What I’m about to say will appear overly simple, and if you’ve been influenced by the hustle culture to any degree, this may cause you to question your beliefs.
It’s for your own good though, so here they are:
1 – Not knowing what you want
If you don’t know what you want, you won’t be able to clarify your priorities. Without priorities, everything will be important. And when everything is important, nothing is.
People with an abundance of time freedom focus on simplicity and depth. They do so by being crystal clear on their core values, desires and vision.
People with a lack of time freedom focus on complexity and shallowness. They do so by chasing after other people’s success and switching between goals, without taking time to decide what is truly important to them.
2 – Fear of missing out
We live in a world where information and opportunities are in excess.
Hence it is extremely easy to get shiny object syndrome, spread our focus across multiple directions, and end up with businesses that are overly complex and overwhelmingly expensive to run.
At the end of the day, while you have more than enough time to accomplish anything, you can’t have everything.
Instead of saying yes to opportunities out of fear of missing out, say yes to opportunities because they align with your values and vision, then proceed to say no to everything else.
This includes being okay with having empty spaces on your calendar. Not every gap must be filled with work just so you won’t miss out. Learn to soak in the present moment and let yourself be in stillness.
3 – Lack of trust in yourself and others.
With leverage, there’s no cap to what you can earn while bringing the family on multi-week holidays.
Without leverage, there will always be a limit to what you can accomplish before maxing out.
While the choice might seem obvious, people would rather run without leverage.
Not because it’s fun to burn yourself out as the Chief Executive of Everything, but because it’s less painful to bring yourself to trust others.
And since the outer reality is simply a reflection of our inner world, the lack of trust towards others is simply a reflection of our trust towards ourselves.
The next time you feel resistance towards delegating, dig deep on asking yourself why.
Did you get burnt before?
Don’t you believe that there are people out there who are more capable of handling those $10-100/hour tasks than you, so you can focus on $500-1000/hour activities?
Are you focusing on the cost of hiring, or the return on time & profit you’ll gain from doing so?
The life we live is simply an accumulation of the choices we’ve made with our time.
Get clear on what you want, focus on and only on what matters most, amplify the value of your time with leverage.
Go get it