In today's show I'm going to talk about something that we often take for granted in our businesses and our lives…
I'm not talking about the space in the margins of your website, or the blank space on the edges your business cards.
I'm referring to gaps that you purposely create in your calendar between meetings, or other activities. It's the time that you consciously allot in your schedule to think, distraction-free.
If you feel like you've hit a plateau in your business or you're stuck in a rut professionally, financially, or even personally - adding more white space to your life might actually be your answer.
I know it sounds counter-intuitive that making time in your day to do less will help you be more successful. But, by the end of this show you'll understand why.
00:57 Topic of today's episode
01:48 Why whitespace is important
02:27 Three reasons why creating white space in your day is important
04:07 Ryan's struggles with whitespace
04:45 Four ways to create whitespace
04:51 #1: Be purposeful about your whitespace
05:30 #2: Schedule your white space during the peak of your productivity cycle
05:55 #3: Try using that time to do something completely out of routine
06:14 #4: Start saying "no" more than you say "yes"
06:43 Action steps
"High-quality work requires long stretches of high-quality thinking." "If EVERYTHING is important, then NOTHING is important." "Your power to innovate is the whitespace you create." Resources
Ryan S. Johnson website - Virtual assistants and automated sales funnel for your real estate business