How to find time for your secret passion, business or side project, without quitting your day job
Time management skills for the new world of work, in 7 simple steps
Do you have your own secret passion, business or side project that you never seem to find time to start? Are you ready for your next career move or the next chapter in your life but you’re not sure where or how to get started?
My name is Danny Hile and I help my clients discover the kind of life they want and find the time and energy they need to get it. You might be surprised at what you learn in this book because everything you and I learned in school about time management is wrong.
“Everything you and I learned in school about time management is wrong.”
- Time management is about fitting more in your day, right? WRONG!
- How to say NO to your boss and still keep your job
- Why you should NEVER let someone else set your goals
- 8 ways to make your goals the SMARTEST goals you have ever set
- How to prioritise your own work, without someone else doing that for you
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” -Steve Jobs
What hard work and flipping burgers taught me
I was raised believing in the value of hard work. My first real job was flipping burgers for McDonald’s at 15 and I loved having a job where I could work so hard, I would forget about everything else. Looking forward as a teenager, it seemed the life I wanted was an eternity away.
Over the next 20 years, hard work, a supportive family and a bit of old-fashioned grit helped me earn two business degrees, without being particularly academic. I was chosen in the top 4 percent of degree qualified applicants for my sales and negotiation skills, although those who know my best will tell you I was not a born salesman.
I landed a couple of amazing jobs, which challenged me to do better. I was tested to my limits, physically and mentally, to get these jobs and I was tested every day I was in them.
From the outside in, it looked as though I was successful. I always valued accomplishment and honestly, in some areas of my life, I felt accomplished. But the truth is, the definition of success I was trying to live up to, was never my own. It was bittersweet.
Time management skills are not about juggling
I became a master juggler, trying to manage other people’s expectations. At different points in my life, my girlfriend (at that time) wanted me to spend every waking minute with her. My friends missed hanging out with me and guilted me with the words, “You don’t have time for us anymore”. My lecturers decided nothing else mattered, except for my study. My employer thought they should take priority over my study. My brother was a natural athlete and sportsman, so he thought I should be putting more time into training.
Why did this upset me? Most people in my life wanted what was best for me, so did I have a right to feel upset? I felt frustrated because no matter how capable I would become, how hard I was willing to work and how much I would go on to accomplish, I would never meet everyone’s approval.
Set your own expectations or you will NEVER be happy
Suddenly I realised there were dozens of people who had expectations of me. Keeping everyone happy was going to be impossible. Juggling a couple of important roles is okay but if you have too many balls in the air at the same time -you just end up looking like a clown.
“If you have too many balls in the air at the same time -you just end up looking like a clown.”
During a career change a few years ago, I sat down and did some soul searching. I wrote what I wanted in life and that became my mission statement. I reflected on what I had accomplished through the years and my failures. I realised my greatest source of unhappiness over the years was not failure itself but failing live up to other people’s expectations. An impossible feat.
You need to get back in control of your time (and life!)
After I created my mission statement and set my own goals, I immediately felt back in control. Living my best life started with a simple choice. Time to decide if I would accept the life others thought I should lead or if I would design my own life.
“Remember that if you don’t prioritise your life someone else will. But if you are determined to prioritise your own life you can. The power is yours. It is within you” -Greg McKeown.
Then, I spoke with other people from all walks of life, who told me the same thing. They spent all this time trying to keep other people happy. Meanwhile, they had a burning desire to work on their side business or a project they had wanted to do for years.
Like me, these individuals grew tired of putting everyone else’s needs ahead of their own. They were tired of accepting what other people thought they deserved. They wanted to prioritise their life, based on what they wanted and I felt their pain.
I wrote “Time to Start” to help others, who are not sure where or how to create the life they want. I wrote it for those who need time management skills, so they can navigate a world of busyness and information overload.
Would you like to feel back in control?
Would you like to feel back in control of your time and your life? Would you feel happy if you were not trying to keep everyone else happy? “Time to Start” will help you take control and design the life you want.
- Do you often feel overwhelmed, like you cannot fit everything in a day?
- Do you have a dream, goal or side business which you never find time for?
- Are you struggling to keep up with everyone else’s expectations of you, at work?
- Are you tired of reaching goals, only to have someone shift the goal posts again?
- Do you feel like the goals you’ve set in the past were out of reach or uninspiring?
- Would you like to set your own priorities and start working towards them?
Master your time management skills in 7 simple steps
“Time to Start” walks you through 7 simple steps to master your time management skills. You will enjoy brief illustrations of powerful concepts adopted from phenomenally successful people. Each chapter has though provoking questions you can ask yourself, so you can discover what you want in life and go after it.
Who on Earth is Danny Hile?
I have helped thousands of students with purpose, goal setting, focus, goal achievement and more. I teach my students 1 on 1, through my book, workshops online courses and my blog.
