You don’t have time for a crisis because you are creating your own

Someone asked me yesterday what is the best tool for managing time – I said a watch?

Which sounded facetious – but I was being genuine 

Of course there are plenty of tools and techniques for managing our time.

But ultimately it comes down to the choices we make.

There was a time when I looked at my diary for the following week with a sigh with relief.

Because it looked relatively clear.

But come Sunday night it was maxed out, which also brought some relief because it meant I was busy –  I must be doing something right. Right?

But it didn’t allow me to deal with a crisis, which was a crisis in itself.

There was always something to deal with that I didn’t see coming.

Furthermore I’d maxed my diary with meaningless meetings and conversations that weren’t aligned to my vision – or maybe my vision and objectives weren’t clear or big enough to guide me?

Over the years I have learnt to be disciplined and block out my diary – I have learnt to diarise other priorities that focus on my physical and mental wellbeing.

And I don’t feel guilty for replacing work for these types of things even though the entrepreneur is supposed be 110% all the time.

Today let’s listen to what our physical and mental health is calling out for and find a rhythm around them.

When we go all in on our health, relationships and mindset the rewards are much greater.

Rather than being a slave to the work and the diary and thus feeling mentally drained from our own crisis.