“Everything you know about time management is wrong. That is the premise we started from as we began the journey of trying to answer the question ‘How do the most successful people today choose to spend their time?’…
Successful people think differently. And it is their thinking that shapes a different set of choices they make, which ultimately yields incredibly different results from the rest of us.
The most popular frameworks that the majority of the working world uses to understand, discuss and dissect time management have either been drastically enhanced or completely discarded by the people who most effectively multiply their time.
Why do these people think differently? …
It’s because these Multipliers have realized that creating the next level of results requires the next level of thinking.”
~ Rory Vaden from Procrastinate on Purpose
Rory Vaden tells us we can choose one of three options:
- We can manage our time.
- We can prioritize our time.
- We can multiply our time.
The most successful among us learn how to MULTIPLY their time.
Rory calls them Multipliers and this book is all about the 5 Permissions (Eliminate + Automate + Delegate + Procrastinate + Concentrate) that help us create more time for ourselves tomorrow than we had today. (Get a copy of the book here.)
I read this book the day after I finished the Note for Rory’s first book, Take the Stairs. Although Rory wrote Take the Stairs before Procrastinate on Purpose, he considers this one a prequel to his first book, not a sequel.
Whereas Take the Stairs is all about ACTION (!), this book is all about making sure you’re taking the *right* action.
First, we need to decide what’s worth doing and THEN we can put all our energy into crushing it. We need to remember that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step. And, if that first step points us in the wrong direction we might wind up 2,000 miles away from our intended destination. :)
I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!
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