EPS 11: Take Back Your Power: The Yes/No List

In this episode, you will learn how to:

·     Analyze and prioritize your to do lists and daily schedule for maximum impact

·     Say no to the things that do not serve you and create space for the things that do

·     Audit your calendar

·     Increase productivity so you can complete the RIGHT things

Do you find yourself running out of time at the end of the day for the things you want to accomplish?

We are busier than ever, but time is the great equalizer. Think about it! You have the same hours in the day than any number of successful people– so let’s dial in how we can make the most of it!

Family. Friends. Our phones. Social Media. Work obligations…the list can go on and on with all the good things we fill our time with but also, the things that drain us of our energy and resources, leaving us depleted and unable to focus on what truly matters to us!

Let’s evaluate all the things on our plate and decide which things can stay and what stories, feelings or tasks need to be eliminated. Here is the hard truth: if you want success in any area of your life, you need to say NO to many, many things. The success you have on any given thing is directly connected to how tight your focus is. By saying YES to one thing, you have to say NO to many others.

Today, I will be giving tips and tricks to regaining power over your schedule (and ultimately your life!) by creating the Yes/No list to establish clear boundaries on what will move us forward and what is holding us back from truly living the lives that we dream of!

Action Steps:

·     Get out a piece of paper. Fold it vertically, and on one side write YES and on the other side, NO. (15:58)

-Start with the things that you are saying YES to. It can be an action, a story you tell yourself, where you spend your time, a feeling or emotion….do these things currently serve you and your best interests? If not, shift it over to your NO list!

-What are you saying NO to? Be intentional!

·     Audit your calendar! (22:16)

-Open your calendar, look at what you had on your schedule a week back and look a week ahead. What is on there that should not be and what is missing that should be there? Show me your calendar (and your bank account) and I will show you your priorities. Take an honest look at where your time is going!!! If something is truly important to you, you schedule and make time for it. It will show up on your calendar if it REALLY matters! What is on there out of obligation or habit? Change accordingly!

Suggested Reading:

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (14:15) Gary Keller https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1885167776/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thesparknow20-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1885167776&linkId=09403bdab13aee213572934ae4a080f9

Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth and Prosperity (20:33) Dean Graziosi https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401956874/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thesparknow20-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1401956874&linkId=f6cf44b5298ae1060b1f7e0338c989fd