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Time Scale Changes

October 4, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about his perceptive on time scale changes.

Hi folks, Shawn here with you and I want to talk to you about an interesting thing which is how the timescale in life can change. Now I recently took one of those things I call “free day” right, based on strategic coach model and Dan Sullivan and others who encourage you to take a day where you don’t do work. I took one of these free days.

A very interesting thing changed. Timescale changed and this was very instructive for me thinking this way. I found myself on this long hike and I got misdirected and as I was misdirected, I was thinking about getting back to my original course, adjusting my day and I heard myself say in my head, “Oh I’m only gone half an hour in the wrong direction. It’s only an hour.”

This isn’t something I would say on a normal day. My normal business days are jammed packed. Meeting, speeches, appearances, talking to people, phone calls, schedule. A half hour – an hour is a huge deal because I have such a regimented world, but when I get a free day and I go to a different place, the timescale changes and I get a broader perspective. I’m no longer thinking in terms of hours. I’m thinking in terms of days and I’m thinking in terms of flexibility and oh the things can just be moved around. It’s simple and it’s easy. Then this brings my perspective back to the business world because we’re so precise in scheduling.

It is important for us to get things done, but at the end of the day, we are living on a bigger timescale. There’s a bigger power and we have the sun rise and set, and these are the true markings of our day, not these hourly increments that we put into it. It’s interesting to think on this scale, so we want to get perspective. It’s important that we always stop and get perspective. We can easily keep pushing, pushing, and pushing and never get where we want to go. When do we stop? When do we get perspective and when do we do more? Think about it.

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