Making time for what’s important to you

Finding time for everything you want to do is often easier said than done. During a recording of the MDRT Podcast, two MDRT Foundation supporters explained how they align their schedule with their priorities: 

Ted Rusinoff: Elaine was asked to do a pretty big thing back in the U.K.: to be a professor at a university in a program. And she said, “I don’t have time for it, just like a lot of things in life. But when it’s important, you just say yes, and you find a way to make the time.” Most of us aren’t sitting around with an extra two or three hours in our diaries, just wondering, “Well, how should we fill it?” So I think what it comes down to is finding the things you want to be committed to and then rearranging the day in order to meet those priorities. And the MDRT Foundation is clearly an activity — the work that we do, the way you get connected to other members— and it should definitely be a priority. Say yes to the opportunity, and then rework the day in order to get everything done.  

Elaine Milne, Dip PFS: One of the fantastic things about MDRT as an organization is how they embrace the Whole Person concept. And when you apply those principles to your life, the time is more easily created than you would ever imagine. Also, one of the things for me is to look at the people who are further on in life, that have successful businesses and that run their lives in a really admirable way and do what they do. And you find that the concept of putting on your own oxygen mask can be applied quite a lot. So if you put your own oxygen mask on and look after yourself and the way you live, then you can create energy and time and lots of ideas to help other people, so that the time is always available to be created and the energy is always within ourselves to do what we want to do.  

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