The Time of Your Life is a project dedicated to helping type-A women organize their personal + professional lives so they can finally do it all without feeling burned out.
The desire for freedom is something that every entrepreneur grapples with at some point or another. Often, freedom is the main reason we get into this lifestyle in the first place. We want flexible hours, autonomy, and we dream of making a real difference in the lives of others.
Usually, when entrepreneurs talk about freedom, what they’re really talking about is time. Having control over how they spend their time, having more time to dedicate to family, getting more done in less time - it all comes back to this.
Because time is our most precious resource, we want to maximize it. But despite all of the “quick tips” and “hacks” out there for us to try, entrepreneurs still feel like they’re coming up short. There’s always more work to do or a new deadline looming. And, if entrepreneurs ever want the dream of freedom to become their reality, they need something greater than productivity tips.
Enter the magic of systems.
Entrepreneurs always tell me, “I don’t have time to get organized right now.”
And, on some level, I understand where they’re coming from. Because entrepreneurs feel so time-poor, the idea of setting aside time to set up systems for their business seems impossible.
It’s easy to think that when you have more time you’ll do things differently. But the truth is...more time doesn’t come until you change how you’re operating.
“Hustling” isn’t going to get you where you want to be any faster. It’s like the difference between spending 20 hours chopping down a tree instead of spending 20 minutes sharpening your ax.