And make time to be there!
In this world, everybody wants every thing.
Give yourself at least an hour every day to just.. Be.
Put your phone down & step away from your computer.
Do you remember what it was like before the world was so toxically interconnected? Do you remember reading labels of food, shampoo, or maybe even books on topics you were interested in?
People have FOMO from social media, but while the focus lies there, they are missing out on Real Life – you know, the stuff that happens when you look up from your anxiety-inducing, glorified tracking device.
We all want to manage our time; make the most of this short & limited time we have on this Earth right? There is so much we can do all the time! I HAVE to check my Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, etc. right? Stay up to speed on my emails?
It all comes down to time – and managing time.
Most of us are terrible at this task for a few different reasons:
- Lack of focus
- Lack of understanding your value
- The insane obsession our culture has with multi-tasking & quantity of output versus quality of that output
Time is valuable but placing value on time can be a dangerous thing. Don’t place such a high value on your time that nothing is worth your time; you’re managing your time but in those moments you must make the most of what you’re spending your time on – you didn’t go to a baseball game to scroll on your phone.
Placing value on your time also makes your interactions transactional – not relational; functional, not pragmatic.
As with anything with value, its value depreciates over… yep, Time.
What I’m trying to get at is the fact that we need to STOP IN THE MOMENT.
Stop to listen to what people are saying to you; hear their words & read their faces.
Stop talking to advance yourself to a sale; ask questions & listen.
Really listen when people talk to you – THERE IS A REASON THEY ARE TALKING TO YOU!
In my experiences in life, people are attracted to certain people because they trust them; they can unload some of their fears & anxieties on them – and this is a huge honor! Everybody is walking around with a million thoughts flooding the brain, so we can’t solely think of moving towards the sale or towards our ultimate goal in talking with someone.
Sometimes the most important connections made in business are made because of things completely unrelated to business.
Structuring your day & managing your time is an important task that has to be done. But as you’re going through your day, don’t lose sight of what is truly important in life; make the most of your minutes by diving in & being highly engaged with people.
Be something we need more of – a real, genuine, & caring person.