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#142: Time Entitlement

Time management isn't all about planning and following through.

If it were that easy, we'd all be doing it.

The truth is, most lawyers don't follow through on their plans for themselves — heck, most humans don't.


It's not because they haven't read all the time management tips on the internet.

It's because of a little something I like to call “Time Entitlement.”

What's entitlement?

The “belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges.”

Time entitlement is the belief that we're deserving of and entitled to more time.

I've experienced feeling time entitlement first hand, so know that I'm not calling you out. I'm talking to you today coming from so much love.

We don't have a right to more time than we have.

We aren't entitled to a right to work all the hours we think we need to, and spend time with family, and do all the things that we need to to keep us sane.

We think we are.

We think that work should be different, our employees should be different, that our family/partner/friends should be different, and that our lives should be different.

The truth: the only person that needs to be different in our lives is us.

We are the only one that needs to change to get out of time entitlement.

You already know what needs to change.

Prioritize, plan, implement the plan.

The problem isn't knowing what needs to change.

The problem is changing.

Today on the Be a Better Lawyer Podcast you'll learn:

  • how you'll know if you're suffering from Time Entitlement
  • what I needed to believe to stop my suffering
  • 5 questions to ask yourself to start creating change for yourself

Let this be the episode that inspires you to make the change you need.


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