Episode 61: 5 Ways To Multiply Your Time

Episode 61 Show Notes


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Key quote: “There is no such thing as time management. There is only self-management.” -Rory Vaden


Priority Dilution 

  • delaying “the day’s most important activities by consciously or unconsciously allowing our attention to shift to less important tasks.” 
  • This is a common problem for high achievers who push for excellence and are asked to do more as a result (p. 6).


Managing and Prioritizing Your Time

  • Prioritizing your time is an important skill but it has limits, as it “simply borrows from one area of your life to focus on another,” providing no strategy for what to do with remaining tasks (p. 39).


3-Dimensional Thinking About Time

While most people are still making decisions based only on the two-dimensional model of factoring in Importance and Urgency, Multipliers make a third calculation that is based on Significance.”


2 Dimensional Thinking

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Eisenhower Matrix Urgency/Importance


3-Dimensional Thinking About Time

Urgency: How soon does this matter?

Importance: How much does this matter?

Significance: How long is this going to matter?




Big Takeaways:


  • Tasks enter the top of the FOCUS FUNNEL.
  • Eliminate: Tasks that are unnecessary and can be removed from your to-do list.
  • Automate: Tasks that can be delegated or automated to save time.
  • Delegate: Tasks that can be assigned to others.
  • Procrastinate on Purpose: Deliberately postponing tasks that aren't immediate priorities but may become important in the future.
  • Concentrate: Concentration is the permission to devote your full attention and energy to your most critical tasks.

Call to Action


  • At the top of these show notes, you can print a picture of the Focus Funnel.
  • Print it.
  • Hang it by your desk.
  • Ask yourself these questions about your next task:
  • Eliminate?, Automate?, Delegate?Procrastinate?, Concentrate!


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