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In today’s episode about investing in others by stewarding your time, I talk with you about how there is a weekly meeting structure that can help your productivity. I share why this works for both couples and singles. I also share some of the things to do and think about during the meeting.
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Episode 903 The Weekly Meeting Impact - Time
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[00:00:25]Scott Maderer: [00:00:25] It's about talking about your life and your time and how you view things and what and what you think and what you've noticed. It's also not the time for accusing each other. It's not the time for saying you didn't do this, or why didn't you do this instead? It's the time for solving problems and making sure that we've got a plan.
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[00:01:17]In today's episode about investing in others by stewarding your time. I talk with you about how there's a weekly meeting structure that we can use that can help our productivity. I share why this works for both couples and singles. And I also share some of the things that we can do and think about during that weekly review.
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[00:01:57] Just that quick. If you enjoy the show, [00:02:00] when you are ready to buy from Amazon, just use inspired stewardship.com/ammo. So I've talked before about having a weekly meeting in terms of your mood. And I've talked before about how, when it comes to your time, there's the need to actually plan and review your time.
[00:02:21] But I wanted to marry those two things together. I think it is important to have a weekly meeting that both touches on three different areas. It touches on time. It touches on relationship and it touches on treasures on money. So I wanted to unpack each of those areas. This one. And talk a little bit more about the weekly meeting, the structure of it, why it's important.
[00:02:46] And today I'm going to focus on how it can help you with your productivity with your time. See, one of the things that I've noticed over the years is that whether you're single or whether you're a couple, we often spend a lot of [00:03:00] time and energy on different things, but we don't actually pay that much attention to the benefits of it, to the good of it, to what's working well, to what we're struggling with.
[00:03:10] Instead, we just end up with a system that came by default, and then we stick with. Forever out of inertia, it's easier to just keep doing the same thing than it is to put in the time and effort to change and having a regular appointment with yourself. Or if you're a couple, an appointment with your partner can be really important for paying attention to what we're doing with our time in this weekly meeting.
[00:03:42] The idea is that you review what happened last year. You look forward at what's coming up, you look at your schedule, you look at your calendar, you review anythings in that, that are going to have an impact on money or on relationship or on time. [00:04:00] Perhaps one of you has to go. Pick up the kids on a particular day, and you're going to run later into the day and that affects meals that affects money, that affects relationship.
[00:04:14] And it obviously affects your schedule and your ability to get things. But instead what often happens is it's suddenly a surprise and you're talking frantically on Thursday morning about the fact that we've got to pick up the kids tonight and who's going to pick them up because you haven't set up a regular routine of living, asking for these things each and every week.
[00:04:38] No, the truth is obviously there's going to be emergencies that come up. Things are going to happen where someone gets sick or a car breaks down. Or other things that create a bump in the schedule that create a disruption in what you thought was going to happen. But one of the things that helps you roll with the punches and [00:05:00] make adjustments is when you've got a relatively firm scheduled to start with.
[00:05:05] Then all of a sudden it becomes much easier to make those adjustments because you could look and very quickly understand what can give, what can't give, what are the things that just aren't flexible and what are the things that are, what goes first and what goes second. If you have to open up time to take care of a sick family member, you know that you can do that because you know what you can give up and it becomes a deliberate choice instead of a reactive.
[00:05:35] This is the power of a regular weekly meeting. And again, if you've got a couple going on, it becomes powerful as well because now you're setting up a regular time to communicate. And instead of drifting apart, you can become more on one page. You can think about what's coming up. You can think about [00:06:00] how are we different from each other?
[00:06:01] What is it about me and the way I'm looking at time versus the way my partner is, because I can almost guarantee you, if you're in a relationship, the two of you are different. So for singles, that's powerful because it allows you to be active and proactive instead of reactive, and really think about your day and your time.
[00:06:22] And what's going on for couples. It adds that additional layer of accountability and communication for singles. I still recommend that if possible, you do some of this with a coach so that you do have some accountability or you find an accountability, buddy, somebody else that checks in with you and make sure that you're doing it on a regular scale.
[00:06:42] But the truth is just doing it is powerful. And you'll see the benefits for couples. I recommend that you set this up as a regular appointment with each other, preferably after the kids have gone to bed and some sort of neutral territory, perhaps with the adult beverage or [00:07:00] with some time and energy, maybe I know some people that take a walk while they're doing it.
[00:07:04] I know others. Do that, where in a relaxed environment, like a hot tub, the point is it's not about doing this and kind of a work this was a meeting and we must have this meeting today, but rather it's a bit. Getting on the same page, it's about talking about your life and your time and how you view things and what and what you think and what you've noticed.
[00:07:27] It's also not the time for accusing each other. It's not the time for saying you didn't do this, or why didn't you do this instead? It's the time for solving problems and making sure that we've got a plan in the future that works a little bit. It's not about beating each other up about the past. And when you look at it, the weekly meeting, that way you recognize that over time, you should get better and better at recognizing what are the things that are keeping you from getting done, what you want to get done, and you can [00:08:00] make small, incremental mental improvements until it gets to the place that you want it to be.
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