How do you choose what you do? How often do you tell people that you don't have time?
I am often asked how do I do it? Manage my job as regional director, travelling and doing speeches, organizing conferences, promoting my book while being a present and involved mum to 2 relatively small children (7 & 9 years old), wife and somehow fit yoga and meditation courses into my life.
I cut my hair!
Sounds crazy right?
However, the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.
Until March 2018 I had long curly hair that either ended up in a bun or ponytail most days or I had to go to the hairdresser or get up earlier to iron it straight - all of the above added to very stressful mornings for both my children and myself.
Now, the mornings are so much more relaxed and the 30 min I use to spend on getting my hair in order I now spend doing yoga and meditation and if we wake up late my hair is not giving me a bad "hair day" feeling.
All the moments that I have spend "correcting" my hair during the day are gone.
I am not saying that this is the solution for everyone, I'm rather saying look at what take away precious time for you - what are your time wasters?
Steve Jobs was famous for starting the trend of black polo and jeans every day. I work together with a woman who has one dress (in many different colors) always the same. She said"mornings are quick, as I just take one, put on and go" not wasting precious time and brain capacity on choosing what do I wear today. Which probably is a major delayer in many women's life in the morning.
Focus on removing the things that takes time, but does not increase your happiness level.
My passions are managing and improving the results of hotels through employee centered processes. My motto: "Put your employees first and the rest will follow. Don't just say it - show it through the actions that you take".