James Brown once said, “This is a man’s world, this is a man’s world … But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl…”
So, it’s a new year – almost. And I think back to a few years ago when I was running a case study for the 24 Hour Blueprint lifestyle design program. I noticed that more women responded to the case study invitation than men. And at some point I considered that we might be most effective if we focused our efforts on helping women – especially moms who had a lot to juggle. Actually, I remember getting really excited and thinking, perhaps more women would get the most value out of the program than men and we could make that a primary base of our program’s community. I’d even considered creating a 24 Hour Blueprint for Stay-At-Home Mom’s, Working Moms, Single Professionals etc. And of course, other pressing projects emerged leading me to abandon that initiative.
Today, I’m in a similar place which resembles where I was a couple years ago – projects, life, clients, training, then life again. But I’m better prepared and skilled at integrating this interstellar pieces. And just as I’ve struggled to keep things moving forward, the American household has faced its challenges. According the a 2015 article by PewResearch.org, 60% of couples are working, and so now it’s critical for both men and women to manage their time better to establish the harmony required to counter our chaotic digitally overwhelming lives and raise children we’d like to have a shot at experiencing a sense of peace in our world.
28 Time Management Concerns Shared by Case Study Participants
Here’s a list of what some of the respondents shared they were struggling with that found compelling. As I’d mentioned, I’d observed more than half were women. But the answers below were provided by men and women participants.
Here’s the challenges and concerns they shared through a survey.
- Sticking to the allotted time.
- Making sure everything makes it on my calendar and that I am getting reminders at the right time.
- Getting started and sticking to a plan of action.
- Focusing on the most important tasks and identifying what they are in order to complete them first.
- Finding time to do my homework, pretty much.
- Knowing EXACTLY How much time things will take.
- My biggest time management struggle is not having enough hours in a day to complete that daily goal.
- Learning to let go and delegate.
- Following up.
- Traffic, driving, things running late…
- That there is so much to get done in a short period of time. Therefore, I often feel overwhelmed.
- Not taking breaks.
- Not having the right type of calendar.
- My biggest time management struggle is not enough time to keep in touch with (my) sphere of influence.
- Working 7 days a week and not wanting to do anything after a long days work.
- Finishing all my multiple activities on time.
- Being on time for appointments, etc.
- The ability to create a schedule that’s easily recognizable at a glance.
- When your child waits til the night before to tell you they have a school project due the next day.
- How to commit my time best to my bigger, most profitable projects.
- Trying to get work.
- Staying on task.
- I have to prioritize better.
- Completing long term projects that don’t have a hard deadline.
- Turning off (social) media to accomplish my goals.
- Prioritizing things to get my documentary started.
- My biggest time management struggle is just being able to remember all that I have to do.
- Allocating the right amount of time to complete all my daily tasks.
Soooooooo….after reading through that, I set a goal. And…
By January 2020, the goal is to create A Women’s Guide to the Perfect Year published through the 24 Hour Blueprint Academy, the online training center for 24 Hour Blueprint users and students. And what I hope is that the women who participate in our 2019 programs will share their thoughts and ideas that will influence the future products of the 24 Hour Blueprint Academy beginning with A Women’s Guide to The Perfect Year.
The Academy was founded on the idea that ultimate happiness can be embedded into our daily life through mindful daily actions orchestrated by personalized daily blueprints created from a self-directed productivity quiz-assessment that measures satisfaction in life. And I believe that this upcoming year, we can kick-start a happiness-productivity revolution by beginning to coach our first group of women on how to use their 24 Hour Blueprints and breakthrough in areas of life that are important to them.
To bring back the quote shared earlier by James Brown, this world would be nothing without a woman or a girl. I believe empowering women with the principles of the 24 Hour Blueprint Method can transform the world towards harmony necessary to cultivate a culture of peace and workability we all seek. Bold claim – I know. But you’ll have to take the 3X Productivity Quiz-Assessment for yourself to believe it.
If you’re a stay-at-home mom or work from home-er, a working mom, or single professional with a mission to bring absolute happiness to your life and loved ones lives, register for the upcoming January webinar, Happy YOU Year: 24 Hour Blueprint Secrets to Being Absolutely Happy and Productive by Design (Registration opens in a week).
To prepare for the event, take the 3X Productivity Quiz-Assessment (see below) to discover what your lifestyle score is first. You’ll receive an invitation to the webinar once registration opens.
Thank you for reading and I look forward to seeing you on the webinar.
Buihe Madu | Creator of the 24 Hour Blueprint Method
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