Who’s Stealing Your Time? The Answer May Surprise You.

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Who’s stealing your time?

Do you ever feel like someone or something is stealing your time? Well, you’re right.

Time thievery is real, and it’s usually got a lot to do with your unrecognized time issues.

Those issues are the ones that tie your plans in knots and sabotage your priorities. They’re generally invisible because they work best that way. They run riot and throw wrenches into everything until you start seeing them. Then you put yourself in charge and start making changes.

One step at a time…

To first see and then address those time issues, the best way to make progress is one small step at a time. As you become proficient in recognizing them and putting a stop to their thieving, the results will delight you.

So, let’s get started: How do you start to recognize your unique time issues?

So, what’s the first step?

The issues that are most likely to trip you up are the ones that live in your blind spots. Things like unexamined ideas about time that you’ve carried from childhood and wishful or magical thinking about time provide a fertile breeding ground for lots of problems. These kinds of hidden misconceptions steal your power.And, because they aren’t visible to you, they feel like they’re outside your control.

They aren’t, of course. And as you start unmasking these misconceptions, you’ll feel the balance of power shift.

A quick quiz will help…

The quiz that follows will help you to identify which time issues are stopping you from achieving your goals. Instead of just reading through, I suggest taking the quiz and fully experiencing the
benefits.  It’s simple and fast.

First, fill in the blanks below:

Question: What’s blocking your path?

Answer: ________ keeps me from doing what I need to do.

Question: What never gets done?

Answer: I never get around to _________________________.

Question: What time traits do you judge in yourself?

Answer: I judge myself as being ______________________.

Question: What excuses do you fall back on when plans fall apart?

Answer: I would get everything taken care of, if only _______________.

Go a little deeper…

Write down the statement you completed that impacts you the most. Then ask yourself the following question:

How can I stand in my power to change this?

Close your eyes. Envision yourself living a powerful new life script. Feel it down to your toes.

  • Describe this new vision in one sentence.
  • Name one gain. How does it expand its presence in your life?
  • What benefits do you receive?

Gains and losses…

Moving into something new involves letting go of something old. Honoring this fact is key to your long-term success. So, notice what loss accompanies the benefits you receive.

  • As the loss begins to surface, name it and describe it.
  • Give it a voice. What does it tell you?
  • How do you feel?

This loss is the price you pay for recognizing your time thieves and exercising more power over your time choices.

Exploring what you will receive and what you must give up sharpens your focus. Look around. You stand at a significant crossroads. Are you willing to sustain the losses that accompany important
gains? Consciously committing to accept the losses that come with your gains gives you enormous power over the invisible thieves that had been stealing your time.

What other ‘voices’ steal your time?

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. It’s not just the words, it’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger.

So, what can you do?

Give yourself a big boost with my Voices Package.  It includes my Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! This book offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap.

Click this link to get started on your empowering journey today.

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