I have published this blog written by Grant Cardone, bestselling author, sales trainer, speaker, and entrepreneur, as I strongly believe that everybody should know how to balance, control and maximise their time spent in both the office and at home. After having recently published Grant’s 4 easy steps to keep on track, I believe this blog re finding the balance will also further support you with keeping on track.
THE TIME YOU SPEND AT HOME IS JUST AS VALUABLE AS IN THE OFFICE
You need to control your time at home rather than just haphazardly try to manage it. Setting priorities—not just at the office but at home—makes you boss of your own time. The busier you become, the more you have to manage, control and prioritize. Although I certainly don’t have some scientific formula that will magically make this easier, I can tell you one thing: If you start with a commitment to success and then agree to control time, you will create an agenda that accommodates all you want.
You have to decide how you are going to use your time. You must command, control, and squeeze every second out of your weekends. If you don’t do this, you will have people with different agendas pulling you in all sorts of directions. My schedule works for me because everyone in my life, from my wife to the people who work with me, knows what is most important to me and understands how I value time—even at home.
You’re frequently encouraged to “slow down, relax, take it easy, find balance” and just “be happy” with where you are and what you have. Although this can sound great in theory, it can be very difficult for people who abandon every decision to be in control of their lives. Most people can’t simply “relax and take it easy” because they never do enough to free themselves from the meager existence that comes as a result of mediocre actions.
If you work 9 to 5, you should still have a purpose, a mission, and a sense of accomplishment the other 128 hours a week you’re not at your job. People who promote the new age, esoteric advice to “take it slow” are encouraging a mindset that isn’t doing you any good. Consider the types of traits this thinking has created in you: laziness, procrastination, lack of urgency, sloth, tendency to blame others, irresponsibility, entitlement, expecting someone else to solve your problems.
Wake up! No one is going to save you.
No one is going to take care of your family or your retirement. No one is going to “make things” work out for you. The only way to do so is to utilize every moment of every day at 10X levels.
Happiness, security, confidence, and fulfilment come from utilising your gifts and energy to achieve whatever you’ve decided success is for you. And it requires every bit of your time, which is yours to control.
If you want to turn your life around, think about what are some of your own time wasters? How much time do you spend on wasteful activities every day (e.g., watching television, smoking, drinking, oversleeping, video games)?
Control your time at home to control your life!
Look, I’m just telling you like it is—if you want to improve your life it starts with how you spend your time at home.
What else are you doing on your weekends to improve your life?
Blog originally published by Grant Cardone.