Valuing Time & Mindset with Wine On Our Pants
Host: Michael Duncan
Drink: Radio Boka - Tempranillo Spain
When you appreciate with humility the opportunity to learn, things are always happening to you. Even if it's spilling wine down your pants, hey Conrad hey, nudge nudge.
In this week's episode, we talk about the value of your time and how to use it wisely. Later in the episode discuss the mindset journey and how to set yourself up for success.
This round is on Michael Duncan with the support of Matt Hanham, Travis Hayto, Jacob Moffit & Conrad “Conye-Swaggy C” Francis. The Simple Minds Podcast unravels topics such as personal development, philosophy, life and business - one drink at a time.
- Value of Time [3:50]
- The Journey of Mindset [30:00]
Value of time [3:50]
Before we dive in, I think it’s only right to mention that during the episode recording, Conrad made a right mess of himself.
Michael brought in a nice Radio Boka Tempranillo for everyone to enjoy, but Conrad decided to spill it all over his white pants instead. It’s his own fault really, its September. You’re past labor day mate. But everything is an opportunity to learn and grow. Which brings me to the content Travis brought to the group.
Time. Why do we obsess over time? Why do to use the time to justify our actions and excuses?
Travis reads a quote by the Dalai Lama start the discussion.
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” - Dalai Lama
Travis is a list maker. He uses lists to keep track of the tasks in his life and to keep himself accountable. Travis asks the group - how do you manage your time?
Michael has brought someone into his business recently. Prior, he worked alone and his time and how he spent it was his own responsibility. However, now he’s learning how to use his time more wisely to serve people within his business. Michael uses the task manager program Wrike to keep track of tasks and ensure business runs efficiently.
What we forget, or what we choose to ignore is that time is essentially a social construct. After reading The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom, Conrad stopped wearing a watch. He won’t be a slave to the construct of time. If you love what you do, time shouldn’t be an issue. But it all comes back to purpose. What is your purpose in life? What is it that you want to achieve in your lifetime? And what are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your mission? You choose how you live your life, no one else. If you have something you want to set to achieve, then value how you choose to spend your time. Don’t waste it.
Jacob uses a spreadsheet to map out his perfect week. Categorising into family, work and fitness. He maps out what is important to him first, and then what is non-negotiable. Jacob chooses to prioritise what makes him happy above anything else.
The moment you’re living is gone forever. You get one shot at it. If you’re looking to grow, and develop your mindset you need to prioritise your time. Value it. Don’t mess yourself about.
We’re all on a journey, man [30:00]
We promise, after this, we’re on a two-week Impact Theory ban. It’s just so good. Forgive us. Or not, it’s just Conrad. Alright, enough jabs at Conrad, let's dive in.
Your brain is holding you back. Don’t look at us, Garrain Jones said it. On an interview on Impact Theory, transformation coach Garrain Jones speaks on how he changed his life by removing his negative patterns of thinking.
It’s all mindset. Easier said than done, we get that.
To make any change in your life, you need to commit to it, and actually hold yourself accountable. You need to commit to the mindset of change. No journey is linear, no one has an easy run at it. But the precursor to learning is to be humble enough to learn. When you can appreciate with humility and gratitude for the opportunity to learn, things are always happening for you.
Our challenge to you this week is - become more aware of your reactions to a situation. Take a step back and understand whether it’s within or out of your control. Can you put a positive spin on it? Can you use it as an opportunity to learn?
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How do you manage your time?
Mentioned in This Episode:
- The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
- Your Brain is Holding You Back - Garrain Jones on Impact Theory