21 May Rory Vaden | Don’t Manage Your Time… Multiply It!
Self-discipline strategist Rory Vaden joins Mitch Matthews to discuss how you can multiply your time in this episode of the DREAM. THINK. DO. podcast.
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Are you tired of all those books that tell you how to manage your time? Do you feel like they never really work for you? Yeah, me too. So now, instead of managing your time, it’s time to multiply it!!
Rory Vaden joins me on this episode to tell you how to do just that! Rory is a self-discipline strategist and New York Times bestselling author of the book, Procrastinate on Purpose.
“Anytime you say yes to one thing you are simultaneously saying no to an infinite number of others.” Tweet This
It’s no longer about managing your time, or even prioritizing it; a new generation of multipliers has arrived, and they are masters at investing time in order to get more in the future. At its foundation is a simple equation that combines importance, urgency, and significance. Learn the difference between all three, and discover the convenient diagram, known as the Focus Funnel, to help you decide what you should be spending your time on.
“Success is never owned. Success is only rented, and the rent is due every day.” Tweet This
Plus, if you’re like most people and have difficulty saying the word “no”, Rory gives you great tips on how to Navigate the No so you can say “yes” to what’s truly important.
You’re going to do great things, so give yourself the time to do them!
GrGerda JacobiPosted at 22:05h, 21 May
Thanks for making this interview available! This was the first time I”ve heard of Rory Vaden and his books. The timing was perfect! I promptly ordered his book on amazon (Kindle so I can start reading now, and hardcopy) and then I went to his site and ordered his bonus package with books and online courses! I can see this being a book I’ll want to give away. I am interested in learning, as I read, how he deals with the “tyranny of the urgent”, i.e. when you keep postponing something by putting it through the funnel, then it can go away, or it might become urgent, and then you focus on it. Isn’t that a problem – when something that may have been important but not urgent now becomes urgent, you have to make room for it suddenly, in addition to all the unscheduled things that demand attention in a regular day. Will I find the answer in the book? I’ll start reading. Do you have some insights to share about that?
Mitch MatthewsPosted at 18:53h, 28 May
Thanks so much for listening and for your kind words! And yes… Rory dives deep into the subject of the “tyranny of the urgent” in his book! I think you’ll love it!
Randy BrinsonPosted at 18:49h, 28 May
Up until Rory Vaden’s innovative thinking, there were two ways to deal with time scarcity: work more efficiently, hone your skills at setting priorities. Those two techniques remind me of struggling to make more money from a bank savings account: change banks, buy bigger denomination CDs. The traditional ways to avoid running out of time, as well as getting better returns on a savings account, in the bank analogy are quickly maxed out by even very smart and capable people.
To get more than the meager amount banks pay today, a new strategy is needed; invest outside traditional bank options.. Or print more money. (While the Federal gov’t can do this, you and I probably shouldn’t try it.!) Rory’s strategy is to think outside the banker’s box. Invest a little time wisely today to gain huge returns downstream. It’s almost like “printing time” except you don’t have to worry about the Secret Service knocking at your door.
Rory’s fresh ideas have far more potential than any time management advice that has come before. For anyone who frequently wishes s/he had more time, Rory’s book is a must read. Listening to Mitch’s conversation with Rory Vaden in this podcast and buying Rory’s Kindle book are the two smartest things I’ve done so far this year. Thanks to both of you!
Mitch MatthewsPosted at 18:51h, 28 May
Randy – Thanks so much for your kind and colorful words! Loved your insight and your feedback. Keep bringing the awesome my friend!