Can I Make More Time?

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“I feel like I’m being pulled in 10 directions at the same time, every day. How can I find the time to keep everyone happy, including me?” ~ Denise, St. Albans, UK

Dear Denise,

My biggest accomplishment is that I’ve learned to S-T-R–E–T–C-H out time!

🙂

But seriously… I’ve mastered a trick that gets me a few extra hours every day (and you can learn it too). It’s the only way I can juggle my professional duties as a surgeon, family responsibilities, managing a non-profit foundation, writing content for my websites, and more.

What’s the trick?

FOCUS.

When I’m operating, my focus is absolute. I ignore a ringing phone, aching legs, an itchy scalp, even a fire alarm, while I concentrate completely upon the job at hand – because a child’s life depends on it.

My advantage comes from extending this outside the O.R. Even if there isn’t a ‘life-or-death’ risk attached to it, you can imagine that whatever you’re doing is just as important – and decide not to lose focus until you’ve finished.

Nothing less than an earthquake should distract you!

Once you reach this point, you’ll see your day magically extend by a few hours – because you’re getting more stuff done, faster.

I get into more actionable steps in my short e-book, How To Focus, which you might find helpful.

Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian

Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian

Dr.Mani Sivasubramanian is a heart surgeon using his Internet marketing business to fund heart surgery for under-privileged children in India. Heart surgery is expensive. Many of his patients, from poor families, cannot afford the cost of treatment. So Dr.Mani decided to try and help sponsor the operations... by funding it through donations and a share of profits from his Internet infopreneur business. This was the simple concept behind an online adventure that started in 1996. Thirteen years later, Dr.Mani's team has funded and performed heart surgery in 47 children, with many more to follow. He's well on his way to achieve an ambitious mission: to make high quality heart health care accessible and affordable to every Indian child.

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