I'm not going to lie. My skillz in time management are often lacking. Part of it is because life interferes. The other part is because I let life interfere, and I end up thoroughly distracted in a not-so-good-way. I'm subscribed to a whole mess of emails from business I find inspiring that help me to combat this. At the very least, if I'm going to waste time, it's going to be "wasted" learning from others I admire.
The people are: Marie Forleo, Laura Roeder, Justine Smith, and Ramit Sethi. These people sell their knowledge, essentially, but they also provide great tools for free in their emails. I am more than happy to pay attention and follow along. I've already learned some great things from reading said emails, watching videos, and downloaded their how-to-guides, etc.
Ramit Sethi won my attention today (but Miss Marie was a close second today -- love that lady ♥), and let me tell you why: This man gets right to the point. He's even what some people might think of as, well, a big jerk! It's not so much that he's a jerk, it's that he gets straight to the point. No sugar coating. If you don't like it, he encourages you to leave.
Here's part of what the awesome email I got today from him that I found to be particularly poignant:
• "Time is as much a mindset as it is the minutes ticking away as you’re reading this."
• "How much time are you spending on stuff that doesn’t give you anything back?"
• "...results — not time — are what matter."
If you are looking for a swift kick in the rear in the form of an email to help motivate you? I highly recommend subscribing to these people, especially Ramit. If you're a bit sensitive... I'd probably start off with Marie. She's funny. Ramit? You might not like him the way I like him.
Anyhow. Just thought I'd share the interesting things I've come across that are tick-ticking away in my brain. I feel like I'm on the cusp of an idea that's just within my grasp that could be utterly amazing.
Do you ever get that feeling? It's a bit like teetering on the edge of something, but giddy like you're about to jump into a ball pit like a little kid to swim around. :)