- 5 star rating on Amazon and Good Reads
- Over 3,000 Udemy students, from 119 countries
- Founder of Task Axe, which helps you “chop through your to-do’s”
What will you learn when you read Time to Start?
Take back in control of your time, your life and your destiny. Work on your own dreams and goals, instead of someone else’s. Below are the 7 steps you will learn to master your time management skills.
|Create your personal mission
|Discover your purpose, your most important roles and your definition of success
|Set your own goals
|Set concrete goals of your own, so you are working towards what you want and need
|Focus on what you want
|Learn how to focus on your goals and ignore anything irrelevant or unimportant to you
|Organise your schedule
|Organise your workdays, so you have a detailed plan to move closer to your goals each day
|Make your own decisions
|Decide what you want and achieve and the best course of action to get you there
|Act on your own decisions
|Put your plan in motion and take immediate and decisive action to get the job done
|Review your results and progress
|Pause and assess your results and progress so far, so you can adjust course if necessary
Why you NEED this book now… and in 100 years
You and I are not computers. On any given day we are bombarded with 24-hour news cycles, ‘revolutionary’ new technology, a barrage of communication, advertising on everything from your morning cereal to the sidewalk. We are trying to learn how we can fit in the new world of work, social media and how we can compete with the robots coming for our jobs.
I wrote this book to help others navigate the new world of work and play. The principles I shared on the pages of this book are timeless. They can help you today… and in 100 years (if we’re still alive -don’t laugh… even that could be possible).
What readers are saying
“A very thoughtful coverage of achievement in life… This is not a large volume. It provides the challenges, details the mechanism and typical decisions one encounters.”
-David Pankhurst, The Book Connection
“Danny’s book is highly actionable and very straight forward… with some of the challenges I have experienced over the last couple of years, it’s brought to my attention the ever-increasing need for me to master my minutes. And so, I know for myself, I need to read this book over and over and over.”
-Nathan Shooter, Thrive Media
“What I liked about this book was it took some complex time management ideas and simplified them. Danny did a great job balancing stories of personal experience and setting actionable tasks to give even the most unorganized person an easy to follow step by step time management system. I highly recommend you read this book whether you want to find more time to start a business, find time for a hobby, start exercising or even find more time for your family. 5 Stars!”
-Peter Brown, Fisique Body Transformations
“I’m really impressed with this book. It’s small and easy to read (and carry around while travelling) but also SO full of gems that it needs a re-write with a highlighter. I’ll be using this as a resource and sharing it with clients also, who will not only start their next big thing, but carry it through to completion with the tools in this well thought out book”.
-Kerrie Phipps, KerriePhipps.com
Order a paperback copy of this book, today, for free. All I am asking is that you pay the small postage and handling fee, so I can send it to you. Is that fair?
What is the value of this offer?
A consultant might charge thousands to give you what you need to set your best goals and achieve them. Likewise, you will pay for a coach’s time, so he or she can keep you on track.
“Time to Start” walks you through best practices for discovering your purpose, setting your goals and practical, real-world tactics to achieve them.
Imagine if you could change your life, for less than the price of ONE morning coffee, bacon and eggs. You can when you order a copy of my book, “Time to Start.”
- Time to Start [paperback]: Master your time in 7 simple steps – $20
- End of chapter questions to guide you through each step
- Free online Goal Setting Masterclass, which dives into even more detail -usually $30
- Access to the online forum at Task Axe, where you can share your experiences
- FREE postage and handling on the book, anywhere in Australia -usually $10
Imagine if the goals you struggled with for years were set in stone tomorrow. Imagine if they were crystal clear and you had a detailed roadmap to get you there. So, if you could achieve your biggest goal this year, what would that be worth to you?
I have a strictly limited number of these books on order, with all these freebies. If you order one right now, I’ll put your name on one of the books coming in.
My crazy 10x GUARANTEE.
Apply the principles in this book, complete the exercises at the end of each chapter. If you don’t believe you become 10 x more productive after reading this book and really applying the principles in it, send it back within 30 days and I will give you a full refund of your purchase price. Fair enough?
What’s the catch?
Buy this book and then commit to reading a chapter each day or night. Don’t worry. It’s easy reading and there’s exercises at the end of each chapter to help you apply what you’ve learned. I am even going to give you access to the audio (IMMEDIATE download), so you easily listen to a chapter while you go for a walk, go to the gym or wash the car. BUT you will need to get out a pen and paper (or the print copy of my book) to have a serious attempt at the exercises.
P.S. Are you still here? Stop procrastinating and get this done. You get a print copy of “Time to Start”, plus the audio, plus my Goal Setting Masterclass, access to Task Axe discussion forums AND free postage on the book. I have packed this offer full of value. All you need to do now, is take action.