6. What 794 people like you taught us about time blocking

Jan 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Have you been distracted today? If we are intentional with our time, we can defeat distraction. Today’s guest, Valerie Tourangeau, is just like you. She was a fan of The ONE Thing for years, and then she finally implemented its powerful lessons. Now, she is able to dismiss the distractions and focus on her ONE thing, every day, because she is a time blocking master. Time Blocking is the act of scheduling time for yourself to do your most important tasks. It sounds simple, but most people struggle with committing time to themselves every day.

Discussed in this episode:

  • 1:45 – Valerie isn’t alone. A lot of people have said they read The ONE Thing and they love the book, but they never implemented the book. Why?
  • 2:00 – 66 days can seem daunting, and finding a ONE thing in a world full of so many distractions seems like it won’t make the difference – but it really does.
  • 2:30 – We say 66 days because, after five years of research, we discovered that it takes 66 full days to form a habit.
  • 6:05 – Implementing The ONE Thing can expose a lot of your weaknesses. When Valerie went through the Time Blocking Mastery Course, what was one of the first weaknesses that popped up for her that really surprised her?
  • 7:30 – The Halo Effect: When you do ONE thing, the right thing, it can end up knocking over many other things.
  • 9:30 – Focusing on your ONE thing is more about momentum and less about being perfect. Tell us more about that.
  • 11:30 – What are some of the biggest mistakes that people make when they first try to time block?
  • 15:15 – What has shifted in Valerie’s life because of time blocking?
  • 22:20 – We should be able to walk away from this episode and be able to take action and implement one simple thing that will actually give us a win in our lives. What would Valerie suggest we do?

If you want to make a greater commitment to yourself, download our free 66-Day Calendar and start your own 66-Day Challenge today. Mastering the art of time blocking can completely transformed your life. If you want to form a powerful habit that sticks, check out the Time Blocking Mastery course.    


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