Managing Your Time When Business is Booming with Robert Lucas

Your business is growing. You have more clients than ever and you are in the process of hiring new people to keep up with the demand. You are working longer hours to make sure it all gets done. There never seem to be enough hours in the day and you are exhausted. You feel like something’s got to give. So how do you keep up?

 

Listen as Robert Lucas, owner of Let Me Show You Maui, and Resilience Radio host Kim Ades discuss how to manage your time effectively when your business is growing.

 

In this episode, we explore:

  • The difference between those who are poor but happy and those who are rich but unhappy.
  • How to escape the pressures and expectations that society may be placing on you.
  • How to manage your time effectively when your business is growing.
  • How to hire people with the same amount of passion as you.

INSIGHT OF THE WEEK

“I work with many senior executives who say, ‘I don’t have enough time. I need more hours in the day. I have a time problem,’ but there is no such thing as a time problem.” -Kim Ades

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Transcription: Managing Your Time When Business is Booming

Here is a super interesting snippet of Kim’s conversation with Robert Lucas! See transcription (21:00 – 26:00):

Kim Ades: What is your greatest challenge now? It sounds like you’re a guy who lives life floating on a cloud, but you’re human and you have a coach on the line. What question might you ask this coach?

Robert Lucas: I thank you for that. My greatest challenge is time management. How do I manage my time as I’m building my business? I’m creating a platform for others to shine. I’ve hired people on who are lights in this world who don’t understand or haven’t figured out how to substantiate themselves in a sense of abundance.

I believe that the money that flows to us, supports us so that we can pour out our time and energy and gifts to others. And I’m now supporting people with that, the people that are working with me, but I’m exhausted. I have been go, go, going and I’m learning how to manage my time better.

Kim Ades: I work with many senior executives who have the very same problem. They say, “I don’t have enough time. I need more hours in the day. I have a time problem,” but there is no such thing as a time problem, there is only a thinking problem.

Robert Lucas: Yes.

Kim Ades: We all have the same number of hours in the day, and some of us use that time very differently than others. The difference between you and someone like Richard Branson is simply that he thinks differently. He thinks about himself and his resources differently, and he has a vision for what’s next, what he wants to do and what he wants to create.

Robert Lucas: Excellent.

Kim Ades: If I were to work with you as a client, I would really examine what you’re physically doing all day, every day. Let’s look at it hour to hour, minute to minute. Let’s look at what your time is being used for. What parts of that time are you loving? What parts of that time would you rather someone else do?

And then we would create a structure that would allow you to leverage your strengths, to grow and to touch more lives because it sounds like that’s part of your mission.

Robert Lucas: Yeah.

Kim Ades: And you’d allow the structure and the resources to take over the rest. So while you’re bringing more people in, I suspect that you’re doing it at a pace that isn’t aligned with your vision. Your vision is far more ahead than your pace of growth.

Robert Lucas: Yeah. It’s been challenging to find people who I can trust and who align with my vision. Of course, no one is going to have the same amount of passion as I do about this.

Kim Ades: Why do you think that? Think about what you’re thinking.

Robert Lucas: Yeah.

Kim Ades: That type of thinking is already limiting the resources coming through your door.

Robert Lucas: Of course.

Kim Ades: That thinking is already saying, “No one is going to be as into it as me.” But maybe that’s not true. Maybe that’s what you end up attracting.

Robert Lucas: Cool. Absolutely. You’re absolutely right.

Kim Ades: And I’m speaking your language.

Robert Lucas: You’re right. I agree with it. You’re on point.

Kim Ades: Right? I understand where you’re coming from. I understand that you’re energetic and bent on life, but it’s your thinking that’s causing the problem, not your time.

Robert Lucas: Absolutely.

Kim Ades: One of the things we ask our clients to do is journal. We can see how they think in their journals. We can see the words they use, the language they use and the stories they tell. Your story is, “No one is going to be as passionate as me and I’m not sure I can trust people.”

Robert Lucas: Right. Absolutely. You got it.

Kim Ades: And so you’re attracting people who may not be trustworthy and people who are not as passionate as you.

Robert Lucas: Yeah.

Kim Ades: But why wouldn’t someone be just as passionate about impacting another person’s life?  That’s a pretty easy thing to get passionate about.

Robert Lucas: Absolutely.

Kim Ades: You’re creating this situation where you’re the only service delivery person at your level.

Robert Lucas: Right. You got it.

Kim Ades: You’re not doing it consciously, right?

Robert Lucas: Of course.

Kim Ades: So your job is to say, “What do I actually want? How would I like this to look?”

Robert Lucas: Yeah.

Kim Ades: And then ask yourself, “What thinking and what beliefs do I have that are actually interfering with my ability to have what I want?” Then, when you are in your sweet spot, life flows easily and it’s a lot easier to grow your strengths.

If you feel like you are struggling to manage your time and you have way too much on your plate, you may not actually have a time problem at all! What you may be experiencing is a thinking problem − specifically, how to think strategically about your business and how to best use your resources.

You may also be bogged down with all the things you need to get done, and have not given yourself the opportunity to lift your head and think about what you really, really want, where you want to go and how you want to get there.

Working with a Frame of Mind Coach helps you gain clarity about your thinking and the impact that  thinking is having on your business. We can help you figure out how to make more time for the things that are really important without it being a sacrifice.

If you’re thinking, “I never have enough time,” that’s exactly what we’re talking about! And now is the time to take the time to recraft your life. Start by scheduling some time with us for a complimentary coaching call. This call alone will have you thinking about yourself, your business and your role as a leader a WHOLE LOT DIFFERENTLY.

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