying yes to the things that are actually important. We can get drawn into other things that really aren't the most important and best way to spend our time.
[00:03:50] We can spend our time on things that we're really not good at. We can spend our time on things that really aren't important. And [00:04:00] by doing that, we end. filling our time with those things. And now the time that we need to do the really important stuff isn't available, here's five different things that you may find yourself doing that let other people know that you really find your time worthless.
[00:04:22] Number one, if you say yes to everything, You say yes to every request that comes your way, you say yes to every meeting that comes your way, you say yes to every favor that someone asks and you never think twice about it saying no is an important skill to show that you value your time. Second, if you drop everything you're doing at the first sign of an interrupt.
[00:04:48] The phone ringing, the email coming in, other people, walking in, anything coming in immediately separates you from the task. You're not able to do deep, [00:05:00] important focused work because you're constantly interrupted. You've got notifications on your phone, buzzing every few seconds. Your email is open on your desktop and pulling your attention away.
[00:05:12] Moment by moment. Your door is open all of the time and you never have any quiet time or time to process think or plan number three. Similarly, if you're always reachable. Now I answer my emails pretty quickly and I answer my phone pretty quickly for some. And at some times I schedule, when I check my email, I schedule when I check my phone and only a few handful of very important people in my life can reach me at any time.
[00:05:46] Remember your phone and your email is there as a communication tool for you, not for the person reaching out to you the fourth, you don't abide by time limits. [00:06:00] This means that you say you're gonna spend an hour on something. You spend three hours when the meeting comes up that only should last an hour.
[00:06:10] You spend an extra 35 minutes and the meeting ends up lasting an hour and a half. You end meetings and begin meetings and appointments, and you let them run over at the end. And by the way, the fifth one, similarly, if you don't start on. If you have lateness as a expectation, especially when it's other people's lateness that is then causing you to start late, that causes you everyone to understand that you don't really value your time.
[00:06:44] The truth is our time is probably our most valuable resource because at the end of the day, it is truly the most finite thing we have. We're only given so many hours of life and we don't [00:07:00] ever get 'em back. We can only spend them one time. Your time is worth way more than you think. And yet.
[00:07:08] It's so easy to just let everything else put demands on your time and never stop and process and think I can do this differently. I can actually find the time for the things that are most important. You can never find the time to do everything, but you can find the time to do the most important things.
[00:07:32] it takes time and energy to train your body and your mind and your systems and processes to work that way. But it can happen. Thanks for listening.
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[00:08:21] And that'll get you our best tips on stewarding your time until next time invest your. Your talent and your treasures develop your influence and impact the world.
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