Super U Podcast | Finding Time, Joy, and Stop Cutting Your Lawn

Today, we’re sharing an interview between Erik and Jim Beach from School for Startups Radio. Erik Qualman covers a large range of topics from how to find your time value of money and why you should probably stop cutting your lawn.

Jim asks the question we all want the answer to, how can we better focus on what’s important to us. And who better to answer than our very own Erik Qualman. Jim’s first book, School for Startups, was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011 and reached as high as number 9 on Amazon. Promoting the book, Jim did over 300 radio interviews, was featured in a UPS commercial, was referred to as the Simon Cowell of venture capital by CNN, and was featured in Entrepreneur magazine and the Wall Street Journal India. Jim is the Founder of the School For Startups Online Entrepreneurship Program. The radio show won the Small Business Administration’s Media Award in 2014. Over 2000 episodes are available online along with 25 Am/Fm stations around the country.

5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn

Need a sneak peek? Below are the main takeaways from the episode.

Super U Podcast | Finding Time, Joy, and Stop Cutting Your Lawn

Episode Preview:

“One major tip is that a lot of us think if I was given two more hours in my day, that I’d be able to handle things. Well, in truth, if I gave you 24 hours, you would fill them. But if you take the two-hour example, let’s say you got up, you could do that you get up two hours earlier tomorrow, but the research shows you’ll actually get less done. So there are a lot of books in billion dollar industry on time management, but it’s really energy management. So we have a fixed amount of time. And so just trying to figure out how am I gonna allocate that energy. Now most of us allocate it to the easy things. First, we think busy, we do busy things, instead of the big things, we avoid the things that are big, meaning the big goal that we’ve set, let’s want to write a movie, if we want to learn to play the piano, whatever that big goal is, we kind of put that off, knowing here’s the thing you need to do, you’ve got to write down, what’s the one thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary? What’s the one thing that’s not I should do this, but a must, like, I must learn Spanish so that I could be better communicate with my family, whatever it might be, you got to change that want into a must. And the easiest way to do that is to write that one thing down. And to allocate a set amount of time, I like to say 30 minutes at the start of your day. So before the cast the day attacks, you try to do that first thing in the morning, if you can write it down the night before, science shows will actually make you sleep better. But there are a lot of tips and tricks in the book. But the biggest one that I’ve used is that one, what’s the one thing, write it down. Make sure I tagged up first. And then basically, I’m playing with house money the rest of the day.”

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