Hey guys, Pete here from petetansley.com. Today, I want to talk about the three types of time.
So what am I talking about? The three types of time? We’ve got three key types you want to split your work day and even your personal life up into.
- Number one type is primetime.
- Number two type is grind time.
- And number three is unwind time.
So let’s look at three of those categories right now.
So primetime–that stuff in your zone of genius, in your top 5%.
If you haven’t done that task before–where you write out everything that has to happen in your business, in your life, and then if you look at it, only, you should be doing the top 5%.
As a business owner, as a personal trainer, as the owner of a fitness company, that should be:
- building marketing funnels
- building your team
- producing content
- going to events
- speaking at events
Stuff that brings in business. High priority stuff in your 80/20, right?
That’s what I call your zone of genius. That’s primetime. You need to block out time in your day and in your week to make sure that happens.
As an example for me, Mondays are marketing Mondays.
I do lots of videos, lots of content, funnel creation, strategic thinking, and I do a reflection on the previous week, and then plan my week ahead.
Monday is for me a primetime.
But, how about think when could primetime be squeezed into your week? Could it be one full day? Or could it be a couple of hours split up in strategic times?
#2: Grind Time
This might not be glamorous but sometimes it’s about a list, ticking things off and just getting stuff done.
What I call GST, right? Getting stuff done, or getting shit done if you prefer the R-rated version.
So, this is a to-do list.
This is in the zone.
Just getting stuff done.
Firing off one thing, to the next thing, to the next. And actually getting tasks done.
#3: Unwind Time
This is where you are planning to do absolutely nothing.
The social media is off.
The notifications are off.
You are uncontactable.
This might be weekends. It might be both days. It might be Sunday’s.
It might be a planned quarterly retreat where you and your partner, or you solo, get away to reflect, and to plan, and to completely unwind.
So with these three types of time, if you get it wrong, here’s what might happen.
You might be spending too much time in grind time.
Which means you’re hustling too hard and you miss opportunities.
It also means you burn out.
You constantly go, go, go, that type A personality.
This can be great in the start-up phase of a business.
But as you progress, you’re going to miss out on that much needed primetime. That’s the most common mistake I see.
Too much unwind time.
The weeds start to grow.
If you’ve been in business for a long time or you have progressed up the six stage of business very fast, perhaps you can enjoy unwind time.
But if you’re in the early stages you know, probably 20% of your week can be unwind time. The rest needs to be in prime and grind.
So, I hope that helps. What I’ve covered are three types of time and why you need each one.
- There is grind time for doing checklists and tasks and getting shit done.
- There’s primetime for strategic level thinking, hanging out with other guys and girls on the same level of thinking, big strategic planning, and marketing.
- And then there’s unwind time.
You are not a fighter jet which can stay in the air 24/7. Even to refuel a fighter jet, it stays in the air.
Instead, we need to come down. It’s completely okay to come down sometimes to switch off, to unwind, to recharge, ready for more prime and grind in the next phase.