It is critical during any time in your life that you establish a very disciplined schedule to keep yourself focused and productive at all times. It’s easy to become halted and thus find yourself doing little more than being worried and unproductive. As the saying goes, when the going gets tough—the tough MUST get going. Any production or action done in adequate quantities on a daily basis is better than no production—and it will get you results. The word production comes from the word produce, which means to cause to have existence or to happen or bring about. It also means to compose, create or bring out by intellectual or physical effort. If you want to cause something to have existence, you must multiply time by actions to produce the economy you desire. Don’t just think of an economy in terms of money but of all the elements that compose it—goods, services, goodwill, clients, resources, equipment, activity, contact, and any efforts at production. In order to maximize your time and efforts:
- Write down a detailed account of your day and efforts to see exactly where your time is going.
Most people have no clue what they do with their time but still complain that they don’t have enough. If you don’t know how much time you have — or need — how can you expect to manage it? Logging your time will help you see all the ways in which you waste it — the little things you may do that in no way contribute to your success. Look at any action that isn’t helping you become more successful– think online games, television, napping, drinking. If you don’t manage your time, you will waste it.
- Next, 10X your schedule and dominate your time. Live your life by the 10X Rule and tackle your projects like your life depends on it—because it does. Manage every action as though you have a camera on you every step of the way. To show you the discipline needed to apply the proper time and actions to live by a 10X schedule.
I put together my own 10X Beastmode 24-Hour Clock: 05:00 – 05:45 – Kids 05:45 – 06:15 – Workout 06:15 – 06:30 – Breakfast 06:30 – 06:45 – Get Dressed 06:45 – 07:00 – Drive to Work 07:00 – 08:00 – Work 08:00 – 08:15 – Executive Meeting 08:15 – 09:00 – Work 09:00 – 09:30 – Sales Meeting 09:30 – 11:30 – Work 11:30 – 12:00 – Lunch 12:00 – 12:45 – Production 12:45 – 16:00 – Work 16:00 – 16:15 – Drive Home 16:15 – 18:00 – Work 18:00 – 18:45 – Kids 18:45 – 21:00 – Work 21:00 – 22:00 – Honey Time 22:00 – 05:00 – Sleep
- See every action through to completion. Make no excuses. Adopt a “take-no-prisoners” attitude. Approach every situation with a Whatever It Takes mindset. Sound too aggressive? Sorry, but that is the outlook required to win nowadays.
Any efforts—even poorly executed ones—will aid your progress toward advancing and conquering, especially if you make them regularly and follow them up with subsequent action. It’s especially important during a period of contraction to develop a disciplined commitment to using your time and energy. Most people don’t have enough of the “advance” component in their daily schedules. If you want to move yourself, your dreams or your ideas forward you have to do a lot and you have to do a lot consistently. The truth is success does not merely “happen.” It is the result of relentless, proper actions taken over time. Only those who operate with the appropriate view and corresponding actions will have success. Be great Grant Cardone