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April 22, 2022

All Hours Are Not Equal

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Do you believe that all hours are the same? When it’s all said and done,  every human only has 24 hours in the day right? Well as I’ll explain, all hours are not equal and it’s our job to make the most of them.

It’s clear that some people get more done than others in the same amount of time, and it reminds me of something we’ve all learned at some point, “It’s not about the quantity, it’s the quality”. So if we want to be, do, and have more, without finding a supernatural way to bend time and create more hours in a day, we need to improve the quality of the way we’re spending our time.

That’s what personal development is! It’s investing in your personal abilities to have more quality in the things you do, more often. It increases your productivity, your efficiency, and if you think about it this way, your income. Take keynote speaking for example. Two different people could both give a one hour speech, but one person gets paid $1000 and the other gets paid $10,000. What’s the difference? The quality.

That’s why you’re told to invest in yourself. When you take the time to build skills, become self-aware, optimize your energy, whatever it is, you increase the quality of your output. You become in-demand because you can do something well that others need. You become more creative because you have perspective. You can focus better because you’re feeling better. Quality is something that needs to develop, and there are many indirect things you should be doing to pack more value into your hour. Steven Covey in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” calls this P vs PC: Production vs Production Capability. You must invest in your ability to produce, and I think a lot of people fail to see it through this lens.

To wrap this up let me ask you this - What areas of your life do you need to start investing in?

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