Friday’s BOLD LAW from KW MAPS NLP Coach George Gillas… ” All work expands to the time allowed “
All work expands to the time allowed.
Can this be a problem? Since we have 12 months in a year to get things done, does it make it easy to put things off?
168 hours in a week — “I can do it tomorrow…”
24 hours in a day— “I can get back to lead gen later…”
3 hours of lead gen — “I can pick it back up after I return these emails and texts…”
If all work expands to fill the time allowed, what could happen if you purposely compress time? How much could you get done if you focused – really focused on one hour? Imagine doing this – uninterrupted focus for 50 minutes then a 10 minute break. One hour block.
Does sixty minutes give you an opportunity for procrastination? Then what could happen if you decide to be “in the zone” for 45 minutes? Forty on with a five minute break?
Why the break? Is that time to go goof off? Sometimes yes, sometimes not. At minimum, the break is time to mentally switch gears for your next focused block.
Let’s be real… some people work well for 3 or 4 hour time blocks, others need shorter intervals. Stop forcing yourself to fit into a self-management of time that someone else says works for them. What really matters is results…
So if you know you can commit to 40 minutes – do it. Truly commit to be focused. Test it for a few days or a week. Monitor your progress. You may find that this is your sweet spot or you may discover that 50 on and 10 off works better. You may even stretch some activities to a longer block. At least this way it is your choice and your commitment.
Who cares what the blocks look like… no one says they all have to be even hours. Getting results – staying fresh – and being in control of yourself through the flow of time is all that really matters.
Contributed by KCN leader Don Aldrich & KW MAPS NLP Coach George Gillas