Invest in Yourself.

In his TEDx Talk on how to multiply time, Rory Vaden preaches, "You multiply your time by giving yourself the emotional permission to spend time on things today that will give you more time tomorrow."  While dissecting time management theory, Vaden is urging business professionals - including you - to invest in themselves.  By investing time in organizing, automating, and systemizing your business, you can reap the rewards of more time for family, friends, other important business tasks, or even vacation!

You multiply your time by giving yourself the emotional permission to spend time on things today that will give you more time tomorrow.
— Rory Vaden

Delegate to Others.

Beyond investing time in yourself to multiply your time, Vaden also advises we delegate more of our tasks to others.  Pool and spa professionals like you struggle with this every day.  There is a certain panic that comes with delegating - the worry of tasks not being done properly or being done quickly enough or maybe even being done at all.  But Vaden insists that the time it takes for an employee to be well-trained and well-versed in delegated tasks is time well spent: "Multipliers realize that perfection is achieved not only when nothing more can be added but [also] when nothing more can be taken away."  Thus, by eliminating items from your to-do list, you are allowing yourself more opportunities for growth.

Mulipliers realize that perfection is achieved not only when nothing more can be added but [also] when nothing more can be taken away.
— Rory Vaden

Revolutionize Your Business.

Finally, Vaden calls for you to revolutionize your business.  With his focus funnel, he demonstrates a three-dimensional way of managing time - factoring in the Urgency of a task, the Importance of a task, and the Significance of a task.  As Vaden says, "You cannot solve today's time management problems with yesterday's time management thinking."  Instead of only doing what needs to be done right now, or even what needs to be done so badly, successful entrepreneurs like yourself should strive to do tasks that will better the future.  Rather than looking straight down at what's in front of you, begging for your attention, look further ahead at a bigger picture in order to exponentially multiply your time and grow your business.

You cannot solve today’s time management problems with yesterday’s time management thinking.
— Rory Vaden

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