In this high-energy episode, Ed Mylett outlines how to maximize your time and set the tone for the day. He emphasizes the importance to keeping promises to yourself, being decisive, and living with a sense of urgency which, when combined and applied over a sustained period of time, lead to a highly-efficient and highly-successful life.
"Either you are going to control your time, or your time is going to control you."
Elite performers use time completely differently than people who perform at an average level.
1. BE IN A BIGGER HURRY
a. Elite performers are in a much bigger hurry than average people. They are in a bigger hurry to get to their destination and to their desired outcome. They talk faster, they walk faster, and they expect to arrive at their destination sooner.
b. Their expectation of arrival is significantly sooner.
It's not the lack of vision that means you're going to lose, it's a lack of type of vision - depth perception.
c. You think you are further away from your outcome, so you pace yourself like it and you jog all the time throughout your life.
d. People who have accurate depth perception - they understand how close their goals are and they are constantly in a sprint to get there throughout the day.
e. Consequently, this means that you get started earlier, and finish later.
f. Time shrinks for elite performers.
EVALUATE YOUR PACE AND BE IN A BIGGER HURRY.
2. CONTROL YOUR TIME
a. People who win control their time, they don't let their time control them.
b. YOU ARE EITHER GOING TO CONTROL YOUR TIME, OR YOUR TIME IN GOING TO
c. You are going to dictate, or you are going to react (although not all the time).
d. YOUR PHONE - this device which we have all come to know and love all too well. This
device can either speed things up or slow things down.
e. TIP - When you wake up, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PHONE FOR 30 MINUTES. Use this time to meditate, exercise, or do some other activity).
f. If you grab your phone right after waking up, you have already allowed your phone to dictate your day. If you avoid your phone early in the day, you have made the first decision and you control the day. Avoiding your phone and sticking to the decision sends a signal to the brain that you are in control.
3. WHY IS A DAY ONLY 24 HOURS? CONCEPT OF "MINI-DAYS"
a. Elite performers accomplish more in a 6-hour window than most people get done in a day.
b. When Ed was beginning in business, people used to say to him, "you are too young to win, you don't have enough experience." He thought to himself, "what can I do to handle this." You can speed up time by being more productive.
Shrink your day into 6 hour periods. "A DAY TO ME IS THAT MEASURE OF TIME. YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED WHAT YOU CAN GET DONE DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME IF YOU SHRINK THE PRIORITY WINDOW TO 6 HOURS."
6am-12pm, First Day (Work, get all important things done)
12pm-6pm, Second Day (Meetings, fun, spend time with friends and loved ones, etc)
6pm-12am, Third Day (More or less the same agenda as 2nd day)
You accomplish 3x more with this approach. If you start with this routine - 1 month quickly turns into 90 days. You now have 3 days every 24 hours - imagine the multiplication over a week, month, year.
The amount of compounding that takes place in your life with this strategy is exponential. Try this for a week or two, and you will be astonished by the results.
Imagine if you have 90 days in a month, and the rest of the world has 30. Imagine the separation that you can create between yourself and the average.
More wealth, more experiences, more achievement, more whatever you want
"I MAY NEVER GIVE YOU A GREATER GIFT THAN THE CONCEPT OF 6 HOUR DAYS."
4. ESTABLISH AN ALARM CLOCK IN YOUR MIND
There needs to be an alarm clock within you.
Where performance is measured, performance improves.
The more you shrink time frame where you measure performance the better chance you can have to alter that performance and improve it.
MOST PEOPLE MEASURE THEMSELVES EVERY YEAR, ON NEW YEARS, AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS ABOUT ONCE A YEAR
PRETTY GOOD PERFORMERS MEASURE THEMSELVES EVERY MONTH
REALLY GOOD PERFORMERS GET TOGETHER ON A SUNDAY NIGHT, MAKE ADJUSTMENTS
REALLY TOP LEVEL PERFORMERS MEASURE PERFORMANCE EVERY DAY
MAX OUT 1% PERFORMERS HAVE A CLOCK THAT GOES OFF EVERY HOUR. TOP OF EVERY HOUR, WHAT DID I DO TO MOVE CLOSER TO MY GOALS? WHAT DID I DO TO ACHIEVE MY GOALS TODAY? WHAT DO I NEED TO CELEBRATE? WHAT'S BEEN ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR? AM I CROSSING OFF MY TO-DO LIST? AM I PROPERLY NOURISHED / HYDRATED?
Measure yourself hourly.
*Max Out achievers spend 0% of their time thinking about the past.
Your Past is NOT EQUAL to your future, but your present is EQUAL TO your future.
RUN MINI DAYS AND MEASURE YOUR PERFORMANCE HOURLY
YOU WILL BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE IN EVERY FACET OF YOUR LIFE
RE-CALIBRATE AND COURSE-CORRECT, MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT, AND IMPROVE A PERFORMANCE
BE IN A BIGGER HURRY, AND WORK ON YOUR PERCEPTION OF WINNING & LOSING AND HOW CLOSE YOU ARE
BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS, AND PARTICULARLY AWARE OF YOUR PROXIMITY TO YOUR GOALS
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING IS INCREDIBLY SMALL
YOU ARE SO MUCH CLOSER TO ACHIEVEMENT THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE.
IT’S THE FACT THAT YOU THINK YOU'RE SO FAR FROM ACHIEVING THESE THINGS THAT'S CAUSING THEM TO CONSTANTLY STAY THAT FAR AWAY FROM YOU
YOU ARE KILLING YOUR GOALS AND YOUR DREAMS BY THINKING THEY ARE SO FAR AWAY
IF YOU KNEW HOW CLOSE THEY REALLY WERE, YOU WOULD RUN SO MUCH FASTER
TAKE CONTROL AND BE A DICTATOR OF YOUR TIME
LET THE REST OF THE WORLD THINK A DAY IS 24 HOURS. SOMEONE JUST MADE THAT UP - GUESS WHAT, I’VE MADE MINE UP AND MY DAYS ARE 6 HOURS.
IF THE EARTH SPINS AROUND ONCE WE CALL THAT A DAY
TIME IS A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION.
FOCUS ON THE FUTURE, AND USE YOUR TIME IN THE PRESENT. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE FOCUSED IN THE PAST.
THE PRESENT IS A GIFT. THE PAST IS GONE FOREVER. THE FUTURE IS GRAND AND POWERFUL, WE NEED TO BE FOCUSED THERE AND DREAMING ABOUT IT.
TAKE MASSIVE ACTION RIGHT NOW
SPEND 0% OF YOUR TIME THINKING ABOUT THE PAST. YOU ARE ROBBING YOUR FUTURE AND YOUR PRESENT BY THINKING / LIVING IN THE PAST. IT DOESN’T EXIST ANYMORE - ALL WE HAVE IS THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW AND OUR LIVES IN THE FUTURE
YOUR PAST DOES NOT EQUAL YOUR FUTURE. WHAT YOU DO IN THE PRESENT WILL EQUAL YOUR FUTURE.
YOUR FUTURE IS CLOSER TO YOU THAN YOU THINK IT IS IF YOU TAKE MASSIVE ACTION RIGHT NOW IN THE PRESENT.Here, we could give notice 29 days before the quarter is up, and end up having to pay 4 months. That's going to be the first thing Mike's going to notice in the contract. We didn't discuss 30 days notice.