If you’re like most entrepreneurs, feeling overwhelmed is a frequent state of mind for you.
So when my son suggested reading “Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals”, I was intrigued.
Here are my favorite insights from it so far:
- Tasks continue to appear on our list. The faster we complete them, the faster they appear.
- It makes no sense to feel overwhelmed with a long todo list. You’ll do what you can.
- The key to psychological freedom is to let go of the fantasy of getting it all done.
- Fomo (fear of missing out) makes our choices meaningful.
- The more efficient you get, the more you become “a limitless reservoir for other people’s expectations” (Jim Benson, time management expert).
I LOVE the last one!!
We all chase efficiency and productivity, so we can get more done.
But achieving productivity does not solve the challenge of busyness. It doesn’t create more peace of mind.
I’ll continue sharing my insights as I keep reading the book.
Milana is an entrepreneur, business strategist, and marketing mentor to coaches, authors, and speakers. She is the author of two books, “Coaching Millions” and “Simplicity Entrepreneurship”, the creator of telesummit. She is also the creator of Coaching Genie, an online platform for designing and delivering coaching programs with ease. She came from Soviet Ukraine almost three decades ago as a classical musician with zero knowledge of the business world and has since built multiple six and seven-figure businesses. Today she’s passionate about showing entrepreneurs how to use simplicity as a growth strategy. Goodbye complexity and overwhelm. Hello, simplicity, profits, and ease.