Time is a created thing. Podcast host Jared Siegel uses the rocks, pebbles, sand, and water in a jar story as a motif to discuss effective time management in this solo episode of Success That Lasts.

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Here are a few highlights from this week’s episode:

  • We often mistake being busy with being important. However, when we’re busy but not effective, it creates stress.
  • The foundations for effective time management are laid when you identify your priorities — your “big rocks.”
  • “You waste years by not wasting hours,” Jared quotes. He talks about the dichotomy of being highly effective while also freeing your mind to think in “white space.”
  • “Chunking” refers to the activity of hyperfocusing on one task, in which you achieve a state of flow. “Flow” is when you’re so focused on the task at hand that time seems to disappear.
  • Jared shares insights about the attention economy.
  • Time is a created thing; saying “I don’t have time,” is really saying, “I don’t want to.”

Resources

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Cortana by Microsoft

The Social Dilemma trailer on Netflix

How to Reduce Distractions in Microsoft Outlook video by Kevin Stratvert

Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt

Success That Lasts: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness with David Miller

Success That Lasts: Managing Your Time Wisely with Paul Schlumpberger