Your Time Courage — A Gift that Keeps on Giving

Your time courage starts here…

Your time courage is one of the keys to finding more productivity and satisfaction in your life.

What do I mean by time courage?

Well, it’s a choice. And the thing is when you make a choice that adds to your time, it both takes your courage and gives you back even more courage.

You and your time…

Don’t you just love it when you feel energized, alert and confident? You easily say no to distractions. You meet your challenges and flow from one task to the next.

And there’s that special glow when you review everything you got done … you close out your day feeling content and grateful.

But then, along comes a day when nothing seems to go right.  Your productivity stalls, ideas dry up, and you feel desperate and on edge. Not only that but what happened to your schedule? Somewhere along the line, it got lost in the shuffle.

This is where your time courage comes in:

At times like that, I suggest that you take a moment, grab your magnifying glass, and try a bit of detective work.  Check out the usual suspects.  Could fear be stealing your time?  The more carefully you look, the more clues you will find. And you may be surprised when you finally uncover this particular culprit.

For example, fear-fueled urgency is a sneaky time thief, because it’s disguised as a desire to save time. You might hear yourself say, “I’ve just got to do this RIGHT NOW!” Yet, as you have probably learned, when you jump in impulsively, you can commit time-consuming errors. Although urgency seems brash, it is really a fear-induced behavior. Understanding this gives you the power to stop urgency in its tracks.

Here’s an Urgency Antidote:

The next time you feel like leaping first and looking later, ask yourself, “What are 3 other options I have that don’t require rushing ahead?”

Notice how this helps you refocus on your own abilities. Focusing on your areas of capability reduces anxiety because you are experiencing the abundance of your resourcefulness, instead of fearing a loss from somewhere “out there”.

Also, when you consider new options, you take a fresh look at the situation. Perhaps you will see things you overlooked, back when you were in overdrive. And those details might be just what you need to keep you on track to success.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but you can save a lot of time by slowing down and asking yourself timely questions. And success builds on success. The more you tap into your strengths, the less fear you’ll feel.

So, how will you activate your time courage today?  What one step will you take?

For more help…

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

You see, the Inner Critic is a negative, debilitating and constant presence in your life.  And it’s not just the words. It’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger. 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. So, what can you do?

Give yourself a big boost with 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! Part of my popular Voices Package, this E-Guide offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

“This guidebook is by a secret genius as far as I’m concerned.
Her name is Paula Eder and she is absolutely brilliant
when it comes to how to be in relationship with self and
how to be in relationship with time.”
Heather Dominick

You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. As you exercise this power, you’ll develop new clarity and confidence – and transform your time.

“These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap, so don’t wait. Click this link to learn more about the Voices Package and get started on your empowering journey today.

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