Why Time Management isn’t working: Enter Purpose Management

Today’s leadership prompt: If you had to reduce your to-do list to ONE goal today, could you articulate it?

If I had a dime for everytime someone said to me, “I’m so busy” or “I’m under water,” I’d be a billionaire. 

I get it. Single, married, corporate employee, entrepreneur, Mother, Father, no children…we live in a world that’s addicted to doing, busying, and pleasingBut it’s not a time management issue, it’s a purpose issue. 

If you were about to start a client meeting, I have a hunch you wouldn’t take an impromptu call that would impact your ability to be on time to the meeting? 

If you had a new baby that had to be fed every three hours, you wouldn’t take an extra hour responding to emails, leaving the baby malnourished.

In both cases, you’d be clear on your purpose.

More often than not, our busyness is a direct result of 

*check mark* not having clear goals and 

*check mark* not aligning our actions with those goals. 

We fill our time with lots of tasks that we do out of pleasing and our need for validation. We forget about our boundaries and behave as though ‘everything is urgent’

So I ask you to consider — in your leadership today, are you managing your time, or are you managing your purpose?

If you had to reduce your to-do list to ONE goal today, could you articulate it?

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