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Make Time

Have you ever used the excuse of “not having enough time” for not doing something that was important to you? I bet you have.

Not enough time to read.

Not enough time to exercise.

Not enough time to meditate or do yoga.

Not enough time to plan.

Not enough time for social media marketing.

Not enough time to write that blog or book.

Not enough time to eat healthy.

Not enough time to spend it with people who matter to you.

We all have 24 hours each day and yet as individuals, we make very different choices around how we choose to spend that time.

This past week, I’ve been in Ottawa.  I came into town for a friend’s wedding, to work on strategy with a client, host a two-day workshop, AND do some work on my business with Cassandra. My time was pretty much eaten up from the moment I arrived last week until the time I depart later this afternoon.

As I was planning my trip, I remembered a phone call I didn’t have time to take earlier this year.  The person calling was my sister and when I didn’t make time to answer the first time, she called back. That’s when she told me my dad had just suffered a heart attack.

As I contemplated my lack of time in Ottawa this week, I decided to make time to drive the 40 minutes out of town to go and see my Dad.  I don’t really have enough time to do this, but I chose to make the time because it’s important to me.

Ask yourself what is important to you, and you'll find that you have more than enough time. #Entrepreneurship Share on X

The difference between those of us who are living our lives fully and those who are running on not enough time is choice.

Sometimes you need to slow down and ask yourself, what are your priorities and how do you want to spend your time?icons8-team-643498-unsplash

When you do that, when you ask yourself what is important to you, you’ll find that you have more than enough time.  As human beings, we waste a lot of time.

We waste time watching television, scrolling social media and other apps on your mobile device.

And the worst part is that we miss a lot of opportunities in the process.

You own your 24 hours and while you might like to rationalize that you don’t have control, you have more control than you want to accept responsibility for so…

Make time for the people who matter.

Make time to market your business.

Make time to think and invest in your own learning.

Make time for self-care, quiet time and reading.

Make time for all the stuff you long to do, but feel as though you don’t have enough time for.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you’re going to schedule time for this week that you “didn’t have enough time for” in the past.


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Lisa Larter

Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.

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