It's often been said that now is the only time we have; 
the past is gone and the future is yet to come.

​Once we understand this concept it suddenly creates 
a real sense of urgency.

How we treat...
...each and every second will make a difference to
the outcomes we experience in the future.

If we waste our 'nows', by definition, we are wasting 
our future.

As leaders it's...
...or responsibility to create that sense of scarcity
​about the present and keep our people focussed 
on using each precious moment to ensure we all 
experience the future we desire.


I've got two for you this week:

1. Use priority setting processes - such as the 
Urgent/Important matrix - to make sure people are 
spending their time on the most productive long-
term tasks.

And use it to create that sense of urgency and
scarcity I mentioned.

2. Focus on what's being done in the present

If time is precious, then it stands to reason that 
whatever we're doing in the present is also precious.

When we give what we're doing in the here and now 
our full attention and devotion, it transforms our 
experience and the results we get.

What so many get wrong... in thinking what they're doing is unimportant,
doing it in a perfunctory way and accepting poor
quality standards.

Consider a 'chore' like washing dishes: we can either 
regard it as a pain and waste our time in resentment,
thinking of all the things we'd rather be doing.

Or, we can devote ourselves to doing a great job of it, 
​enjoying satisfaction in the act of making the dishes
spotless and shining.

When we...
...stay fully present with what we're doing, it creates 
a profoundly different energy that translates into 
​everything else you do.

I love the concept of "One = All"

How we act in the now, is how we will always act.

If we waste now, we'll always tend to waste our time.

But if we do our best in the now, we'll always do
our best, and in doing so, achieve our desires.