Full Text of How To Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden @ TEDxDouglasville conference.
Rory Vaden – Author, Procrastinate on Purpose
You may have thought that we started late, but it is ironic that the first speaker would be the author of the book, “Procrastinate on Purpose”.
How is it, that we have more tips and tricks, tools and technology, calendars and checklists than ever before, and yet, we still always seem to be behind?
How is it that we work longer hours, we’re moving faster than we’ve ever moved in history, and yet we never seem to be caught up?
How is it that we know more about time management today, and yet stress is at an all-time high?
The reason why is because everything you know about time management is wrong.
I first started to realize this a couple of years ago. It was early on a Saturday morning, I was at my business partner’s house, and I was picking him up for a very important international leader planning retreat, and he has a 2-year-old baby girl name Haven, and she is the sweetest little thing you can imagine. She has curly brown hair, and these sweet, soft, brown eyes, and we live in Nashville, so she has a little southern accent that’s developing and as I’m picking up Dustin, and we’re about to leave, Haven come sprinting down the hallway and she leaps, and she latches on to Dustin’s leg, and she says: “Daddy where you going?” And he looks down at her and he says: “Oh, I’m sorry baby Haven, Daddy actually has to go to work today.” And she looks up at him, and her eyes well up with tears, and she says: “No Daddy, please, no work today. No work Daddy.”