Thank you for taking the
Time Transformation Assessment.
Check out your results below:
- Above 85% = Spaciousness and Freedom
- 75 – 85% = Systems That Fit Your Life
- 65 – 75% = Transforming Your Habits
- Below 65% = You Are Ready For Change
Spaciousness and Freedom
Your systems are flexible and spacious enough to provide you with the structure you need to optimize your freedom. They accommodate the inevitable ebb and flow of your life.
You trust yourself and your team’s abilities to track what needs to be accomplished and to follow through on your priorities. And while it takes daily focus and attention, staying on top of things is an integral part of your life. When life throws you off track you understand how to get back on.
You are clear about how much time and energy you are willing to commit to work and play each week and protect your time accordingly.
You take seriously the need to rejuvenate and balance your energy with self-care and play and leave room in your schedule to be ‘off’ – with little to no guilt or anxiety.
While life never stays in perfect harmony there are more days you are ‘in the flow’ then not. Your ability to tap into the wellspring of creativity and resources inside of you brings your contribution to the world to a whole new level.
Your Next Steps: Are you ready to take your talents and skills to the next level? Revisit your goals and push yourself to think in a bigger and more powerful way.
Challenge the status quo and create the work and play schedule that truly defines your version of “life balance”. Leverage your time skills by empowering others with your knowledge.
Systems That Fit Your Life
For the most part you have developed productivity systems that fit who you are. That fit your life. You recognize your strengths and your challenges and delegate accordingly.
Long-term project planning is a critical part of why you feel in control. You give yourself the time to think through what is coming and side-step many fires that would otherwise pop up.
Your priorities are clear – especially at work – and you know how to protect the time you need each week to keep your projects moving forward.
E-mail may still go haywire from time to time but by and large it is under control and does not dictate your workload each day.
Generally you value your time and others’ by starting and ending appointments on time.
You do still believe that you are indispensable and have yet not committed to implementing systems that would allow you greater freedom. These systems involve a great deal of trust in other people. Trust that you can only give to others when you trust yourself first.
You work more hours than what you would prefer. You are passionate about your work and contributions to the world which can make it very hard to turn off’ your brain and relax into other areas of your life.
Your Next Steps: It is time to get honest with yourself about what more you could let go of in your work AND life. Streamline and automate your systems to create this focus and freedom. You have the discipline necessary to create this freedom for yourself. You deserve this next step.
It is also time to recognize that you can slow down the pace of life – and enjoy more of it in the process – without sacrificing your goals. Test this out and watch your productivity and ‘life balance’ reach a completely new level.
You’ve done some research on how to be more productive. Maybe you’ve read some books or blogs or even taken a seminar on finding the right system for you. And while you have tried many different approaches you still haven’t found a system that really feels like it’s yours.
However, through this process you have consciously or unconsciously started to shift your habits around time and organization. You are tracking your most immediate priorities but you still aren’t sure if everything is being captured.
On a weekly or bi-weekly basis you pull together a list of what needs to get done and it helps to focus and re-center you. You are able to prioritize and delegate items off of this list to a certain degree. You may not go back to this list until you feel overwhelmed again.
Email and other people’s problems still eat up most of your days. You have a few strong anchors in your schedule that you keep sacred but the majority of time your time is available to anyone that wants it.
You understand the importance of taking time for yourself even though you don’t always listen to your body about when you need a break.
Your Next Steps: Recognize that you are in the process of transforming your habits. Notice which habits support your productivity and which do not. Take full ownership for your time. You can say “No” or negotiate interruptions way more than you are currently. This is harder to do when you aren’t as clear about your own role and priorities.
Your next step is to be way more consistent with your planning time and to start blocking (interruption-free) time on your calendar to accomplish the tasks on your list. This is a huge part of my programs, designed to find your specific productivity system and integrate the habits necessary to make your systems last.
Ready For Change
You’ve got tons going on. Commitments, responsibilities, projects you’d love to get to. It can be hard to know which way to turn, what is the most important thing to focus on.
Your days are spent reactively rushing from one appointment to the next and dealing with the inevitable fires that pop up. When you do happen to have a break without someone pulling at you – it is so hard to know where to start so you default to email.
Right now much of your energy is being channeled into remembering what it is you have to do since most of your tasks are stored in your memory or scattered on bits of paper. Occasionally you may create a to-do list but it is inconsistent and can leave you feeling overwhelmed instead of relieved.
The anxiety over what might be ‘falling through the cracks’ is impacting your sleep, mood, creativity, and stress levels. Delegation is challenging because it is going to take so much energy to pass along the tasks.
Weekends and vacations are spent ‘catching up’ on organizing projects, email backlog, and clearing your office desk.
Fortunately you are aware. And you are ready for change (otherwise you wouldn’t have taken this assessment). You realize that there must be an easier way to operate in life. And you are right. The great thing about the process is that it isn’t a matter of fixing you; it is a matter of fixing your systems.
Your Next Steps: Your planning system is way over capacity. You have so much going on that you can’t possibly remember it all. It is time to expand your systems to handle ALL of your life.
Your first step is to create the space in your calendar – even a few minutes each day – to plan your day. To get ahead of what is coming. Taking this time to pause is what will ultimately break the cycle you are in. Take a look at my programs,. They are designed to get you out of this place FOR GOOD and far more quickly than you can imagine.