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Really awesome strategies for getting back in control of your time...


So much “productivity advice” focuses on the wrong thing...

Discussions around time management and productivity often focus on getting more things done in less time.

The Internet has elevated efficiency as the single most-important trait in being productive. And yet folks everywhere are still struggling to end their week without feeling frustrated, tired, and behind on their tasks. What's up with that?

When your primary measure of success is based on the quantity of things you're getting done then you'll never win. It gets even worse if you feel a requirement to get everything done before you let yourself rest and relax.

The solution is not found in a better calendar app, task manager, or morning/evening routine. While those things are all great, they're not the right place to start.

The starting line for taking ownership of your time is to have clarity on your values...

The Rare Sweet Spot of time and values

How much is a lack of clarity costing you in wasted time and energy?

You alone are in charge of how you spend your time.

Over the next few days, let me help you learn how to spend your time even better...

Lesson 1
What Is Time Ownership and Why Does It Matter?

Lesson 2
Why Most Productivity Advice Focuses on the Wrong Thing

Lesson 3
The Five Myths of Time Management

Lesson 4
What is an Urgency Mindset?

Lesson 5
How to Give Your Day Some Breathing Room

Lesson 6
Overcoming Procrastination and Developing a Bias Toward Action

Get some breathing room in your day

Make sure you're spending your time on the things that matter most.

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You Can't Manage Time

You can only spend it...

If you start with 5 minutes, there’s no way to manage them well enough that they will grow into 6 minutes.

However… what you can do is manage how you spend your time.

Take ownership of your time and draw a line in the sand that says you alone will responsible for making sure you spend your time on the things that are important to you.

Ultimately, taking ownership of your time is unto something — it’s a means to an end. And that end is the living of life. How you spend your time is, quite literally, how you are living your life.

This is easier said than done. You have responsibilities, commitments, and demands on your time that may feel outside of your control. But we have already helped thousands of people get organized and back in control.

We’ll be diving into all of that and more during the simple lessons in this free email course.

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Shawn Blanc

Shawn Blanc

The Time Ownership course is written by Shawn Blanc, founder of The Focus Course. Shawn is a writer, small-business owner, productivity coach, and creative entrepreneur living in Kansas City with his wife and three sons. For more than a decade he's been teaching and learning about creativity, diligence, and focus. His online courses have helped thousands of people do their best creative work while learning to thrive in the midst of life's tensions.

Additional Resources

Once you've signed up for the free email course, here are some additional articles and videos that can help you:

* Why We Need a Focused Life

* Do Less

* How and Why I Schedule Every Minute

* Maintaining Focus When Life is Extra Busy (video)

* How to Get Time For Your Projects

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