A lot of people ask me how I find the time to do all that I do. The blog, the radio show, the conference, running 6 companies, all the business travel, being a father to 2 young kids, and a husband. Well time is all we have.
As I have taken more family and business responsibilities I have taken away personal and fun time stuff.
Things I have given up:
Being A Sports Fan
I used to be a sports FANATIC. I could tell you any players name on any team in any sport. My TV was glued to ESPN Sportscenter 24/7.
I used to love to play console games. I purchased the UFC game when it game out over a week ago and still have not unwrapped it =(. Its becoming a trend… I have about 8 of the latest big titles that have never been played =(.
Going Out With Friends
Friends? What are those? The only time I hang out with friends is when I travel for business. My closest friends live all over the world.
If you eliminate all the stuff in your life that does not matter its amazing how much time you have. Being a sports fan was a lot of fun but even when my Green Bay Packers won the super bowl…. I still had to goto work the next monday morning.
A.D.D relevant sidenote: Some of the poorest people I know are the biggest sports fans. Thats weird but anyway…
Having children ironically showed me really how much time I have. And how I need to manage it.
Today our nanny, Carly, is on vacation and my wife is working all day so I am responsible for the children.
I woke up at 5:30 am with our 10 month old crying. Got her and coddled her until about 6:30 then gave her a bath and dressed her.
Then I started making lunch for my 2 year old. She (the 2 year old) woke up about 7ish and I got her bathed and dressed for school.
Fed both breakfast then loaded them up in the car to drop the 2 year old off ad school.
Once home from school gave a bottle of milk to the 10 month old then put her down to rest.
Now I have 1 hour or so until she wakes up. No time for instant messengers or social networks just time to get shit done.
In this 1 hour I will write this blog post, respond to all emails, and check in with my employees who have only been at work for about 30 minutes.
Anyway we all have a TON of time. We just need to eliminate the bullshit and get after it 😉