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Music Applause you may have thought that we started late but it is ironic that the first speaker would be the author of the book procrastinate on purpose how is it that we have more tips and tricks tools and Technology calendars and checklists than ever before and yet we still always seem to be behind how is it that we work longer hours we're moving faster than we've ever moved in history and yet we never seem to be caught up how is it that we know more about time management today and yet stress is that an all-time high the reason why is because everything you know about time management is wrong I first started to realize this a couple years ago it was early on a Saturday morning I was at my business partners house and I was picking him up for a very important international leader planning retreat and he has this two-year-old baby girl named Haven and Haven is the sweetest little thing you can imagine she has curly brown hair and these sweet soft brown eyes and we live in Nashville so she has a little southern accent that's developing and as I'm picking up Dustin and we're about to leave Haven comes sprinting down the hallway and she leaps and she latches on to Dustin's leg and she says daddy where are you going and he looks down at her and he says oh I'm sorry baby Haven daddy actually has to go to work today and she looks up at him and her eyes well up with tears and she says no daddy please no work today no work daddy and in that moment I realized two things the first is that I myself am NOT ready to have kids just yet the second is that even though everything that you've ever heard about time management is all logical tips and tricks' tools and technology calendars and checklists its apps it's all logic what I realized in that moment from a two-year-old is that today time management is no longer just logical today time management is emotional and how our feelings of guilt and fear and worry and anxiety and frustration those things dictate how we choose to spend our time as much as anything that's in our in our calendar on our to-do list in fact there is no such thing as time management you can't manage time time continues on whether we like it or not so there is no such thing as time management really there is only self-management well that was the first big realization that I had in order for you to understand the second I wanted to take you on a quick history of time management theory and that really began in the late 50s and 60s and it came during the Industrial Revolution and an early time management thought was all about it was one-dimensional and it was all based on efficiency and the idea with efficiency was that if we could develop tools and technology to help us do things faster then theoretically that would give us more time well there's nothing wrong with efficiency all things being equal efficiency is is better and yet there is an unfortunate limitation to efficiency as a strategy for time management and and it's evidence very well by the fact that we all carry around miniature computers in our pockets and yet somehow we're still never caught up well in the late 80s era to time management thinking emerged I feel like it was pretty much single-handedly ushered in by the late great dr. Steven Covey and dr. Covey introduced what we are referring to as two-dimensional thinking he gave us something called the time management matrix where the x-axis was urgency and the y-axis was important and the the beauty about this was that it gave us assists for scoring our tasks and then based on how they scored in these two areas we could prioritize tasks one in front of the other prioritizing is all about focusing first on what matters most and for the last twenty years this has really been the pervasive mode of thinking as it relates to time management theory and it's not that there's anything wrong with prioritizing in fact prioritizing is as valuable a skill skill today as it ever has been in history and yet even though we throw that word around like it's the end all be all the time management Theory right we say get your priorities in order or it's just you don't have the right priorities well unfortunately maybe that's not really the case because there is a massive limitation to prioritizing that nobody ever talks about and that is this there's nothing about prioritizing that creates more time all prioritizing does is take item number seven on your to-do list and it bumps it up to number one which is valuable in and of itself but it doesn't do anything inherently to create more time and it does nothing to help you accomplish the other items on your to-do list I mean if you think about efficiency efficiency is kind of like running on a hamster wheel and if you think of prioritizing it's really about borrowing time borrowing time from one activity to spend on another it's kind of like juggling and that really describes the way that we we even talk about time I'm I'm juggling a lot or I'm trying to balance a lot and in that paradigm there's only two strategies one is to do things faster or to do more things and that is what the world kind of feels like right how does it feel to know that really all we are is a bunch of juggling hamsters sprinting towards an inevitable crash landing you cannot solve today's time management problems with yesterday's time management thinking what we've noticed is the emergence of a new type.

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