There is no such thing as time management, only self management, says Rory Vaden during his Social Media Marketing podcast with Michael Stelzner, and I couldn’t agree more with him. I often find that the abundance of apps and tools that are designed to help you “manage time”, ultimately take more time from you – nobody can manage time, but you can manage how you spend it.
Rory Vaden, the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs—a bold new way to get things done, has his new book out, titled Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time, and I encourage you to listen to the podcast (here), and read the book. As Rory explains during the interview “In the world we live in today, time management isn’t just logical, it’s emotional. Our feelings of guilt, fear, worry and anxiety, as well as our desire for success and our need to feel valued dictate how we spend our time—as much as our inbox, our to-do list and our calendar do. There’s also a new type of thinker that has emerged: the multiplier.”
In his new book Rory Vaden explains his strategy on how to procrastinate on purpose and multiply your time.
You multiply time by giving yourself the emotional permission to invest time in the things today that create more time or results tomorrow.
Check out his website here, and his books here: Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time and Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success.
I also loved the quote below, which Rory shared at the end of his interview on Social Media Marketing podcast. You have to give your best each and every day.
“Success is never owned, success is rented, and the rent is due ever day.”
*If you are interested in this topic, you might also like Greg McKeown’s book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. I talk about it in my blog post here.