Join us today for an episode about why you need to have values to value your time...
Today's episode is focused on finding the real value in your time not just being busy....
In today’s episode about investing in others by stewarding your time, I talk with you about the way you need to value your time. I share why being busy isn’t valuing your time. I also share how your values should be seen by others.
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Episode 823 Value Your Time
[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: [00:00:00] Thanks for joining me on episode 823 of the inspired stewardship podcast.
[00:00:07] Rob Berger: [00:00:07] I'm Rob Berger, author of retire before mom and dad. I encourage you to find your own journey to true financial freedom. And one way to be inspired to do that is by listening to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott Mader.
[00:00:21]Scott Maderer: [00:00:21] You only get to do the things that you love to do, and you never have to do the chores that you hate. That's not what I'm talking about. This isn't about you ignore the laundry until it piles up into a pile of the height of the ceiling so that you can go out and party all day. No, I'm talking about doing hard things.
[00:00:39] I'm talking about doing things that you sometimes don't enjoy. Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired [00:01:00] stewardship podcast.
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[00:01:10]In today's episode about investing in others by steward of your time, I talk with you about the way you need to value your time. And I share why being busy. Isn't really an example of valuing your time. And I also share how your values should be seen by others. As we talk about stewarding your time.
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[00:01:58]Time. [00:02:00] No, the truth is most of us do not value our time as well as we should. And by doing this, by talking about this, what I mean is we think of our time as just something that we spend. It's something that we use to do things, to get what we want to generate activity, whatever it is. But the truth is if you look up and you think about how you use your time, More often than not, we don't really value it in business.
[00:02:30] This shows up sometimes very clearly people will think about what they do and how much it's worth. And they tend to undervalue the skills and the abilities that they actually have. They tend to undervalue the work that they do and what it's worth to other human being instead. Think also about it as a person or as a person.
[00:02:53] If you think about how you spend your time in the day. When somebody else asks you, can you do [00:03:00] something? And it means sacrificing things that are very important to you more often than not. We're tempted to say yes without thinking about the sacrifice and what we're trading off, but then often that spills over and we ended up spending time doing things and saying yes to things that aren't what we want to spend our time doing.
[00:03:21] See, the truth is what's happened in modern culture is we've come about to valuing busy. We recognize that everyone's busy and we talk about busy as if it is something that we should brag about. I'm busy. That's the most common answer to the question about what's going on.
[00:03:40] Things are really busy, but by saying that. Sometimes what you're indicating is how little you actually value your own time, because you filled up your time with things that often are not really that important to you. Oftentimes by cutting out some [00:04:00] things that you need to say no to. You create the freedom to spend the time doing what you really want to be doing.
[00:04:09] And the funny thing is you may use as many hours on the clock. You may do as many things during the day, but suddenly. It doesn't feel like you're busy anymore. It feels like you're doing the things that matter. It feels like you're stepping out and getting more done. It feels more productive because remember, it's not about how much it's about how much you value, what you spend your time on that has us reflect and recognize the time that we're spent.
[00:04:42]This is true. If you're getting to do something that you really love to do, it feels like time passes in an instant, but if you're having to do something, that's a chore, something that you don't enjoy, it feels like time takes forever. [00:05:00] Time is relative in more than just the ways that Einstein talked about our perception of time has a lot to do with our emotional state and just being busy for the sake of being busy.
[00:05:13] That badge of busy-ness is not really valuing your time. It's not paying attention to how that time is impacting you and your life and your family and others. And the truth is you have to live that out. I'm a productivity person. If I end up spending a lot of my time and energy and wasting it on non-productive things and then turn around and tell other people not to do that, people will see that.
[00:05:43] And if they don't see me walking, the walk that I'm talking, I lose all ability to really be valuable. I lose all ability to be authentic. I can't really help anyone else because I can't even [00:06:00] help myself. And by the way, the truth is in that case, what are the things that I do is I seek support from others as well, because the truth is none of us can really do it completely alone.
[00:06:14] We all need the support of others on this journey. We need the ability to look to others, to help us. We need that accountability. We need that support. We need the ideas. We need the energy. And that includes me because your values have to be lived out each and every day, including how you spend the time that you have, because time is related to our energy time is related to our self-worth, how we spend our time and energy makes us literally change our health and wellbeing mentally and physically.
[00:06:50] And this isn't about you all really get to do the things that you love to do, and you never have to do the chores that you hate. That's not what I'm talking about. This isn't about [00:07:00] you ignore the laundry until it piles up into a pile of the height of the ceiling so that you can go out and party all day.
[00:07:06] Now I'm talking about doing hard things. I'm talking about doing things that you sometimes don't enjoy. But I'm talking about having intentionality about where you spend your time, because you recognize the value that time has to you and to others and you spend it. Where it's most important, you spend it, not on more things, but on the right things.
[00:07:34] And that can be really hard to do, but it's actually incredibly valuable, not just to you, but to the people around you. Because as you do that, as you walk that walk, other people are attracted by that because it's incredibly unusual in today. Most people just worship at the altar of busy. They don't really value their [00:08:00] time.
[00:08:01] Thanks for listening.
[00:08:02]thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast as a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit back and passively listen, but act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling. If you liked this episode on the stewardship of time, be sure to sign up for our stewardship of time tips series by going to inspired stewardship.com/time or texting four four, two, two, two time tips, and that'll get you our best tips on stewarding your time.
[00:08:46] Until next time, invest your time, your talent and your treasures. Develop your influence and impact the world.
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