Have you ever said “I wish had more time”?
Do you want more work-life balance?
I’m here to tell you…no you do not want that.
Let me explain.
Recently, Facebook reminded me that I was friends with a person for 8 years. I don’t know about you but eight years is a long time knowing someone. When I looked at the selfie we took, I realized I actually didn’t know that person at all. We met one time at a conference and have been “facebook friends” for eight years.
If I told you that you should meet my friend who I’ve known for eight years, you’d think that we would be really good friends…right?
The length of time you know someone doesn’t define the quality of the relationship. I have a friend who I’ve known for two years but he knows more about me than most of my friends who have known me for much longer.
So when FB showed the selfie that we took in 2009, it reminded me of a bigger, important lesson:
It’s not about quantity of time, but the quality of time.
I’ve been guilty spending a whole afternoon watching Netflix at my parents’ house. As much as I love Breaking Bad, binge watching for 4 hours straight wasn’t a good use of time (considering I had flown across the country to see them).
When my dad and I spent 25 minutes fixing a flat tire together, that was a moment I would never forget. We cracked jokes, he reminded me when I peed my pants at a rollercoaster, and we fixed a flat tire. Those 25 minutes were worth more to me than sitting in my parents living room watching a tv series for 4 hours.
In both cases, I was “spending time” with my family but the quality of time was vastly different.
How often have you spent time with your family or kids…but you really weren’t present. Physically you were there but your mind wasn’t.
I think we’ve been all guilty of that.
At the end of our lives, we remember the moments that mattered. And it doesn’t take hours to create those moments.
At AE we give people, like you, resources and tools to win-back free time. When people come to us, especially if they’re over 35, I’ve noticed that they want “more free time” and work-life balance.
After years of working with clients, what they really want isn’t more free time or work-life balance. “Free time” and “work-life balance” are code words for:
- The ability to choose how they spend their time
- To be in control of their schedule
These two allow you to create “moments” like playing board games with your kids, seeing friends across the country and going for romantic dinners with your significant other.
So how do you create “work-life balance” where you are happy at work and have enough free time outside of work to do what you want to do (without any stress)?
Instead, we believe in something else much more effective. We cover it all in this video. It’s part of our paid course Finisher’s Fastlane but we’re releasing it to you today for free (for a limited time).
Here’s one of our clients had to say about it:
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