Your Gains Are In Your Gaps
Jay Shetty had his good friend, actor Will Smith recently on his podcast. Shetty said that walking onto a movie set is like nothing he’d ever seen. The set is pressure-packed. Racing against time, everything has to come together just right.
Shetty went on to say to Smith, “I knew that you were serious about your personal development when you were in your trailer studying in the gaps between scenes.
One of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, Smith could’ve very easily returned to his trailer to be pampered and relax, but instead, in the little time that he had, he chose to expand his understanding.
How much time do you waste in the gaps? If you are like me, you probably don’t even recognize them because the GAPS are those seemingly inconsequential throw-away minutes that you spend scrolling when you could be expanding.
What’s deceiving is that it’s only a few minutes-3 minutes here…5 minutes there…7 minutes before…or a 1/2 hour until your Door Dash arrives, but if you add all of those sprinkled minutes together, it equates to 45 minutes that could’ve began to change your life.
And you never knew it.
Your gain is in your GAPS. Instead of consuming someone else’s life, you could be creating your own.
I used to think that I had to take some vacation time in order to work on my creatives only to get to that week and reward myself for working so hard by relaxing. The following week, I’d be back at work pissed off because I’d broken another promise to myself.
Your gains are in your gaps. You don’t have to rent a cabin in the woods in order to work on your future, you just have to mind your gaps.
Here’s how you do it.
If you want to read more, keep a physical book with you at all times, or preload an ebook, podcast, video, or series of blog posts to read at a moment’s notice.
If you want to write more take a legal pad with you to whip out and begin scribbling your unbridled thoughts.
The key is to have your book, pad, or videos ready to be put to use in the off-hand minutes that you have available.
I use the GAPS to begin proofing a blog post; edit a video clip; or start working on another episode of The Sales Life Pod-Vlog. I also use the GAPS to pop an ear bud in and listen to a podcast episode while walking to the accounting office. Five minutes there. Five minutes back, compounded over time = 100x ROI. (Minimum)
The only rule is whatever is que’d up has to be aligned with the direction of your future.
In 6 months you’ll be unrecognizable simply because you were sculpting your future in the GAPS, whereas others were scrolling their dreams.
Think about it. You have the same allotment of time as the richest man in the world. The only difference is that they mind their gaps and you don’t.
Mind your GAPS and you’ll manage your future.
Remember the greatest sale that you will ever make is to sell you on you. Never settle. Keep selling your way through life no matter what. Stay in The Sales Life.
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